Delta Puts HUNDREDS Of Passengers On NO-FLY LIST For Not Wearing Masks

( Delta Airlines made the shocking decision to put some 460 passengers on a no-fly list after they refused to wear a mask during their flights. According to an internal memo from the company, hundreds of passengers that allegedly refused to wear face masks during their flights have been banned from flying on the airline potentially ever again.

NBC reported how CEO Ed Bastian sent a letter to employees on Thursday telling informing them of their decision.

“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 in the letter.

“As of this week, we’ve added 460 people to our no-fly list for refusing to comply with our mask requirement,” the memo continued.

The memo was published on Twitter by Reuters reporter David Shepardson.

It means that passengers who struggled to wear masks for long periods while on an airplane are being punished with never being able to fly with Delta potentially ever again. While many people oppose the mask-wearing requirement on airlines for personal liberty reasons, many struggle to wear masks for health reasons.

Bastian said in the memo that with the cold-weather months approaching, the company’s efforts to stopping the spread of the virus “will be crucial to our recovery from the pandemic and Delta’s return to growth and leadership within our industry.”

This isn’t the first time such drastic measures have been taken, either. Speaking to Fox Business, a spokesperson for American Airlines also said that some customers have been added to their no-fly list since June 16 for not wearing masks.

Frontier Airlines has published details of their own policy, too, telling Fox Business that they are “maintaining a record of passengers who refuse to comply with crew member instructions by not wearing a mask and are placing them on a list that precludes them from flying with us in the future.”