Airline bans passenger who refused to wear mask

American Airlines has now banned political activist Brandon Straka in the first reported ban since major U.S. airlines stepped up enforcement of face coverings.
1:40 | 06/19/20

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We begin now with that new fallout over the airline passenger who was kicked off a plane for not wearing a mask. Well, American airlines is now banning him from its flights for the duration of the coronavirus emergency. Gio Benitez is at Laguardia airport with more on this. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, Amy, good morning to you. This is the first reported ban since major U.S. Airlines said passengers must wear a face covering or else. This morning, American airlines stepping up enforcement of its mandatory mask requirements banning a passenger who was kicked off a flight after he refused to wear a face covering. This is insane. Absolutely insane so we don't even have a choice anymore. Reporter: Political activist Brandon Straka cast taken off the plane Wednesday after boarding his flight from new York's Laguardia airport to Dallas. I'm just being told this is the law. This is what American follows. If you do not wear a mask we're going to ask you to come off the Reporter: Now American airlines says Straka won't be allowed on any of their flights for the duration of the coronavirus emergency telling ABC news, Mr. Straka will not be permitted to fly American as he failed to comply with our stated policy and crew member instructions. We are committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our customers and team members. Mr. Straka will be permitted to fly with us once face coverings are no longer required for customers. And American says that his statements were inconsistent. That at one point he said he did not have a medical condition and that at another he said he did. By the way, we should tell you united and delta both say that they also are requiring these face masks or passengers may be banned. Whit. A lot of big changes. Now to the fourth of July

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