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Delta has banned 700 customers for refusing to wear masks

Refusing to wear a face-covering on a aircraft will get you grounded — actually.

Delta Air Lines has added 700 passengers to its “no-fly” listing for refusing to mask-up onboard, in accordance to an inner firm memo from CEO Ed Bastian obtained by Fox News.

An additional 240 vacationers have been added to the blacklist in lower than two months.

Delta has flown round 1 million passengers because the starting of the COVID-19 pandemic, airline officers advised the outlet — with the Atlanta-based airline requiring face-coverings to journey since May.

The provider has additionally blocked out each different seat to guarantee secure social distancing on board, though that coverage will finish March 30.

In the memo, Bastian additionally urged staff to examine themselves for COVID-19 signs each day and observe social distancing tips.

“Together, these layers of protection will keep you, our customers and our communities safer and healthier as we move into 2021,” Bastian wrote.

JetBlue and United additionally preserve “no fly” lists — with 88 and 435 vacationers banned respectively, Newsweek reports.

Flying anti-maskers have recurrently made headlines in latest months. In November, Utah police arrested a 44-year-old man for repeatedly resisting requests to wear a face-covering on a San Francisco-bound Delta flight.


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