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Airline Pilots Push Back Against COVID-19 Injection Mandate, Warn of Holiday Travel Chaos


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Biden’s unconstitutional COVID-19 injection mandate on businesses of 100+ employees is causing a strain on all aspects of American lives.

With the holiday season coming up soon, millions of Americans will travel to visit family and friends.

However, a union representing several U.S. airlines warned the mandate could impact holiday travel.

A large portion of commercial airline pilots remain unvaccinated and prefer alternate requirements.

They cite preference for regular testing or proof of natural immunity.

If Biden’s mandate is enforced on the airline industry, it may create a serious labor shortage.

And pilots warn that could cause chaos during the busy holiday travel season.

ABC News reported:

The unions representing American and Southwest airlines pilots are asking lawmakers and the White House for an exemption or an alternative to the federal mandate requiring companies with more than 100 people to get vaccinated.

Roughly 30% of American Airlines pilots are not vaccinated, according to the Allied Pilots Association, the union representing American’s 14,000 pilots. Southwest’s pilot union could not say how many of its members were unvaccinated.

“Some of APA’s members are unable to undergo vaccination for documented medical reasons, while others are reluctant to get vaccinated based upon concerns about the potential for career-ending side effects,” union president, Captain Eric Ferguson wrote in a letter to more than 15 people at the DOT, White House, and Congress.

Commercial airline pilots adhere to strict medical requirements and some pilots fear vaccine side effects like blood clots or heart problems could prevent them from maintaining a medical clearance, thus ending their careers as pilots.

The Epoch Times shared additional info:

Commercial airline pilots, the letter noted, generally have to adhere to strict medical requirements. Some documented vaccine side-effects include blood clots or heart inflammation, although federal health officials have said they’re rare.

A union representing thousands of Southwest Airlines pilots echoed the Allied Pilots Association’s argument in a statement to its members.

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association’s “stance is that it is each pilot’s right to choose whether or not to get the vaccine,” the union wrote on Monday, according to reports. “We are also concerned that the Executive Order’s anticipated 60-day implementation period for mandatory vaccinations could result in labor shortages and create serious operational problems for Southwest Airlines and its peers.”

“Airlines generate a substantial portion of their annual revenue during the holiday period, with a great many travelers depending on us to get them to their destinations,” the Allied Pilots Association said. “Our nation’s airlines, and the traveling public, cannot afford significant service disruptions due to labor shortages.”

To date, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines have mandated COVID-19 vaccines for their entire workforces, although the companies will grant some exemptions. Delta Air Lines said it will tack on an additional $200-per-month surcharge onto the company’s health plan for unvaccinated employees.

The deadline for unvaccinated United Airlines workers to get their first shot was Monday. CEO Scott Kirby told CNBC that he believes around 98.5 percent of the company’s 67,000 employees are vaccinated.

Several White House and federal health officials have publicly suggested that all airline passengers may have to show proof of vaccination before they fly.

Commercial airline pilots are responsible for the lives of hundreds of passengers and crew each flight.

Detrimental health effects for aircraft pilots, especially mid-flight, can potentially have catastrophic results.

That’s why pilot concerns about side effects to the COVID-19 injections should receive urgent attention.

These concerns come on the heels of an affidavit issued by a military doctor whistleblower to ground all vaccinated pilots and flight crews.

With these potential side effects, COVID-19 injection mandates put commercial pilots, flight attendants, and passengers in danger.

We’ve reported on multiple suspicious airline emergencies this year, but nobody else seems to ask questions about these events.

The public has a right to know the potential risk of flying with pilots who have received these injections.

Because it’s literally a matter of life and death when you’re flying at 30,000 ft.



 

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