Delta puts 460 on ‘no-fly list’ for refusing to wear masks

Delta Air Lines says in a new memo that it has barred more than 400 people from its airliners because they have refused to comply with the airline’s requirement for passengers to wear masks during flights.

“As of this week, we’ve added 460 people to our no-fly list for refusing to comply with our mask requirement,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a message to employees.

The airline started requiring passengers to wear masks May 4. It said in August that it had banned about 270 passengers.

All major U.S. airlines now require face coverings during flights. The federal government has not imposed regulations to prevent infections during air travel, although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it “strongly recommends” wearing masks on flights.

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