There's a headline I never thought I'd write.
But because these frontline workers feel that their lives are being put in danger, the Association of Flight Attendants, a union representing employees of 20 carriers, wrote an open letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.
In the letter, the union requests that the government disallow leisure travel until the end of the pandemic. The document contains no specific info for how that goal could be accomplished.
The flight attendants are also calling for a federal regulation banning passengers without masks from boarding aircraft. Further, the letter states that all crew and airline staff should be required to wear masks and other protective equipment while on duty.
So far there's been no public response from the Department of Transportation.