Travel Companies End Partnerships With the National Rifle Association
In the wake of the mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, which killed 17 people, numerous travel companies and one credit card issuer have announced the end of their partnerships with the National Rifle Association.
Credit Card Issuers
On Thursday, First National Bank of Omaha announced it wouldn't renew its contract to issue a NRA co-branded credit card. Doctor of Credit reports that the credit card isn't accepting new applications.
Car Rental Companies
On its website, the National Rifle Association listed discount codes for Hertz, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Alamo and National. Now, that page redirects to the general NRA Member Benefits website, as all six of the brands have announced the end of this discount program effective March 26:
On Friday morning, Wyndham Worldwide responded to a tweet to note that "Wyndham is no longer affiliated with the NRA." Wyndham is the parent company of hotel brands Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Ramada, Super 8, Travelodge and recently-purchased La Quinta.
Best Western clarified that it "does not have an affiliation with and is not a corporate partner" of the NRA:
Meanwhile, HotelPlanner has reiterated its support for the NRA. In a statement to Bloomberg, co-founder Tim Hentschel confirmed that, "Our company provides discounted rooms to several large associations, including the NRA."
Airlines have been the latest to announce the end of NRA partnerships. On Saturday morning, Delta announced its intentions to end its NRA contract, which provides discounted rates through group travel.
United joined the list with an announcement Saturday morning:
American Airlines clarified on Saturday afternoon that the airline doesn't have a discounted group travel rate agreement with the NRA: