by Damjan Tutarkov
The Atlanta, Georgia-based Delta Air Lines has essentially blacklisted hundreds of passengers for refusing to wear masks during flights.
CEO Ed Bastian notified employees in a memo that 460 passengers have been placed on no-fly lists, which are usually reserved for suspected terrorists, ABC News reports.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have focused our efforts on protecting our people, our customers and our communities,” Bastian wrote in the memo.
Bastian cited an increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide for their decision, claiming the ongoing pandemic “makes it as important as ever for us to be aware of the multiple layers of defense.”