Fancy the idea of wearing a face shield–not just a mask–on long-haul trips right now? If not, then you had better steer clear of Qatar Airways.
The airline has done an about-face (no pun intended), since I caught a flight from Sydney to Paris in April. Back then, there was no social distancing, no masks required.
But as face masks on flights become the norm, the Middle East based airline is taking air travel safety a step further. Passengers must now wear both mask and shield “at all times” the airline says. That is “from boarding to disembarkation at your destination”.