18 SEPTEMBER 2020: UNITED STATES

A man known only as ‘Michael’ posted a video on social media, which he captioned ‘Harrassed by @SpiritAirlines flight attendant’. The video depicts Michael, who is wearing a stars and stripes neck gaiter, getting into a verbal altercation with a member of Spirit Airlines cabin crew who tells him either to fold the gaiter to ensure his mouth and nose are covered by a double layer of fabric or to wear a face mask instead. The crew member informs the man that the face covering does not comply with CDC guidelines as it consists of a single layer of fabric but Michael refuses to fold it or replace it with a mask, saying he had worn it on 20 other flights.