All Southwest Airlines flight forced to disembark in Nashville after passenger refuses to wear a mask

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Mask policies are always a problem on flights.

An entire Southwest Airlines flight to Nashville was forced to disembark Tuesday morning after a passenger allegedly refused to wear a mask and would not leave the plane, the airline told Fox News.

The passenger took the 9:20 am flight to Las Vegas, where she was reportedly asked to wear a mask, but she refused. The aircraft returned to the boarding gate and officers were called to the scene to attend to the passenger.

The passenger was eventually escorted off the plane and her ticket refunded.
The passenger was eventually escorted off the plane and her ticket refunded.
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The woman also did not follow instructions to leave the plane, forcing all passengers to disembark so they could escort her, the Tennessean reported.

The woman was taken to the southwest gate for a ticket refund and then taken to an unsecured side of the airport, the outlet shared. She was not arrested.

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The incident is said to have caused a delay of one hour.

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Southwest, like all major U.S. airlines, has implemented mandatory mask policies for passengers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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