The fines start at $250 and increase for repeat offenders.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The TSA says travelers who refuse to wear a mask could face fines up to $1,500.

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On Friday the TSA announced penalties flyers could now face after President Joe Biden signed an executive order mandating masks on public transportation.

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The TSA recommends a fine ranging from $250 for the first offense and up to $1,500 for repeat offenders. Based on “substantial aggravating or mitigating factors,” the TSA might seek a sanction amount falling outside these ranges.

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Even before the mandate, you couldn’t get on a flight at the Pittsburgh International Airport without a mask. The airport says it has free masks available at the information desk.