Delta Airlines Has Had Enough of Unruly Passengers on Their Flights

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The CEO of Delta Airlines is backing a plan that would enact harsher penalties towards passengers who cause disruptions on their flights.

Delta CEO Ed Bastian wants passengers convicted of bad behavior to be treated with zero tolerance and be placed on the national no-fly list, according to a letter he wrote to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.

"This action will help prevent further incidents and serve as a strong symbol of the consequences of not complying with crew member instructions on commercial aircraft," he wrote in the letter.

Bastian says that although these kinds of disruptions by passengers only affect a small percentage of all of Delta's flights, the occurrences have risen by 100% since 2019.

According to the AP, Delta has already place 1,900 individuals on their own no-fly list for refusing to follow the company's mask policy. They have referred 900 passengers to the TSA as well.

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