When it comes to requiring passengers to wear masks, Delta Airlines isn’t messing around. The airlines reported to employees that the company has banned more than 400 passengers for refusing to wear masks, adding them to the airline’s no-fly list.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian wrote to employees:
“As of this week, we’ve added 460 people to our no-fly list for refusing to comply with our mask requirement.”
This marks an almost 200-person increase to the 270 passengers that had been banned through August.
Luckily for passengers, the internal no-fly list due to breaking company rules isn’t the same as the no-fly list maintained by the Department of Homeland Security. Individuals on Delta’s no-fly list can still travel on other airlines.
It’s likely that Southwest, United, and other airlines are thrilled every time Delta adds another traveler to its list.