A number of airways are taking added precautions to thwart extra violence in D.C. main as much as Inauguration Day … beginning with a brief gun ban.
Delta Air Strains is main the cost by banning firearms in checked baggage for all passengers who’re flying to D.C. space airports. The non permanent gun ban begins Saturday and can final till January 23. Joe Biden will probably be sworn in on Jan. 20.
That is the textual content message Delta’s sending to affected clients … letting them understand it won’t be permitting firearms in checked luggage “To assist guarantee the security of consumers and workers.”
A Delta spokesperson provides that “Weighing the violence we witnessed within the Capitol final week” contributed to the choice. The non permanent gun ban coverage applies to flights going to the Ronald Reagan Nationwide Airport, Baltimore/Washington Worldwide Thurgood Marshall Airport, Dulles Worldwide Airport and Richmond Worldwide Airport.
Thus far, United, American Airways and Alaska Airways have joined Delta within the gun ban, noting that like Delta … regulation enforcement and army officers will probably be exempt.
Together with the non permanent coverage on firearms, main airways have introduced different heightened safety measures for flights to D.C., reminiscent of promoting fewer tickets, rising staffing at airports, and relocating crew members to resorts outdoors of the downtown D.C. space.
Cleary, for the subsequent week or 2 the airways, like most of America, are on excessive alert.