Delta says NRA discount was only used for 13 tickets
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Delta Airlines said Friday that they only sold 13 tickets under their group travel discount for the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The airline cut ties with the NRA last week following the Florida school shooting, prompting major outcry from gun owners and Georgia lawmakers, where Delta is based.

A Delta spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the discount, which gave a price cut to members flying to their annual convention, was only used on 13 tickets.

The NRA hit back in a tweet, writing: “For a benefit that only 13 people ever used … they have a backlash that will span across all gun owners, not just #NRA members.. seems logical.”


After the airline ended the discount, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (R) vowed to “kill any tax legislation that benefits Delta” unless they reversed the decision. A Georgia Senate committee voted to remove a jet fuel tax exemption that benefitted Delta.

"Our decision was not made for economic gain and our values are not for sale,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a memo to employees following the lawmakers’ vote. "Our people and our customers have a wide range of views on how to increase safety in our schools and public places, and we are not taking sides."

Delta joins a growing list of companies severing business relationships with the gun group. The airline also announced that it would review all discount policies for groups “of a politically divisive nature.”