Fighting fewer colds, some travelers will still mask while flying

(CNN) — Jessie Festa was seated on an Alaska Airlines flight at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport waiting to take off for Pasco, Washington, when a flight attendant announced wearing masks during the flight was no longer required. “The reaction around me was jubilation,” Festa, a travel blogger who lives in New York City, wrote via email. “Everyone started cheering and ripping off their masks.” Festa, 35, said she initially removed hers, too, “as the exciting feeling was almost contagious.” Then she slipped it back on.

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