American Airlines Bans Homocon For Mask Defiance

The New York Times reports:

A conservative activist who is an ardent supporter of President Trump was barred by American Airlines on Thursday, one day after he was removed from a flight from LaGuardia Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport after he refused to wear a mask.

The passenger, Brandon Straka, recorded his exchange with an airline employee on Wednesday after boarding the plane and shared it with several media outlets.

American Airlines said in a statement on Thursday that after reviewing the episode that Mr. Straka would no longer be allowed on any of its flights for as long as the mask requirement is in place. According to the airline, Mr. Straka gave contradictory answers about having a medical condition.