Secretary Buttigieg Discusses Airline Regulation Updates

Rules proposed by DOT last week are being deliberated.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke on Monday about his department’s current perspective on airline regulation. Record numbers of flight delays and cancellations have been plaguing the industry since January of this year, and citizens and legislators have called on the Department of Transportation to take concrete actions to address the issue. The department drafted potential new rules last week, proposing greater passenger protections and vouchers for when flights are canceled. 

“We’ve been due for a refresh on a lot of our rules toward airlines and when you get it right, the entire system is better off — certainly passengers are better off,” Secretary Buttigieg said. “[Airlines] have a responsibility to take good care of passengers and we have a responsibility to hold them accountable.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Buttigieg as he heads discussions regarding additional air travel regulations.
  • For Transportation Department officials as they assess and determine the ways that airlines should reimburse travelers.
  • For airline workers and consumers who are stressed and inconvenienced by the shortages of staff and crews.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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