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Update 3:30 p.m. PT – Thurs, Jan. 14, 2021.
Delta Air Lines is cracking down on passengers seen as threatening Republican Senators Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham as part of the broader restrictions.
On Thursday, Delta CEO Ed Bastian confirmed passengers would be banned as part of an escalating security measure following last week’s violent protests at the US Capitol. In a separate viral video, Delta’s passengers are seen as threatening the two senators for speaking out against President Trump.
According to ‘Reuters’, the Delta decision was part of a broader safety crackdown that replaced 880 people on “non-flying lists,” “maskless” or “indecent behavior” associated with it. With the election “
However, some passengers claimed they had been fired from the Delta flights for merely supporting President Trump. According to reports, one man said he was forced to disembark from the plane saying “Trump 2020”.
In the meantime, Delta said it would ban most passengers from inspecting firearms on flights bound for Washington, D.C., however, some licensed officials, such as law enforcement, would be allowed to inspect firearms.
“One thing we are going to do is that we will not allow anyone to inspect firearms in any Metro DC airport starting this weekend and carry on until next week,” Bastian said. Is a law enforcement and authorized to operate. “
The Delta CEO also noted that officers were highly alert and remained in touch with local intelligence and the federal government. At the same time, American Airlines also enforced new restrictions in response to domestic unrest.
American Airlines said they would not serve alcohol on flights to and from airports near DC until Jan. 21, the decision was made as thousands of national security personnel remain stationed. Around the nation’s capital to support law enforcement They plan to veto any attempts of violence before the inauguration.