Updated: Mar 26
CEOs of American, Delta, United, Southwest, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian and cargo carriers Atlas Air, Federal Express and UPS ask the White House to end the suffering.
In a letter sent to President Biden on Wednesday by the Airlines for America Association, the members again asked that the government remove the Federal mask mandate for airlines.
The letter stated, "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.
The high level of immunity in the U.S., availability of high-quality masks for those who wish to use them, hospital-grade cabin air, widespread vaccine availability, and newly available therapeutics provide a strong foundation for the administration to lift the mask mandate and pre-departure testing requirements. We urge you to do so now."
The letter was signed by the CEOs of American, Delta, United, Southwest, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, and cargo carriers Atlas Air, Federal Express, UPS, and A4A CEO Nick Calio.
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