Kansas City, Missouri 2021-01-14 12:58:29 –
Starting this weekend, passengers traveling to Washington, DC on Delta will not be able to check their guns before President Joe Biden takes office.
In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the airline was “alert” following a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to NBC News and USA Today. Stated.
According to NBC News, the new policy will be enforced until January 23rd. USA Today reported that Delta is also adding other security measures at airports and planes.
Only law enforcement officers are allowed to carry guns, NBC News reported.
On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a press release that it would fine up to $ 35,000 for anyone who interferes with or is out of control of an airline crew.
The news came out last week after Alaska Airlines banned 14 passengers after a battle broke out during an aerial flight from Washington DC to Seattle.
American Airlines has strengthened its security measures by increasing staff at airports in the Washington, DC area as a precautionary measure and will not serve alcohol on round-trip flights to and from the airport.
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