And Now Airlines Are Getting Political

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 28, 2018

         THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION HAS BECOME THE LATEST BOOGEYMAN FOR THE LEFT. THE NRA IS BLAMED FOR ALMOST EVERY SHOOTING THAT TAKES PLACE IN AMERICA, INSTEAD OF THE PERPETRATORS.

         THE LATEST IS A DECISION BY UNITED AND DELTA AIRLINES TO END THEIR DISCOUNTED AIR FARE PROGRAM FOR AN UPCOMING NRA CONVENTION IN GEORGIA. IN RETALIATION, GEORGIA’S LT. GOVERNOR VOWS TO PULL DELTA’S TAX BREAK UNLESS THE AIRLINE, WHICH IS BASED IN ATLANTA, REVERSES ITS DECISION.

         AIRLINES OFFER DISCOUNTED FARES TO ALL SORTS OF GROUPS, BUT TO SINGLE OUT THE NRA FOR SPECIAL MISTREATMENT IS TO INVITE BOYCOTTS AND A POLITICAL BACKLASH.

         AS THE GUY ON THE LOUDSPEAKER OFTEN SAYS “WE KNOW YOU HAVE MANY CHOICES IN AIR TRAVEL AND WE ARE GRATEFUL YOU HAVE CHOSEN US FOR YOUR TRIP TODAY. WE HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK AND SEE US AGAIN.” IT’S A NICE SENTIMENT, BUT ONE THAT IS LIKELY TO BE OVERLOOKED IF DELTA AND UNITED DON’T CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS.

         POLITICS SEEMS TO HAVE INVADED EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE, INCLUDING SPORTS AND NOW AIRLINES. IT’S WHY THE RATINGS FOR THE OLYMPICS WERE DOWN AND PROBABLY THE SAME WILL HAPPEN WITH THE UPCOMING ACADEMY AWARDS. PEOPLE ARE PROTESTING BY WALKING AWAY. MORE WILL WALK AND FEWER WILL FLY – ON DELTA AND UNITED. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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