Delta Airlines has added the names of 460 people to its no-fly lists for refusing to comply with a requirement to wear masks during flights,
On Saturday, the departure of a Delta flight from Detroit to Las Vegas was delayed for 90 minutes because a passenger refused to put on a mask.
And last Monday, a Delta flight attendant was struck in the face by a passenger who allegedly refused to wear a mask on a flight from Miami to Atlanta.
“Masks are essential to keep passengers, flight attendants, and frontline aviation workers safe during the Coronavirus pandemic," read a statement from the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, a union representing more than 50,000 members. "It is also essential to rebuild confidence in air travel. The federal government has completely abdicated its responsibility to keep the flying public and aviation workers safe during COVID-19."