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‘We’re all on high alert’: Delta to ban checked firearms, increase security on flights to DC

  • January 14, 2021

President Trump’s call for calm and order late Wednesday.

“Hopefully that will help,” he said.

Delta and other airlines stepped up security precautions on flights leaving Washington last weekend following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and incidents on D.C.-bound flights leading up to it.

Alaska Airlines banned 14 passengers from a Washington-Seattle flight due to unruly behavior and not complying with its mask policy.

Now airlines are assuming a similar posture ahead of the inauguration.

American Airlines said late Wednesday that it will increase security at the airport and on planes.

The airline also won’t service alcohol on flights to and from D.C-area airports from Jan. 16 through Jan. 21. Due to the pandemic, the airline is currently only serving drinks in first class section. 

No more warnings for unruly passengers

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