No, you're right. Fly the "majors" (AirTran next year).
Because if this had been UAL, AA
, or DAL
, the pilot would not only have refused the flight, he would have stampeded off of the aircraft, called the union, called the chief pilot's office, called SOC, called the VP
/Flight Ops, called the media; demanded a decontamination of the aircraft, then a decon of his bags, then a decon his uniform, then a decon of his hat, then a decon of his toothbrush; then settled back in, allowing a reboard - and then timed out...screaming "CANCEL CANCEL CANCEL". Of course the disrupted airline (UA, AA
, or especially DL
) would have, and the passengers would have ended up on an AirTran flight for reprotection.....
Yes, indeedy, fly the majors.