Media BGR reported that the global airline industry in the past few months has experienced an unprecedented and historic decline in passenger traffic due to the new corona virus pandemic. The pandemic has dealt an unprecedented blow to airlines, and some “ghost” flights, which are largely with only a few passengers, are still taking off normally. However, some people still need to travel by air during the outbreak. McKay Coppins, a contributing contributor to The Atlantic, wrote that the recent flight experience was “more intense – and more surreal – than I planned.”
“The scene is like a post-Apocalyptic movie: masked passengers walking around empty terminals, watching warily as they spray themselves with disinfectant. He went on to write that during his stay at the airport, he heard a public service announcement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
During his first flight, the pilot told the intercom that because the plane had only a few passengers, it would take off with a very rapid acceleration. For most of the flight, Coppins wipes everything at their fingertips with a bag of sanitized wipes.
On the second flight, he experienced a stalemate when he first took his seat. “We apologize for the large number of passengers on this flight,” said one flight attendant, speaking on the walkie-talkie, as everyone was seated. When Coppins walked up to his seat, a man in the seat next to him suddenly called out. “Sit there,” he said, pointing to the aisle behind them. “Keep your social distance.” “
During his stop at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, men in the bathroom glared at anyone who came near them as they washed their hands at the wash-up counter. Some passengers got into an argument in the food court and needed police to intervene.
The CDC is still advising people not to travel unnecessary. However, what determines what happens is how safe people feel about themselves and whether they accept risk and potential trade-offs. “Until we stop reflecting people as a viral threat,” Coppins writes, “the little pleasures we crave are likely to remain elusive.” “