Delta won't allow more than 400 passengers to fly for refusing to wear masks during the flights
Delta announced that the company will soon reject more than 400 passengers in service for their refusal to wear face covering during the flights, an internal memo said.
On Tuesday, it became known that 460 passengers who refused to wear face masks while onboard will not be allowed to fly by Delta. About this CEO Ed Bastian told the company employees in the letter. All these passengers will be included in the airline’s “no fly list,” the letter says.
"Wearing a mask is among the simplest and most effective actions we can take to reduce transmission, which is why Delta has long required them for our customers and our people," Bastian wrote as he announced the bans, encouraging staff to view two internal videos about their effectiveness.
Since May, many U.S. based carriers has begun to require non-vented fabric face coverings during the flights.
Delta is one of the airline companies who began furloughing its employees earlier this month after emergency relief funding lapsed without new congressional funding.
"With the cold-weather months approaching, stopping the spread will be crucial to our recovery from the pandemic and Delta’s return to growth and leadership within our industry," Bastian wrote.