Delta Airlines has put about 240 people on ‘no fly list’ for violating the airline’s face-mask rule, Ed Bastian, the Cheif Executive Officer said this in a memo on Thursday.
Although rare, we continue to put passengers who refuse to follow the required face-covering rules on our no-fly list.Mr. Bastian
To get a boarding pass, passengers on major U.S. airlines are required to check a box affirming that they will adhere to the mask policy.
Airline gate agents can ensure they don’t board to anyone that fails to wear a mask before the flight. However, on the plane, flight attendants can only do little to ensure passengers comply other than threatening to put them on a list that would ban them from travel on that airline in the future.
Major U.S. airlines now ensure that their passengers wear face masks and they have been tightening their policies.
Passengers boarding Delta airlines are required to wear masks in boarding areas, check-in, and on the plane except while eating or drinking. Masks with exhaust valves are not allowed to be used when boarding Delta airlines; however, there are certain exemptions for young children.
The airline has plans to put hand sanitizer close to boarding doors and airplane lavatories, with installations starting from Friday on Boeing 757-200 planes.
According to Bastian’s memo, Delta said it plans to send emails to its employees residing in high-risk Georgia counties to follow the Covid-19 preventive measures to protect themselves and their families.