Cheers, fear as judge strikes down U.S. transit mask mandate

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A federal judge's decision to strike down a national mask mandate was met with cheers on some airplanes but also concern about whether it's really time to end the order sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The major airlines and many of the busiest airports rushed to drop their requirements on Monday after a Florida judge struck down the CDC mandate and the Transportation Security Administration announced it wouldn't enforce its 2021 security directive. 

Passengers on a Delta overseas flight cheered and applauded. 

But some airports, including those in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, recommended that people mask up voluntarily.

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