Airline CEOs are begging President Joe Biden to drop the Covid-19 mandates still being imposed on their industry. Based on the “science,” which is now defined as make-believe leftist quotes, an airplane passenger has no greater chance of contracting Covid-19 than they would have in any other indoor setting. In fact, the data suggests that it may actually be safer.
To give you context, it’s not out of the ordinary for people to hang out in a bar or movie theater for hours on end around the same people and even mingle amongst strangers. A passenger on an airplane encounters an almost identical situation; however, the airline has proper ventilation. Clearly, the science is not being taken into account regarding these mandates.
In a letter to Biden, airline CEOs are insisting Biden let the federal testing and mask mandate end in April. The letter declared, “now is the time for the Administration to sunset federal transportation travel restrictions.”
The previous 30-day extension isn’t a necessary step to end the Covid-19 pandemic and airlines aren’t the holdout; the federal government is.
The letter continued, “It is critical to recognize that the burden of enforcing both the mask and pre-departure testing requirements has fallen on our employees for two years now. This is not a function they are trained to perform and subjects them to daily challenges by frustrated customers. This in turn takes a toll on their own well-being.”
After cooperating with the federal mandates from the beginning, they’re understandably tired of them. Worse, their employees have been tasked with enforcing the mandates regardless of how ridiculous they might be.
The data has significantly changed since the beginning of the pandemic. Covid-19 isn’t as mysterious and deadly as it once was. The facts are on the table and the therapeutics are available.
“The persistent and steady decline of hospitalization and death rates are the most compelling indicators that our country is well protected against severe disease,” the letter continued.
The letter wasn’t all negative. They made sure to highlight the change in circumstances that almost every other industry has gotten.
“Given that we have entered a different phase of dealing with this virus, we strongly support your view that Covid-19 need no longer control our lives. We are encouraged by the current data and the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions from coast to coast, which indicate it is past time to eliminate Covid-era transportation policies.”
The members who signed onto the letter included CEOs from Alaska Air Group, American Airlines, Atlas Air Worldwide, Aviation FedEx Express, Hawaiian Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, UPS Airlines and Airlines for America.