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Travel Airlines cracking down: How one passenger was banned for two years

23:50  26 november  2020
23:50  26 november  2020 Source:   thepointsguy.com

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Delta Air Lines is the latest carrier to bring the hammer down , according to CNN. CNN noted that carriers are not sharing information with each other, so one passenger who is banned on Delta could conceivably make a reservation on American, and a passenger banned on American could make a

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Airlines have banned hundreds of passengers for not wearing masks, but another customer was banned for an entirely new level of bad behavior.

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Spirt Airlines banned a San Diego man for at least two years for basically cheating the carrier out of bag fees — then teaching his social media followers how to do it too. Spirit called it “egregious conduct.”

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Delta and United airlines , however, had hoped to resume flights to China in early June, but U.S. officials said rules imposed by Chinese authorities effectively prevent them from doing so. The Transportation Department’s order does not impact cargo operations between the two countries.

Passenger Brandon Straka was asked to get off a flight from New York to Dallas after he refused to wear a face American Airlines declined to say how often people are banned . This is the first known incident of this type since the airlines announced plans to more strictly enforce mask wearing.

The low-cost carrier is famous for charging additional fees on its super-low base fares, including checked and carry-on luggage. Not everyone is a fan.

Related: Everything you need to know about flying Spirit

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According to published reports, he was banned by Spirit back in October for “showing users how to manipulate a Spirit Airlines boarding pass and fraudulently indicate they paid for a carry-on bag to the financial detriment of Spirit Airlines.”

The man posted a video to TikTok showing how how to do it apparently right before a flight, although he also claimed he didn’t need to do it – just that you could. Spirit accused the man of telling his followers which apps to use to successfully manipulate their boarding passes. The Points Guy is not naming the man or explaining exactly how he did it to prevent copycats.

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The airline said in a statement Haines was restrained by crew with the help of other passengers as two military fighter jets escorted the aircraft back to London In addition to the bill, which Jet 2 said accounted for costs incurred in diverting the flight, Haines has been banned from the carrier for life.

How long a passenger remains banned by an airline depends on the airline and the behavior of the passenger during the flight when the violation took place, according to airline representatives. A Delta representative said a flier who ignores the rule can be banned for as long as the carrier requires

Later the man posted a video to his TikTok account showing the letter from Spirit Airlines banning him for two years. Spirit says he can write to them then and ask to be un-banned. The airline even threatened to report him to law enforcement if he tried to violate the ban.


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In fact, it’s part of a wave of crackdowns by the airlines on bad behavior. COVID-19 has forced the airlines to better policy bad passenger behavior especially for refusal to wear masks.

Related: How many passengers have been banned for not wearing masks?

Delta has been the most aggressive about banning customers from what we can tell. In fact, the Washington Post reports Delta has banned 460 customers for not wearing masks.

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Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have been pushing to return to China after pausing service because of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year , but they In March, Chinese aviation officials said airlines from that country could keep flying one scheduled passenger flight a week, on one route

Airline forced to implement three-drink limit for passengers to crack down on unruly behaviour. Last month it banned two passengers for life – one who exposed himself to passengers and crew on a flight from East Midlands Airport to Majorca, and a man whose boozy antics forced a flight from Leeds

The Atlanta-based carrier is blocking seats through March, cleaning planes at each turn and modifying inflight service protocols.

Related: Delta blocking seats through the holidays

Delta Air Lines requires passengers to wear masks or appropriate face coverings from check-in, to SkyClubs to baggage claim, and of course on the flight itself.

Related: Here’s what might land you on a government or airline no-fly list

The Washington Post also reporting United Airlines told them they’d banned over 300 people and Alaska Airlines has banned 146 so far.

TPG has your complete guide to airplane etiquette during the pandemic. Wear your mask and be considerate.

To summarize? This holiday season, don’t be a jerk.

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