Delta And United Airlines End Discounts For NRA Members

Submitted by: littlemissqt 10 months ago in News & Politics


And so it begins.

CNBC reports that Delta and United Airlines announced today they will stop offering discounted rates to members of the National Rifle Association, becoming the latest big names to boycott the pro-gun lobbying group in the wake of a deadly Florida high school shooting. In separate statements, the airlines made it clear they no longer want to be associated with the organization, saying they have requested that their names be removed from the NRA website. 

United said it will be scrapping discounts traditionally offered for the NRA’s annual meeting in May, while Delta said it will end its contract for lower rates through the group travel program. A slew of other companies have cut ties with the group, which is facing a growing backlash after 17 people were gunned down in Parkland, Florida. Rental car companies Hertz, Enterprise, and Avis Budget ended their partnerships with the group Friday, as did insurance company MetLife and the Symantec cybersecurity firm.
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Male 5,344
The stereotype some of you put on the millions of members will work as well as the “basket of deplorable’s”. 
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Male 6,337
trimble you are super independant
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Male 5,344
rumham You think this based on a simple observation? Again, I have never claimed to be an independent, I'm not sure where some of you boobs get that from. I imagine it is because in your bubble there are only two parties.
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Male 6,337
trimble rabble rabble
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Male 1,867
fine.  we will just avoid flying delta and united when it is not essential!
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Male 6
A couple years back the gunstore I always buy from was running a deal where you got a free year membership to the NRA with a new firearm purchase and I happened to buy a new gun during it and they automatically put me in the NRA. All that came from it was them calling me daily asking for financial support to take down Crooked Clinton before she steals all our guns and constant letters saying they needed more money. I ended up having a lawyer send them a letter to stop contacting me because they wouldn’t stop even after me telling them too. I love me some ‘Merican guns but those guys are dick heads just making money off fear.
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Male 1,961
vaultman My dad quit the NRA because they were too crazy for him.
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Male 18,342
vaultman I used to be a member of AOPA and they claim to represent me politically in Washington. Except I'm not a citizen and I don't necessarily believe in everything they do. I just liked their magazine and the hire car and hotel discounts more than paid for the membership fee.
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Male 6,337
the nra used to be about field and stream type sportman and outdoor activities., now its straight up douchebaggery fueled by money and power.
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Male 18,342
rumham maybe we need a new alternative National Firearms Association that would be what the NRA was, promoting environmentally responsible hunting and running shooting competitions, but welcoming sensible legislation.
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Male 1,710
rumham Pretty much like every other large organization. (Unions are also a major example)  They are reasonable, useful, and usually have the common person's best interests in mind. Then after a while, turn into someone's cash cow and are 100% about getting that money from the dupes that are still members.
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Male 729
This just means when that "plane farter" lets out a volley, less guys will take cover thinking they're under attack by muslims.
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7,056
that will be big losses for Delta and United Airlines
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Male 13,445
dm2754 Yes. 5 million members and half of them have never been on a plane. The airlines will be bankrupt any minute.
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holygod you're right Policeman and military vets are ALL poor redneck assholes that never use planes.  
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Male 13,445
dm2754 I said half. What does not being on a plane have to do with being an asshole?

There are people who's idea of a vacation is to fly to Mexico or fly to France. Then there are people who's idea of a vacation is to take the motor home to Branson or drive up north to go campin', huntin', and fishin'. You don't think a pretty large majority of NRA members fall in the latter?
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Male 10,079
holygod LOL... no one does disdain as well as you do.
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Male 7,525
holygod How are they gonna fill up the no-teeth section without nra members?
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Male 13,445
daegog Well why ever get on a plane? MURICA IS DA GREATEST CUNTRY ON ERFF! USA! USA! USA! USA!
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Male 83
So all I needed was an NRA membership to get a discount ?!!  Wtf.     NRA Is a bunch of losers. Straight up.  
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Male 2,473
Brought to you by the industry that would pack even more human cargo into their already cramped planes and charge for overhead storage encouraging passengers to store their “personal item” on the floor where it will impede emergency evacuation.
I’m not fat by any means but I couldnt avoid being hit by every.single.person who walked past me last night out of O'Hare because my shoulder and arm were in the aisle.  I don’t seriously think people could get out of the plane in an emergency without killing people in the process.

But I digress.  This is optics at best.  I support “common sense gun laws” but the NRA wasn’t responsible for this killing spree or the one that is going on this weekend in Chicago (every weekend in Chicago for that matter)

I haven’t heard the details of this event.  Was the gun bought by the perp or did he use family a members weapon?  If gun owners were held criminally and civilly liable for crimes committed with their firearms due to improper security then I think crimes like sandy hook could have been averted.

On the other hand active policing addresses crimes - the FBI knew this nutberger was coming unhinged and didn’t get to him in time.  The signs were clear with this one.
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Male 1,710
woodyville06 "On the other hand active policing addresses crimes - the FBI knew this nutberger was coming unhinged and didn’t get to him in time bother doing anything."
//Fixed it for ya.


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Male 2,473
squidbush I haven’t heard too much about the FBIs fumble.  I’ve been more interested in the deputies who waited outside for several minutes. 
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Male 1,961
woodyville06 The good guy with a gun?
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Male 2,473
marsii yes, that would be them.  But these are the ones who are trained and are supposed to be the resason that we don’t need the second amendment because they will ”serve and protect”

The Rodney King riots were proof that the police are not there for you, the individual. The are there to keep the lid on.  You’re on your own.

I don’t support armed teachers but if someone is loose in a school with a gun or bomb or whatever then this persion needs to be able to deal with it.
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Male 1,710
woodyville06 When seconds count, the police are minutes away.
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Male 1,961
woodyville06 What if the shooter didn't have a gun tho?
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