Airlines throughout the United States have traditionally been very reluctant to ban customers from their services and were never known to impose penalties beyond banning a patron from their company alone following most incidents.
Delta Airlines wants to change that and has recently pushed other airlines to join them in a universal corporate ban list that would be shared between the various monopolistic airlines.
They are asking “other airlines to share their ‘no fly’ lists,” because, as Kristen Manion Taylor, Delta’s senior vice president of in-flight service, wrote in a memo to flight attendants, “a list of banned customers doesn’t work as well if that customer can fly with another airline.”
The proposed ban lists are permanent, meaning they intend to stop the targeted citizen from reasonably traveling long distances in the United States for the rest of their entire lives.
“Anytime a customer physically engages with intent to harm, whether in a lobby, at a gate or onboard, they are added to our permanent No Fly list,” wrote Eric Phillips, Delta’s senior vice president of charter and cargo operations, in another staff memo. “We also actively engage with local authorities to ensure these incidents are investigated and prosecuted as the law allows.”
Forbes reported that both internal memos were sent the same day the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure held a hearing titled, “Disruption in the Skies: The Surge in Air Rage and its Effects on Workers, Airlines, and Airports.”
The level of these so-called “incidents” at the airlines is unprecedented, with nearly all the disputes stemming as a result of the airlines’ forced masking policy.
So far in 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received 4,385 reports of unruly passengers. About three-quarters of incidents involved travelers who refused to comply with a federal mask mandate on board. Delta has already banned 1,600 passengers from flying on their airlines permanently and has repeatedly urged other airlines to join them in order to fulfill their goal of stopping these citizens from ever flying again.
According to CNBC, Labor unions and airlines in June had also requested for the Justice Department to prosecute passengers who become violent on flights.
Medical apartheid in the United States in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to show no signs of slowing down, with the White House considering a ban of unvaccinated Americans from traveling through a vaccine passport system required for domestic flights.
All of these developments come after months of a widely available and free COVID-19 jab, with an estimated minimum of 66% of American adults already having received the full shot.
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