Secretary Chao: Airline Safety And Passenger Health Is Your Job
Right now, air travel is a free-for-all when it comes to protecting against the spread of the coronavirus. Without enforceable health and safety rules, airlines are free to fill every seat and ignore social distancing guidelines; mask requirements vary from flight to flight; and airports don't have to take steps to limit spread.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has the authority to set enforceable standards for airports, airlines and passengers during this health crisis, but she hasn't. Tell her to require health and safety rules for air travel — airline safety is her job, not yours!
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For me to feel safe to fly during this pandemic, it's critical that all airlines, airports, and passengers follow enforceable health and safety rules to stop the spread of COVID-19. The public health guidelines you recently issued for air travel fall short in protecting my health while flying during this unprecedented crisis. I urge you to immediately set mandatory, enforceable health and safety rules, so every airline, airport and passenger can be held accountable to help stop the spread of this virus.