Senators Write Secretary Buttigieg about Airline Issues

They suggest better utilization of “existing licensing and rulemaking.”

This past week, Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Alex Padilla of California wrote a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg advocating for stricter enforcement of fair practices within the airline industry to bring more stability to consumers.

In 2022, 1 in 5 flights have arrived behind schedule and, while airlines have cited poor employment retention as the main reason for the delays, the senators claim the Department of Transportation has not adequately addressed “a wide range of rampant unfair practices.”

“By utilizing its existing licensing and rulemaking authority, the Department can improve experiences for travelers and help bring down exorbitant ticket prices driven in part by anticompetitive mergers,” the senators wrote.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For senators who are endeavoring to address problems the American public faces regarding air travel.
  • For discernment for Secretary Buttigieg as he surveys the regulatory options at his disposal.
  • For the president and his advisors as they determine administration priorities.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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