Flying In a Pandemic - Airlines Kick Passengers Off Planes!
VIDEO |✈️ What's Your View? Did These Passengers Deserve to Be Kicked Off Their Planes? Share Your View About These Controversial News Stories...
Flying During the Pandemic - Airlines Kick Passengers Off Planes!
Throughout the pandemic, the airlines saw passenger numbers plummet, and one of the ways they tried to coax travelers back again, was to ensure social distancing on board, including very often blocking middle seats to allow passengers to spread out. As we all know, Covid19 is highly contagious, and the closer you are to someone who has it, the more likely the chance that you will be infected. With that in mind, here's what happened in Salt Lake City recently.
It was a Delta Airlines flight, and one passenger was complaining that passengers were all bunched up together at the back of the plane... All the passengers were seated at the rear. The passenger who asked only to be identified by his first name, Garth, says he suggested spreading everyone out to give more distance and prevent potential COVID spread. There was no reason not to do it. They didn't mention anything about the load of the plane being off-balance or anything like that. The flight crew in the video explains they can't move passengers between classes, even with empty seats. When Garth's objections, persisted, he was told to leave the plane and he could be rebooked on another flight. When it comes to passengers' health and safety, there are limits. And one of those limits is not allowing passengers to spread out if it means there'll be sitting in more expensive seats. The interesting thing about this particular case is that the seats in question were not in a different cabin, they were simply higher-priced economy seats at the front of the aircraft.
This exact situation has happened to me several times in the last few months, both on SAS and Southwest. I even took photos to document what happened, because on both flights, the front of the aircraft was basically empty, and 95% of the passengers were crammed together at the back. What's your view on these news stories? Do you agree with the airlines, or with the passengers? Share your thoughts below...
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