‘I’m fine with it’: Airlines now requiring masks for passengers

Wearing mask in some airports still optional

ROANOKE, Va. – Passengers were few and far between on Monday afternoon at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, but almost everyone was wearing a mask when they arrived or waited to take off.

“I’m fine with it. There’s no ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on that one," said passenger Darren Harvey.

Harvey said most people he’s seen in airports are wearing masks.

“It’s a good sense of safety," he said.

The pandemic has not made him reconsider how much he flies.

“I feel safer flying, actually," said Harvey. "I fly all the time, so I’m used to it.”

Katherine Thatcher is a big fan of masks on airplanes.

“I think it should be mandatory," Thatcher said.