American Airlines update COVID-19

Kurt Stache, American's Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, talks about our new requirement for wearing masks in flight, our measures to keep you safe on board, and how we're caring for the communities we serve.

Learn about our:

  • New requirement for all customers to wear masks during flight beginning May 11, and recently announced requirements for flight attendants
  • Measures to provide sanitizing wipes and face masks for customers on select flights
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures to disinfect high-touch points throughout aircraft and increased cleaning at airports
  • Commitment to caring for others through food donations and care packages

Your well-being is at the forefront of every decision we make, and we're committed to keeping you updated as we move forward. For additional information about these updates and other actions we're taking regarding COVID-19, please visit

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