Transportation Secretary Looking into Airline Cancellations

Thousands of domestic flights cancelled over the weekend. 

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met last week with airline leaders to discuss widespread flight disruptions. A day later, his own flight was canceled and he wound up driving from Washington to New York. He was not alone in his experience. 

Over 3,000 flights were canceled this past weekend alone, reportedly due to severe staffing shortages among major airlines. The airlines are falling significantly short of the Department of Transportation’s consumer protection standards, and fines could be on the table if reasonable steps are not taken to stabilize summer scheduling. 

“That is happening to a lot of people, and that is exactly why we are paying close attention here to what can be done and how to make sure that the airlines are delivering,” the Transportation secretary said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president’s administration as they consider enforcement of consumer protections regarding air travel.
  • For discernment for officials of the Transportation Department as they look to protect travelers.
  • For Secretary Buttigieg to look to God for wisdom as he investigates airline cancellations.

Sources: AP, Politico, NBC News, Market Watch 


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