Delta Air Lines

Delta, now entangled in controversy, says it sold just 13 tickets under NRA discount

Delta, now entangled in controversy, says it sold just 13 tickets under NRA discount

Caught in a maelstrom over his company's decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, Delta Air Lines chief executive Ed Bastian said Friday that his intention had been to "remain neutral" and "remove Delta from this [gun control] debate." Delta, he said, is now planning to end discounts "for any group of a politically divisive nature."

The declaration from Bastian came the day after Republican lawmakers in Georgia honored their threat to punish the Atlanta-based airline for ending the NRA's group discounts; those legislators overwhelmingly approved a bill that was stripped of an earlier provision that would have granted a lucrative tax...

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