The aviation industry is undoubtedly one of the industries most affected by the outbreak of the new crown virus. Although the safety factor of an airplane is much higher than you might think, it’s not a smart idea to go to a crowded airport. Airlines are also struggling to accommodate travel arrangements during special periods of the outbreak, citingmedia The Points Guy, which reported that some international airlines have recently cancelled first-class seat options.
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There are several reasons behind this strategy: first, because fewer people fly than ever before, passengers can enjoy more space when they buy a ticket. For example, a friend of themedia editor who flew from Denver to Boston said the plane could hold up to about 20 percent of the population. In other words, when most flights are fairly idle, there’s not even a need to get a first-class ticket.
What’s more, many airlines with international flights have been “moving from double-decker jumbo aircraft like the 747 and A380 to smaller, more fuel-efficient aircraft”, and while the space on board is smaller, it is more in line with airline expectations. Airlines that no longer offer first-class seat seating include El Al, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Qantas and Qatar Airways.