Two major airlines, Delta and United just announced they are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, joining a growing list of companies scrambling to cut business relationship with the pro-gun lobbying group.
Delta Air Lines announced Saturday morning that it’s ending discounted rates for NRA members. “We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website,” the company said in a tweet.
United Airlines followed a short time later, saying the company will no longer offer discounts on flights to the NRA and demanding the NRA remove the airline’s information from their website.
The companies were the latest to abandon partnerships with the NRA amid a renewed public debate over tightened gun laws following a school shooting in Florida last week that left 17 dead.
The National Rifle Association did not immediately return a request for comment.
Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— Delta (@Delta) February 24, 2018
United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— United Airlines (@united) February 24, 2018