Since the advent of the coronavirus, there has been an increase in the number of instances of delayed travel.
On Saturday, the United States Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, made a statement that the federal government may pursue legal action on behalf of customers against airlines that operate in the United States.
Since the limitations on travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic have been eased during the past few months, a significant number of customers in the United States have been subjected to aircraft delays and cancellations.
As a direct result of the fact that his flight from Washington to New York had to be canceled, the United States Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg stated that his agency had the authority to take action against airlines that do not effectively maintain consumer protection rules. These actions could include requiring those airlines to hire additional employees to comply with consumer protection rules.
This was discussed in detail by the United States Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg during an interview that took place on Saturday with the Associated Press. Buttigieg has stated that “this is occurring to a lot of people,” and as a result, “we are paying significant attention here to what can be done and how to make sure that the airlines are delivering.”