Although United Airlines and Frontier Airlines require employees to be vaccinated, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines will not mandate COVID-19 vaccinations.
Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines have decided not to make COVID vaccine mandatory, but if employees want, they will provide incentives such as paid time and cash.
According to FOX LA, “Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines have all decided not to vaccinate their crew members, but they are “strongly encouraged” to stay away from airlines such as Frontier and United Airlines, which announced earlier this month to vaccinate their employees. company.”
American Airlines stated that if employees decide to “proactively” vaccinate, their incentives include giving employees an extra day of vacation and $50 in 2022.
Delta Air Lines said, “Nearly 75% of our employees are vaccinated, and this proportion continues to climb.” New employees need to be vaccinated, but existing employees do not. Employees who decide to be vaccinated have been provided with “paid leave, cash rewards and travel rewards.”
Southwest Airlines continues to “strongly encourage” their employees to vaccinate, but it is not mandatory. So far, the incentives have not been made public.
As previously reported, United Airlines announced on August 6 that they required 67,000 employees to be vaccinated by October 25. If they do not, they risk being fired.
The airline’s executive added: “In the past 16 months, Scott has sent dozens of letters of condolence to the families of United Airlines employees who died of COVID-19. We are determined to do everything we can to prevent another The Manchester United family received that letter.”
This authorization does not apply to regional airlines flying shorter routes, or airlines with health problems or religious reasons.
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