The airlines noticed Vice President Biden’s “I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places right now . . . It’s not that its going to Mexico, it’s that you are in a confined aircraft when one person sneezes, it goes everywhere through the aircraft” comment this morning.
“To suggest that people not fly at this stage of things is a broad brush stroke bordering on fear mongering,” American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said. “The facts of the situation at this stage anyway certainly don’t support that.”
Smith added: “American Airlines flies approximately 250,000 passengers a day and as of today, we have not had one ill passenger test positive for swine flu.”
Whoa, whoa, whoa, American Airlines.Watch that mouth of yours. As the president told us, nobody messes with Joe Biden.