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WHOOPS! Delta Airlines Loses MASSIVE TAX BREAKS Over 13 NRA Discounted Tickets

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.02.18

Delta Airlines made national headlines last week when they announced their decision to remove discounted tickets for members of the National Rifle Association; prompting the Georgia legislature to kill nearly $40 million in tax breaks on fuel.

Just how many tickets has Delta sold using the NRA promotion? 13.

The airlines confirmed to USA Today they’ve sold just 13 NRA-discounted tickets, meaning each ticket has now cost the airline roughly $3 million in tax credits. The fare was a short-term sale available to NRA members flying to the group’s 2018 convention in Dallas, Texas.

“We are in the process of a review to end group discounts for any group of a politically divisive nature,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian.

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle slammed Delta’s decision to punish members of the National Rifle Association following the airline’s decision to remove the discount, saying “We cannot continue to allow large companies to treat conservatives differently than other customers.”

“I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back,” he posted on social media.