“Part of every customer’s commitment prior to traveling on Delta is the requirement to acknowledge our updated travel policies, which includes wearing a mask,” the airline said in a statement to The Washington Post. “Failure to comply with our mask-wearing mandate can result in losing the ability to fly Delta in the future.”
Delta is one of several U.S. carriers that say they will deny service to customers who refuse to wear masks. The company’s CEO said last month that at least 100 people had been barred from flights because of their unwillingness to cooperate. The airline allows passengers to take off masks while eating or drinking only, and requires those claiming a medical exemption to undergo an extensive screening process that can take up to an hour and includes a telehealth consultation with a medical professional.
Since identifying himself as bin Laden’s shooter, O’Neill has become a celebrity in some conservative circles. But he has also faced criticism for revealing detailed information about the raid, and accused of breaking a tradition of secrecy to gain publicity. Other members of his former SEAL team have also suggested that bin Laden was already dead before O’Neill shot him.