- The flight was heading from Detroit to Los Angeles.
- Delta confirmed the incident.
- “The customer was removed from the plane and the flight departed without incident. Delta requires masks on every flight for the safety of our customers and crew.” — spokeswoman Kristin Seay.
According to Newsweek, no more details about the flight have been reported so far. One report about the flight went viral on Twitter:
My mom’s @Delta flight from Detroit to LA just turned around and went back to the gate because a passenger refused to wear a mask. Flight attendants announced masks are non negotiable! Thank you @Delta for putting passenger safety first! @LASpeech pic.twitter.com/vuMUl3fQVH— Alexis Wiley (@AlexisWileyNews) September 13, 2020
Does Delta ban people from flights?
The current policy calls on people to wear face masks during their flights except for when they’re eating or drinking.
- “The use of face masks remains a top priority for reducing the spread of the virus. That’s why masks are required for employees and our customers,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian told employees Thursday in an internal memo, per CBS News. “To date, we’ve added 270 passengers to our no-fly list for refusing to comply with that requirement on our planes.”