Delta, United Remove Discounts for NRA Members

Delta, United Remove Discounts for NRA MembersDelta, United Remove Discounts for NRA Members

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, commonly referred to as Delta and United respectively, said they will scrap group airfare discounts for members of the National Rifle Association, joining a growing list of companies to end perks for the gun-rights group following the deadly mass shooting at a South Florida high school last week. Delta and United were offering discounts of 2% and 10% off online fares for flights to NRA's meeting in Dallas in June, NRA's website reported.

Delta said it will inform NRA of its decision and request that it remove the airline's information from its website. The airline emphasized in a tweet that it is not a sponsor of NRA's event. United issued a similar statement.

"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," the airline told CNBC. NRA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Others that have ended discounts for NRA members this week include car rental companies Avis Budget Group and Hertz Global Holdings as well as insurance company Metlife.

The decision comes after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in southern Florida on Feb. 14. The outcry after the shooting has sparked public pressure on corporations who offer discounts to NRA as well as asset managers who invest in gun manufacturers.


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