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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:38 AM

Delta Flight Returns to Gate, Removes Passenger Refusing to Wear Mask

A passenger who refused to wear a mask forced a Delta flight bound for Los Angeles to return back Saturday evening to its point of takeoff at Metro Airport in Detroit, according to Deadline Detroit.

The airline confirmed the incident to the outlet early Sunday.

"The customer was removed from the plane and the flight departed without incident," said spokeswoman Kristin Seay. "Delta requires masks on every flight for the safety of our customers and crew."

No further details were offered about the identity of the passenger and why they refused to wear the mask, or what happened to them after they were removed from the flight.

https://www.newsweek.com/delta-flight-returns-gate-removes-passenger-refusing-wear-mask-1531571

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:39 AM

1. another AntiMa terrorist

they will end up banned from Delta

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:41 AM

2. AntiMa terrorist... I like it!

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 11:39 AM

19. Good one!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:42 AM

3. I hope they didn't try to find his baggage before departing.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:57 AM

11. Planes no longer carry luggage if the passenger isn't on board.

It had to be removed.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 09:52 AM

4. long time Delta flyer

I just want to say they have been good about Covid. After the other major US carriers started selling the middle, and packing the planes again, they did not. Delta raised their prices but keep social distancing as best as you can on a plane. They have continued to enforce the mask. They also set up (for an airline) a pretty easy ticket return policy for people who had to cancel. So three cheers for Delta.

fyi I am in their miles program, so I receive emails from them re: covid response. I don't work for, or know anyone who does.

I will toss in there customer service has been excellent to me in the past, but I do frequent flyer status, so your usage may vary.

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Response to RazzleCat (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:11 AM

9. This is very good to know. Thanks for the input.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:00 AM

5. Let me guess: He started bleating about his 'rights'.

Someone should tell that hammerhead that the captain of the flight has the legal right under Federal law to kick you off his craft for disobeying an order from the flight deck.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 11:11 AM

16. Too bad there isn't an airlock they could put such passengers into.

Then just open up the outer door and let him blow away.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:03 AM

6. I've been impressed with Delta

As airlines go they have Taken good care of me and since Covid started they have taken no shit from drumpfers and have permanently banned them from their flights. This is how you deal with fascists and evil persons.

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Response to Takket (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:09 AM

8. I live in ATL and have many friends who work/worked for Delta. We are proud of how they've done

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:07 AM

7. Not the first time either

https://www.businessinsider.com/delta-plane-returns-gate-eject-passengers-without-face-masks-coronavirus-2020-8
2 Delta passengers refused to wear face masks, so the plane turned back to the gate and kicked them out
Bill Bostock
Aug 3, 2020, 6:09 AM

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:55 AM

10. I would like every person I see at the supermarket

who refuses to wear a mask or does the "nose-dick" thing to receive an instant escort out of the store. Or an epic beat-down--their choice. So fucking sick of these people. The airlines do it right.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:59 AM

12. Returned "to its point of takeoff."

Jesus, where do they get these writers?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 11:06 AM

13. GOOD. I may actually consider flying Delta again.

After several terrible flights, I was in the "oh HELL no" category with Delta, but this is a huge plus to me.


YUGE.


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 11:08 AM

14. A true DELTA non flyer.. D.E.L.T.A. aka....

Didn't Even Leave The Airport
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 11:08 AM

15. It isn't enough just to kick them off the flight.

These people know masks are required, so they are intentionally causing the disruptions. They should be fined and banned from flying ANY commercial airline FOREVER, and they should be charged for the costs associated with the disruption (such as fuel used to return to the gate, and accommodations related to passengers’ missed connecting flights).

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Response to OneBro (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 11:12 AM

17. They should be kicked off the flight while it's in the air.

That would have the effect of being a permanent ban.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 11:20 AM

18. Bonus in-flight entertainment!

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