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SkyMan
On 5/16/2020 at 1:25 PM, smokey said:

I did mine by protesting card f them the agent contact me says korean rebooked you to this date and time you should accept ... I said i pick the date not them some shit flight with 20 hour lay over landing in chicago then on my own i said hell no

Capital One would have been my next call.

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lamoe
22 hours ago, SkyMan said:

Capital One would have been my next call.

Got e-mail - they are checking on availability of refund - put CC stop payment right after getting message.

Update - 2nd refund credited to account. 18th their time.

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SkyMan

Flights credited to Capital One yesterday so 13 days.  Works for me. 

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Some US airlines prohibiting vent vale masks

https://www.johnnyjet.com/us-airlines-banning-face-masks-with-valves/

Since my most recent post on the face mask policies of U.S. airlines, the airlines have one by one started to ban face masks with valves on them. I had no idea that face masks with valves don’t effectively protect others, until Delta last week announced it was prohibiting them. On its dedicated page,

Delta writes that “any mask with an exhaust valve is not approved as an acceptable face mask for customers traveling on any Delta operated flight.” As of yesterday, face masks with valves are no longer allowed on Spirit Airlines flights. Per TPG, “the following coverings will no longer be accepted as masks on Spirit: Open-chin triangle bandanas Face coverings containing valves or mesh material Face shields (note that face shields may be worn in addition to an acceptable face covering)” Both United and JetBlue will soon be banning them, as well.

United’s new policy will go into effect tomorrow (August 7). On JetBlue flights, meanwhile, the airline will no longer allow the use of “face masks with vents or exhalation valves” starting Monday (August 10). What’s wrong with face masks with valves? In a story called “Face masks with valves don’t stop COVID-19 from spreading,” PopSci writes that “when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID, wearing a valved mask is just about as bad as not wearing one at all: they allow your exhalations (and respiratory droplets, which can carry the virus that causes COVID-19) to vent out into the air.

” The Mayo Clinic, in its own write-up on face mask safety, says that “some N95 masks have valves that make them easier to breathe through. With this type of mask, unfiltered air is released when the wearer exhales.” Both stories are worth reading if you want to know more. Have your own tip? Email it to [email protected]! Want to see more tips? Click here for all 1,767! Want even more travel tips? Sign up here for the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! Enter your email address and check “Daily Travel Tip” to receive Johnny’s best tips in your inbox each day!

 

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SkyMan
10 minutes ago, lamoe said:

when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID, wearing a valved mask is just about as bad as not wearing one at all:

Not true, mine protects me.  (As well as any other mask.)

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"PopSci writes that “when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID, wearing a valved mask is just about as bad as not wearing one at all: they allow your exhalations (and respiratory droplets, which can carry the virus that causes COVID-19) to vent out into the air."

Given the fit of most other masks, yeah right.

Here's a solution or cut a cloth rectangle to block both vents at once so they can see it.

Cutting slits is up to you.

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2 hours ago, SkyMan said:

Not true, mine protects me.  (As well as any other mask.)

The problem is that they don't protect others.
The valve just lets unfiltered air escape from your mask, so you will still spread the virus if you have it.

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SkyMan
5 hours ago, Dutch said:

The problem is that they don't protect others.
The valve just lets unfiltered air escape from your mask, so you will still spread the virus if you have it.

But it's fine for me.

I thought they were saying flying was perfectly safe due to their air purification systems anyway.  What's the problem?

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3 hours ago, SkyMan said:

But it's fine for me.

I thought they were saying flying was perfectly safe due to their air purification systems anyway.  What's the problem?

They also said there is no human-to-human transmission, and later that it only spreads through droplets.
Advice and guidelines change as we discover more about a novel disease.

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rfm010
17 hours ago, SkyMan said:

What's the problem?

Problem for the airlines is they are facing an existential threat so they will err on side of caution.  Delta flys to my (essentially) home town, very convenenient, dont want that to disappear.

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