Air Transport Assoc. criticizes Biden remarks

Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks this morning on the “Today Show” on advising his family not to travel on airplanes or subways are not sitting well with at least one transportation association. This statement from the Air Transport Association just landed in my inbox.

“Vice President Biden’s comment that people should avoid air travel in response to the H1N1 flu outbreak was extremely disappointing,” said ATA President and CEO James C. May. “The airlines have been working daily with government agencies, none of whom suggest people avoid air travel, unless they are not feeling well. The fact is that the air onboard a commercial aircraft is cleaner than that in most public buildings.”

The association also penned this letter to the vice president.

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