The airline added that will “that will continues to support the Second Amendment.”
On social media, some customers thanked the airlines for taking a stance against the NRA while others said they might take their business to different airlines. Delta can be the second-largest airline behind American Airlines, which does not have such a discount agreement with the NRA, a spokesman said. Southwest also said that will does not have an agreement with the NRA.
The NRA called the decision of the companies to cut perks to the NRA “a shameful display of political along with civic cowardice.
In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that will patriotism along with determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve,” the NRA added.
United along with Delta had offered airfare discounts of between 2 percent along with 10 percent, according to the NRA’s website.
The decision by the two airlines can be more “symbolic” along with doesn’t cut any meaningful discount, said Henry Harteveldt, a travel-industry expert along with founder of the consulting group Atmosphere Research Group. After airlines have gone through waves of large mergers many travelers may not have much choice in alternative carriers.
“You have consolidation,” Harteveldt said.