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Disruptive Pro-Trump Passenger Barred From Flying Delta

"The heightened tension in our society means that now more than ever we must require civility on our planes," Delta's CEO said

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    Delta Airlines has issued an apology for a passenger they did not remove from the aircraft after he yelled pro-Trump chants and insulted those who do not support the President-elect. (Published Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016)

    The disruptive Trump supporter who went on an expletive-laced rant on board a Delta flight from Atlanta to Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been barred from flying with the airline, CEO Edward Bastian said Monday.

    In a company memo sent to Delta employees, Bastian wrote that the disruptive passenger who was “loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers” on Flight 248 will “never again be allowed on a Delta plane.”

    A video posted on Facebook by a passenger on the Nov. 22 flight shows a man standing in the aisle, calling passengers “Hillary b----es” when his boisterous salute to the president-elect received a tepid response from most of the 101 other passengers. 

    "He's your president. Every goddamn one of you. If you don't like it, too bad," he went on to say of Trump before taking his seat. The man has not been identified.

    Bastian noted if crew members had "witnessed firsthand what was shown in the video, there is no question they would have removed him from the aircraft."

    The Atlanta-based airline had previously apologized over the incident, and Bastian added Monday that passengers onboard the flight would get a full refund of their tickets.  

    "The heightened tension in our society means that now more than ever we must require civility on our planes and in our facilities," Bastian said.