Another Delta Flight Returns to the Gate to Remove Maskless Passenger

By Paul Riegler on 13 September 2020
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A Delta Air Lines flight departing Detroit for Los Angeles returned to the gate Saturday evening in order to offload a passenger who refused to wear a mask.

Delta Flight 201 was scheduled to depart Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport at 8:15 p.m. local time and was delayed by 47 minutes by the incident. The flight arrived in Los Angeles at 10:31 p.m. PST, 28 minutes later than scheduled.

The flight “returned to the gate when a customer did not comply with Delta’s mask-wearing requirement onboard,” the airline said in a statement.

Delta requires passengers to wear a mask while on the aircraft in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus and advises passengers with underlying health conditions to “reconsider” travel.  The only except is that passengers can temporarily remove the mask when eating or drinking.

In July, Delta said it had already placed 100 people on its no-fly list due to lack of compliance with the mask policy.  That number has likely increased in the ensuing weeks.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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