Flight From Charlotte To Bahamas Delayed After Passengers Refused To Wear Masks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — American Airlines says a flight from Charlotte to the Bahamas was delayed after a group of passengers were non complaint with the federal mask mandate.

The flight was scheduled to depart on July 5th but was delayed until 9am Tuesday morning.  A spokesperson with American Airlines says not only did the group refuse to follow the mask mandate, they were also disruptive to other customers and refused to follow crew member instructions while onboard, according to a statement issued to WCCB Charlotte.

All customers impacted by the delay were given hotel vouchers, according to American Airlines.  The group was allowed to travel after agreeing to comply wth the face covering policy, says officials.