07.24.2020

Delta has banned 120 passengers for refusing to wear mask

Delta has banned 120 passengers for refusing to wear mask Photo Courtesy CBS News

Air travel is getting bumpier for travelers who decline to wear face masks. Delta Air Lines has put 120 passengers on its no-fly list after they refused to comply with the carrier's requirement to don a mask while aboard one of its flights.

"Countless studies and medical experts have advised us that masks are an essential response to the virus that will help us reduce transmission," Delta CEO Ed Bastian told employees Thursday in an internal memo obtained by CBS News. "That's why we're taking it very seriously. We've already banned 120 flyers from future travel with Delta for refusing to wear masks on board."

The crackdown comes as the U.S. crosses a grim milestone, topping 4 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 143,000 deaths.

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