Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian defended the Atlanta-based airline’s recent removal of a group discount for National Rifle Association (NRA) members, telling Delta employees in a March 2 memo “our decision was not made for economic gain and our values are not for sale.” Bastian released the memo a day after the Georgia state legislature passed a tax bill in which a fuel tax exemption for Delta—which reportedly would have saved the carrier approximately $40 million per ...

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