A Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) agent screens an airline passenger at O’Hare Worldwide Airport on October 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Delta Air Strains will not permit vacationers flying to the airports serving the Washington D.C.-metropolitan space to examine firearms on its flights forward of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, CEO Ed Bastian mentioned Thursday.
The brand new coverage, which begins this weekend and runs by subsequent week, comes after final week’s lethal pro-Trump riot on the U.S. Capitol and a spate of politically motivated disturbances on flights and at U.S. airports. Legislation enforcement licensed to hold firearms will probably be exempt.
“We’re all on excessive alert primarily based on the occasions over the past couple of weeks in Washington,” Bastian mentioned in an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Field.”
Airways, airports and motels are ramping up safety forward of the inauguration. A number of airports mentioned they’ll add extra police, whereas airways are growing staffing and reserving overnighting crews at airport motels. American Airways late Wednesday mentioned it’ll droop alcohol gross sales for Washington D.C. flights.
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