Is it getting to the point where we have to worry about flying the not so friendly skies?

According to the Detroit Free Press, Delta is threatening to permanently ban rude passengers. This is from a memo to employees from the airline's CEO.

Delta CEO Ed Bastian wrote, those who refuse to display basic civility to our people or their fellow travelers are not welcome on Delta. Their actions will not be tolerated, and they will not have the privilege of flying our airline ever again.

That's the way it should be for all airlines. No one should ever have to tolerate rude behavior of any kind.

As you know, Detroit is a major hub for Delta. I've flown Delta several times over the years and have always been treated with dignity and respect. But unfortunately these days, things can be a bit difficult.

Bastian said that respect and civility to others on our planes, at our airports, in our workplaces, and in our society have always been a requirement for our people and our customers. (Detroit Free Press)

A travel consultant and frequent flyer had this to say: the violence that broke out at the U.S. capitol on Jan. 6 has changed a lot of things in the travel industry, including the adoption of more restrictive policies.

The pandemic and mask wearing has been another issue that airlines have had to contend with and one of the biggest disruptions to the industry since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which forever changed airport security procedures. (Detroit Free Press)

So far, Delta has banned more than 800 passengers related to mask compliance. Those passengers will be able to fly again when the mask mandate ends.

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