After the airlines received complaints that they were not enforcing policies to wear a mask on flights, American Airlines banned Conservative activist Brandon Straka who is the first passenger reported to be banned by a major U.S. airline after doubling down on the requiremement to wear a mask.
Straka "declined to wear a face covering" after boarding his flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Wednesday, the airline confirmed in a statement.
"We 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," the statement continued. "Restricting travel is a step we take very seriously, and it will only occur after a comprehensive review of the facts of an incident. Mr. Straka will be permitted to fly with us once face coverings are no longer required for customers."