One of the largest airlines in the world has banned a passenger who refused to cover his mouth and nose as recommended by health officials and at the airline.
American Airlines is the company, and according to a spokesman Ross Feinstein on Thursday, June 18, the airline decided to ban the man after reviewing the incident, which occurred Wednesday at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
The airline called the man, Brandon Straka, a “conservative activist” who ignored requests by crew members to fix a mask to his face while on the plane, as 122 passengers prepared to leave for Fort Worth, Dallas. Following his refusal, he was ordered off the plane and placed on a later flight.
The airline in a statement, said Straka will be banned until the airline drops its requirement that passengers and crew members wear face coverings aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus.
Feinstein said” we are committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our customers and team members, which is why we strengthened enforcement of our policy for required face coverings on board,” and so, the airline” expect customers who choose to fly with us to comply with these policies, and if necessary, we will deny future travel for customers who refuse to do so.”