Sumary of 2 Out Of 3 Americans Want A Vaccine Mandate For Domestic Air Travel, But Buttigieg Says It’s Not Going To Happen:
- Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg says a vaccine mandate for domestic airline passengers is not necessary.
- MORE FROM FORBES36 Congress Members Make New Push For Vaccine And Testing Requirements For Domestic Air TravelBy Suzanne Rowan Kelleher But over the weekend, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg threw cold water on such a mandate during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.
- ” When asked why there wasn’t a vaccine mandate for passengers flying domestically in the U.S., Buttigieg said that “other strategies were highly effective,” including mask requirements and vaccine mandates for travel industry workers, which is “creating a very safe travel environment for Americans.
- ” “What we’re doing right now is working to make air travel safe,” insisted Buttigieg.
- Back in August, United CEO Scott Kirby told MSNBC that a mandate for domestic travel was “logistically impractical” and Delta CEO Ed Bastian told “CBS This Morning” he didn’t see it happening in this country.