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In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, photo, a Delta Air Lines jet sits at a gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Delta announced Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, that the airline is rolling out new free snacks for customers in the main cabin, including brand-name yogurt bars and pretzels. Some will come in larger portions than before because, Delta has figured out, that's what customers crave. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Delta Air Lines changed its policies after black doctor was stopped from helping on flight


Delta Air Lines announced this week that it will no longer require medical professionals to present identification in order to assist with emergencies.

The policy change comes nearly two months after an African-American doctor's viral Facebook post alleged racial discrimination after a flight attendant wouldn't let the woman help with a medical emergency on a Delta flight.

Effective December 1, Delta flight attendants are no longer required to verify medical credentials. 

Here is the viral Facebook post shared by doctor Tamika Cross back in October.

Here is the statement from Delta on the policy change:

"As part of the review, Delta found that there is no legal or regulatory requirement upon the airline to view medical professional credentials," the company said Monday.

"And, as it becomes more and more common for medical licenses to be verified online, physicians and nurses often do not carry a license with them and some states no longer issue wallet versions."


WATCH  | Just this week, people urged others to #BoycottDelta after a YouTube star was kicked off a flight for speaking Arabic to his mother on the phone.

Here is the full video of the incident, plus an added statement from Adam Saleh.

The recent incidents have sparked a #BoycottDelta hashtag to trend on Twitter.

Some even reacted by trolling the airline's Twitter account.

Some people think the airline did a good job handling the latest Delta incident.

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