Nearly each trade in America is being hit laborious by the coronavirus — however when you might have the entire aircraft just about to your self … you already know airways are particularly screwed.
Meet Dan Nolan, who took an American Airways flight Saturday from Newburgh, NY to Philly, and would later connect with an L.A. flight. Alongside the way in which, he walked into an empty cabin — save for one different passenger touring with him — and it actually made for a surreal scene.
Rows and rows of empty seats, aside from Dan and different fella. Yeah, he had some enjoyable with it … however this actuality is turning into an increasing number of widespread. And, frankly, it is regarding on plenty of fronts.
For one, it is a testomony to how doused the air journey trade is with coronavirus woes proper now. Only a few are flying in the mean time, and airways have in the reduction of their flight schedules considerably. In the meantime, the federal government hasn’t shut ’em down but — as they’re deemed important. The an increasing number of of this we see, although, may change that.
Frankly, it is most likely dearer to function these planes and flights — even simply the home ones — than the cash they’re seeing coming in from anybody reserving tickets. On the finish of the day, airways might need to noticeably self-regulate to keep away from going below.
The brand new stimulus bundle that simply handed will definitely assist in avoiding that, however nonetheless … the longer this goes on, the extra dire it turns into. Not simply that, however some flight attendants have additionally expressed considerations about having to proceed working, worrying about getting sick.
Circling again to Dan, he says there was only one flight…