Biden and his team of liberal bureaucrats thought by decreeing strict travel restrictions they could prevent Proud American Travelers from hitting the friendly skies.
But judging by the millions of people who passed through the airport last weekend alone, it seems Americans are fed up and traveling anyways.
And now airlines are realizing just how unprepared (and understaffed) they are for the influx of summer travelers – so they’ve resorted to asking their own staff to “volunteer their time” to clean and stock airport food.
Delta wants to open up their sky lounges to loyalty members – but don’t have the bodies to staff it.
Apparently, their normal contractor is “short on workers” and unable to provide enough people.
But instead of seeking new contractors or hiring new employees – Delta expects their staff to “volunteer their time” to fill in the gap.
A memo to Delta employees tried to rally employees to step up, offering to “provide the apron” if they’ll provide the free labor.
One Mile At A Time reported:
“We are asking for any Delta employee in the ATL area who can help support. Just come to the ATL airport for a few hours to help with cleaning, wiping tables, running food, restocking food buffets, etc. You can wear business casual wear (black slacks and a white shirt) and we will provide aprons.
You will be able to pick up gate passes to get past the airport security to get to the ATL Sky Lounge.
There are needs at all times; however there is a limit to three days per person each month. Ideally, we’d be working each week to fill volunteer slots for the following week.”
You’re asking your already stressed-out employees to “volunteer” their free time to wipe surfaces and restock food buffets?
Can you picture an airline pilot running around a sky lounge in his “free apron” sanitizing tables?
And imagine the anger all the contractors and employees must feel whose jobs were eliminated to save Delta money.
I’m sure they’d jump at the chance to be employed again.
Let’s be real here – letting go of staff and then asking your salaried employees to “volunteer” their time to pick up the slack is not a sustainable business model.
But it’s not just Delta panicking about the increase in travelers.
American Airlines recently sent a memo to their employees telling them to leave even earlier for work and avoid stopping for food.
Paddle Your Own Kanoo reported:
“In the ‘Moments that Matter’ memo, American advises flight attendants to leave for work sooner than they might normally just in case there are traffic delays and to arrive “a few minutes early” at security screening points.
Flight attendants called to work a flight from standby reserve are told “not to stop for food or other items.”
Yeah… like having an undercaffeinated and starving flight attendant policing the cabin is going to go over well for anyone involved.
Are things that bad in the travel industry that a flight attendant can’t even stop for a cup of coffee before work?
We’ve told you for years that airlines hate you, the traveler.
But now it looks like airline execs are throwing their own staff under the bus too.
And even though Biden is still forcing travelers to wear masks – and the CDC has refused to give the green light to “safely” travel – most Americans are done listening to the political establishment and are traveling anyways.
In fact, I look forward to traveling this summer where I’ll gladly sip my coffee at the airport (and try not to get fined by Biden’s TSA for removing my mask to drink it).
But I must admit – it might be a bit awkward seeing the same pilot who just flew my plane stocking the food buffet in a “complimentary” apron.
To stay current on the latest Proud American Traveler stories, follow us on Facebook and be sure to like and share our posts!