Pruitt Says First-Class Is Safer. Some Airline Safety Experts Disagree

"The Environmental Protection Agency says that Scott Pruitt has traveled first-class on flights both domestically and internationally over the last year because it is simply safer for him.

But neither representatives for the EPA nor Pruitt himself in newspaper and television interviews this week have fully disclosed the nature of the threats against him. The EPA is also refusing to release the written waiver that allows Pruitt to fly regularly in first or business class. On Wednesday afternoon, the agency backed away from its earlier statements about a single waiver, saying it actually submits the same security-related waiver for each trip Pruitt takes.

The agency also has not spelled out the logic behind its rationale for the flights: Why does the EPA think first-class travel is safer than sitting in coach in the first place?"

Dino Grandoni reports for the Washington Post February 15, 2018.


"Pruitt Admits He Flies First Class to Avoid People Mad At Him for Destroying the Planet" (Common Dreams)

"Public Confrontations Prompted Pruitt To Switch To First-Class Travel, EPA Says" (Washington Post)

"Pruitt's Security Threat? A Passenger Shouting, 'You're F---ing up the Environment'" (Politico)

"Scott Pruitt Invents Yet Another Story About His First-Class Travel" (Mother Jones)

Source: Washington Post, 02/16/2018