The travel industry is responding to the recent National Rifle Association (NRA) press statements on last week’s Parkland shooting.
While Delta Air Lines is ending their NRA-contract for discounted rates through their travel programme, car rental companies (Hertz, Avis, TrueCar) are also cutting ties. Other companies have distanced themselves from the rifle association (Best Western, Wyndham Hotels, MetLife Inc, First National Bank of Omaha, AT&T, …).
Shortly after the Delta Air Lines tweet, United Airlines followed its fellow competitor by tweeting: “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.”
And just to be sure, American Airlines later said it “does not offer discounted group travel rates to the the NRA”.
Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— Delta (@Delta) February 24, 2018
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.
— United Airlines (@united) February 24, 2018
To clarify questions we have received today: American does not offer discounted group travel rates to the the NRA.
— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) 24 février 2018
We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA’s rental car discount program with Hertz.
— Hertz (@Hertz) February 23, 2018
TrueCar is ending its car buying service relationship with the NRA effective February 28, 2018.
— TrueCar (@TrueCar) February 24, 2018
But there are also negative reactions:
As CEO of a very profitable and real business that flies United 69 times per month my 6.9 million employees will NEVER fly United again!!!!!
— DL (@davelozo) 24 février 2018