Former Jetstar pilot Alan Dana claimed the wealthy are seeking out unvaccinated pilots to fly their private jets.
Dana said Josh Yoder, the head the U.S. Freedom Flyers, an anti-vaccine mandate group of pilots, is receiving inquiries from elites interested in hiring unvaccinated pilots to fly their business trips.
“These wealthy businessmen are requiring unvaccinated crew on their business trips,” Dana added. “Passengers on an airline who bought a ticket don’t have that luxury.”
Dana, a former pilot for JetStar, a Singapore-based airline, noted that such inquiries haven’t been coming in as much to Australia’s Freedom Flyers chapter because it hasn’t been around as long and isn’t as “well-connected.”
Nearly all major airlines in the U.S. mandated the experimental COVID vaccine for pilots and crew in 2021, leading dissenting pilots to form the U.S. Freedom Flyers.