'Throw Away Your Masks': Flight Attendant Sings on Plane After Judge Ruling

A video of a flight attendant singing that passengers do not need their face masks anymore is going viral.

The short video showed the male steward walking through a plane aisle while holding a plastic bag, telling flyers they can "throw away their masks."

Laughter, cheers and applause can be heard from the passengers. Another steward can be seen laughing in the background as her colleagues asks for the passengers' masks.

It is not clear what airline the steward is with or what flight the passengers are on. The video has also so far been viewed over 220,000 times on Twitter.

On Monday Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, ruled that the federal mask mandate on airplanes, trains and buses "exceeded" the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventions' (CDC) authority.

Following the ruling, the Transit Security Administration (TSA) said it would not enforce the mandate and airlines quickly announced that masking is now optional.

In a statement released on Monday by Delta Airlines, the airline said it "will continue to comply with the TSA Security Directive on masks until informed otherwise by the TSA."

United Airlines also released a statement reading: "Effective immediately, masks are no longer required at United on domestic flights, select international flights (dependent upon the arrival country's mask requirements) or at U.S. airports."

A spokesperson for Allegiant Airlines told Newsweek that its "mask policy remains unchanged at this time."

"This is a dynamic situation that we are closely monitoring, as we're anticipating further clarification on the implementation of the judge's order," the Allegiant spokesperson said.

Newsweek also reached out to American Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest, Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines for comment.

In addition to airlines, the federal mask mandate also applied to trains and buses in the U.S.

Other videos of passengers and flight cred reacting to the news that it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face mask have also begun circulating on social media.

Another video, which has been viewed just under 1 million times, showed pilots congratulating passengers on no longer having to wear a face covering.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your pilot speaking. This is the most important announcement I've ever made.

"The federal mask mandate is over. Take off your mask if you choose," the caption of the video read.

In another video, posted by 12 News journalist Erica Stapleton," the airplane played the Kool & the Gang song "Celebration" to mark the end of the mandate.

"When you're actually on a flight and they tell you the federal mask mandate is lifted for travelers," Stapleton tweeted.

"Lots of cheering from passengers on board. Then flight crew started playing this on the speakers."

Stock image of the interior of commercial airplane with passengers in their seats during flight. A flight attendant sings on plane after judge ruling that face masks are no longer required. Getty Images

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