Delta Airlines Only Sold 13 Tickets at NRA Discount Rate

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Delta Air Lines 747-400 airplane sits parked at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Delta Airlines on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 said that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo hunting trophies. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File

Delta airlines lost a major tax break over ending discount fares for NRA members and it is now reported that they had only sold the reduced fare tickets 13 times.

In other words, Delta lost a $40 million plus tax break to end a fare it almost never issued.

USA Today reports that each of the 13 tickets work out to a loss of roughly $3 million tax breaks, but the company is standing by its decision to break with the NRA.

CEO Ed Bastian suggested the airline is doing a broad overview of companies to which it is tied. He said, “We are in the process of a review to end group discounts for any group of a politically divisive nature.”

Delta is one of more than a dozen companies to cut ties with the NRA over the past two weeks. The other companies that cut ties include:

  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Avis
  • Allied Van Lines
  • Budget
  • Chubb Insurance
  • Hertz
  • North American Van Lines
  • Paramount Rx
  • SimpliSafe
  • TrueCar
  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Symantec
  • Metlife
  • United
  • Best Western

The majority of these companies offered discount rates and fares to NRA members. First National Bank of Omaha offered NRA-themed Visa Cards.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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