The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically impacted the lives of Americans — their health, their economic outlook and much more. Air travel is one area of life that has been completely turned upside down. For months, very few Americans stepped onto an airplane. As more and more people start to think about flying again, concerns about the layouts of airports and airplanes make them problematic transmission risks for travelers.
This situation demands an attentive and consumer-focused Department of Transportation. Unfortunately, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has stepped back from her duty to protect passengers. She has not taken the actions needed to