On Thursday’s Delta Air Lines earnings call, the carrier said “if the TSA is able to identify individuals [who stormed capitol building] you’ll have people added to the no fly list.”
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker confirmed this in a meeting with pilots this week
[W]e’re doing everything we can to make sure it doesn’t get on the aircraft. that includes working with the TSA and the FBI getting people put on the No Fly List based on what they know about who did what last week and about what we know about what people may be planning for next week.
Let me underscore, people are being added to the government’s unreviewable ban on air travel based on what bureaucrats think some people may plan to do in the future – at their destination, rather than as a threat to aircraft.
Union boss Sara Nelson first called for those who participated in disruption of the electoral count last week to be banned from flying on U.S. commercial airlines. That was followed by the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Bennie Thompson (D-MS) demanding this as well.
The ‘No Fly List’ is the government’s pre-crime profiling that keeps people off of U.S. airlines and airlines flying to the U.S. It’s a secret list that people haven’t been entitled to know how they got on or to confront the evidence relied upon to put them on it. Legally there is very little recourse, and when challenged the government claims ‘state secrets.’
Bear in mind, if you want to mood affiliate and like any punishment imposed on people who took part in last week’s events, that if it’s justified being used against people not yet convicted of crimes (and where the No Fly List isn’t included provided for as a punishment in law) then it will be used against other unpopular people later. Expansions of power will be used later by the people you hate when they have power. You need to be comfortable with the next President Trump having and using this same power.