Flight attendants union calls on Congress to prevent more aviation job cuts
Insight from Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants.
As U.S. businesses begin to climb out of the coronavirus pandemic ruins, the travel and airline industries are still struggling to lift off.
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Association of Flight Attendants President Sara Nelson told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends Weekend” that the return is “just not happening” as Americans are still hesitant to fly.
“The airline industry is still right in the middle of this crisis,” she said. “And what the industry has done is put in place required mask policies, changed their cleaning procedures, talked about [how] the air filtration is safer than in an office building. They've done a lot of things to try to convince people, but it's just not happening. So people are choosing to drive rather than fly.”
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Nelson said the numbers from this weekend indicate that business is only reaching half of what they were last year and overall revenue is down 75%.