Passengers Banned From Flying for Not Wearing Masks

Staff Report | DFW Newsflash | December 2020

As mask mandates are enforced due to the pandemic, there have been multiple headlines of passengers being removed from flights after refusing to wear a mask. More than 900 passengers have been added to airlines’ no-fly lists, because they have violated the mask policy.

Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a memo to employees that 460 people have now been banned from the airline for refusing to wear a mask. United and Alaska Airlines have banned nearly 150 passengers each.

American and Southwest Airlines do not release tallies of their banned passengers. JetBlue did not comment on the numbers of passengers it has banned.