This U.S. Airline Is Now Banning Passengers Who Don’t Wear A Mask

All major airlines in America are requiring passengers wear face masks to help control the spread of Covid-19, but one airline wants you to know how serious they are. Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian told Will Geist on TODAY that if you don’t wear a mask on a Delta flight, you will simply no longer fly Delta. Delta has a strict face mask policy and will ban passengers who refuse to wear one.

Delta will ban passengers refusing mask
Photo: Delta.

“You cannot board a Delta plane unless you have a mask on,” Bastian says. “If you board the plane and you insist on not wearing your mask, we will insist that you don’t fly Delta into the future.”

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There are over 120 passengers banned from Delta flights, but the number of people on the no-fly list is growing. In fact, make it 122, since these two passengers on a recent Delta flight in Detroit are the latest to refuse to wear masks, and Delta booted them.

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The strict face mask requirement on flights comes at a time the number of coronavirus cases are increasing across America. While some airlines have received high marks for handling airline safety during Covid-19, Delta has risen to the top, and it’s the safest to fly during Covid-19. That accolade stands out more since CEO Ed Bastian is fully transparent with banning passengers who don’t wear a mask.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began its major outbreak in March 2020, Delta was among the first airlines to take charge. Delta blocked the middle seat on all flights to practice safe social distancing, and it remains as the only major legacy airline to do so. United and American announced they will now fly at full occupancy.

Priority boarding Delta.

In June, Delta confirmed 500 staff tested positive for coronavirus, and Bastian stated publicly that the airline will test all of its 90,000 staff to ensure safety for both staff and customers. No other airline has issued a mandate to test all airline members for Covid-19.

Airlines are projected to lose up to $252 billion in revenue this year due to coronavirus. Delta was losing $100 million a day in March, according to Today. In June, Delta was losing $27 million a day.

What are you thoughts on Delta banning passengers who refuse to wear a mask and Delta’s face mask policy? Let us know in the comments below.

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