In January American Airlines made a move to reduce tensions in its lounges instructing staff to avoid national news channels on the televisions unless specifically requested.
Now reportedly Delta SkyClubs are making a similar move.
Foxnews and CNN banned from Skyclub
I was told by the agent in the ORD Skyclub on Saturday that they received a directive that neither of these channels can no longer be shown on the lounge TV’s. Instead they were showing some type of car racing!
New York JFK Terminal 2 SkyClub Entrance
Apparently news channels are simply too divisive. Gone are the days when we all watched CNN’s Airport Network. If we can’t watch the news in an airline club in peace — when we fight over the news instead of sports — what does that say about our society?
Ironically of course Delta is the most political airline in the U.S. — lobbying aggressively to limit foreign competition, to prevent a new airport opening up competition in Atlanta, inserting themselves into debates about guns, gifting elite status to politicians, you name it.