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Passengers Can Now Buy Eight Empty Airline Seats For Social DistancingPassengers on one airline wanting even more social distancing can now buy eight empty seats. That allows a passenger to be the only occupant in their block of three seats, plus the three seats in the row behind and the three in front. (www.forbes.com) More...
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Yes and purchasing extra seats can keep a passenger out of the direct line of fire from a cough or sneeze...especially from behind. Though I think I'd want three entire rows at a minimum.
Please learn the correct way to use the word "your". You have misused it twice in the above comments. You should be using "you're", the contraction for "you are".
Makes sense to me. We the people are the problem. Those traveling unnecessarily are IMHO controlling narcissists, have no regard for anyone but themselves. Karma!!!
Spot on Sherri. The virus does not move itself. People move the virus.
WUHAN cHINA was the problem. The Chinese government made sure that the only people leaving Wuhan would be those flying to foreign destinations. Kinda like human virus bombs aimed everywhere on the globe but China.
The folks downvoting this are just burying their heads in the sand. Can’t handle the truth evidently.
As the air is mixed with the exterior air that might be -60degrees its heated via the engines and mixed with about 33% of the residue air in the plane it self. But still circulation is done from multiple parts in the aircraft. Its not that they fill the front and exit in the back. THIS is A MYTH!! it comes from the wings and moves to the front and back. This depending on the brand is it Airbus or Boeing.
If the plane is made in this millennium your OK and the air you will breath in a aircraft is cleaner than the outside fresh air, but if you are flying old crates (aircraft) like the MD83 (OldDC9) older 737-6/700'S you might not have this option.
If there is an odor in the air you will smell it, thats why you have a nose, but the corona virus is not an airborne virus, same goes for influenza. Airports are more dangerous than planes when it comes to infectious diseases.
So yes you might have had a smelly experience, but getting sick because somebody coughed in row 1 and your sitting in row 23 NO that wont happen. If your sitting in the same row adjacent to the person, you might very easly get the same cough. But that the same thing as sitting on the same bench in the park.
Airplanes are not disease makers, people are, people still traveling even when not needed is the danger.