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Flight attendant union leader: Air travel won’t work unless everyone follows rules

Just as the number of travelers spikes amid the end of the coronavirus pandemic, so does the number of unruly airplane passengers.

Travelers across various airline carriers continue to make headlines over their refusal to obey certain safety protocols, such as the mask mandate on all major airlines. On Wednesday, Flight Attendant Association President Sara Nelson joined FOX Business' 'Cavuto: Coast to Coast' to discuss the recent surge in "passenger aggression."

"Air travel just doesn't work if we're not all following the rules," Nelson asserted. "The mask policy is still in place in transportation because there are children who can't get the vaccine yet. People who are vaccinated are likely not going to end up in the hospital, but they can still carry the virus and transmit the variants."

"So in order to stop the spread and end this pandemic that has disrupted all of our lives, that mask policy in transportation is still in place," Nelson continued. "And, you know, a lot of those flight attendants enforcing those rules don't want to be wearing those masks either… They have very different views about the masks, but when they come to the airplane door, they are charged with one level of safety and they give instruction required of them to the traveling public and enforce that."

Nelson's comments come on the heels of last week's reported episodes of rule-breaking.

This article originally appeared on Fox Business

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