It’s no coincidence that when Uncle Joe took his seat in the Oval Office, our nation’s largest industries fell victim to some of the most heavy government mandates we’ve ever seen.
The travel industry used to run smoothly by the professionals in the field – back when masks weren’t forced on healthy individuals against their will and the hardest part of vacation was choosing what outfits to pack.
But Biden succeeded in changing all of that by putting travelers under his rule with a tyrannical plan that we may never see the end of.
The response to the coronavirus by the left was to capitalize on the public’s fear and use the opportunity to enact as many far-reaching government mandates as possible.
And this tyrannical push was mostly successful as Americans masked up, jabbed up, and sat down – “or else.”
But with airline companies virtually shutting down for an extended period of time while lockdowns were in effect, employees were let go and many struggling companies were forced to file bankruptcy.
And the airlines that did manage to survive are now looking for ways to keep afloat.
To merge with other struggling airlines in order to combine resources and beat “the man.”
Spirit Airlines has already planned to merge with budget airline Frontier, reports USA Today, but is also considering joining forces with JetBlue after a tempting bid was issued.
But who will back either of these airlines after a record number of flights were canceled recently due to staffing shortages and bad weather?
In just one weekend, over 500 flights were canceled by JetBlue and Spirit Airlines combined, breaking records in the worst way FlightAware reports.
“That’s more than half of all U.S. flight cancellations each day,” the flight tracker site confirmed.
Bad weather in Florida was initially to blame, but later it was revealed it was due to major staffing shortages.
Thousands of weary travelers were furious as their canceled flights couldn’t have come at a worse time and for a worse destination – Florida – right in the middle of spring break!
Florida is a well-known hotspot for college students looking for fun in the sun – and for families who want a tropical vacation without the Bermuda price tag.
With Florida being the primary destination affected, vacationers want answers, but no more than the staff who were given an impossible situation to contend with – one they fought hard against.
JetBlue’s president, Joanna Geraghty, had this to say in an apologetic email to her staff, USA Today reported.
“We had some big news at JetBlue this week, and while that has rightly been the focus of a lot of buzz, I want to assure you our #1 priority right now is the operation.”
“You have been simply incredible under very difficult circumstances, and we want to thank you for all you are doing to take care of our Customers. We are letting you and our customers down, and that is not consistent with what we stand for.”
While the sentiments of Geraghty are admirable, she too was given a tough situation to deal with.
When Biden decided to force through his pandemic mandates and not allow individuals to make their own risk assessments, it ultimately changed the course of the travel industry for years to come.
With no one allowed to set foot on a plane who wasn’t willing to first oblige to a sky-high list of demands, airlines were forced to lay off thousands of employees.
Biden even directed the TSA to hand out ridiculous fines if anyone dared to disobey his policies.
And then, when the current administration made decisions for the public (once again) and lifted the stringent rules – assuming it would have all of us groveling at their feet in appreciation – the airlines couldn’t keep up with the influx of travelers because they had let so much of their staff go!
So here we are in the aftermath of Biden’s choices – finally allowed to fly again but not enough staff to get us there. Thanks Biden!