Passengers wait to board a plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlier this year. Against stereotype, Asian passengers are starting to rebel against wearing face masks on flights. Photo: AFP Passengers wait to board a plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlier this year. Against stereotype, Asian passengers are starting to rebel against wearing face masks on flights. Photo: AFP
Passengers wait to board a plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlier this year. Against stereotype, Asian passengers are starting to rebel against wearing face masks on flights. Photo: AFP
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How Japanese airlines became the new front line for the great mask debate

  • At least two Japanese flights have been delayed or diverted because passengers refused to wear face masks
  • Most airlines in Japan and beyond ask that passengers cover their faces at airports and while in the air

Passengers wait to board a plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlier this year. Against stereotype, Asian passengers are starting to rebel against wearing face masks on flights. Photo: AFP Passengers wait to board a plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlier this year. Against stereotype, Asian passengers are starting to rebel against wearing face masks on flights. Photo: AFP
Passengers wait to board a plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport earlier this year. Against stereotype, Asian passengers are starting to rebel against wearing face masks on flights. Photo: AFP
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