Just about each trade in America is being hit arduous by the coronavirus — however when you will have the entire airplane just about to your self … you realize airways are particularly screwed.
Meet Dan Nolan, who took an American Airlines flight Saturday from Newburgh, NY to Philly, and would later hook up with an L.A. flight. Along the best way, he walked into an empty cabin — save for one different passenger touring with him — and it really made for a surreal scene.
Rows and rows of empty seats, apart from Dan and different fella. Yeah, he had some enjoyable with it … however this actuality is changing into increasingly frequent. And, frankly, it is regarding on a lot of fronts.
For one, it is a testomony to how doused the air journey trade is with coronavirus woes proper now. Very few are flying for the time being, and airways have reduce their flight schedules considerably. Meanwhile, the federal government hasn’t shut ’em down but — as they’re deemed important. The increasingly of this we see, although, may change that.
Frankly, it is in all probability costlier to function these planes and flights — even simply the home ones — than the cash they’re seeing coming in from anybody reserving tickets. At the top of the day, airways might need to significantly self-regulate to keep away from going below.
The 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 issues about having to proceed working, worrying about getting sick.
Circling again to Dan, he says there was only one flight attendant on-board, and he or she did the entire security spiel. No cart service, however extra upsetting — no improve from coach … severely.