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Flight from Detroit to Las Vegas delayed after traveler refuses to wear mask

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Posted at 11:47 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 23:49:58-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Delta flight out of Detroit Metro Airport to Las Vegas was delayed after a traveler refused to wear a mask on-board.

"We apologize to our customers for the delay on Flight 803 due to a passenger being removed for mask non-compliance," according to a statement from a Delta spokesperson Saturday. "There’s nothing more important than the safety of our customers and employees."

The spokesperson confirmed that the flight was delayed by nearly 90 minutes as a result of the passenger refusing to comply with the airline's face mask requirement.