Travel Questions

Should I be apprehensive about getting in a plane?

Simon Calder answers your questions on flight safety and summer holiday disruption

Friday 04 September 2020 20:20
It is not possible to completely eliminate risk
It is not possible to completely eliminate risk

Q Perhaps you can clarify an aspect of air-travel policy for me? If one is allegedly safe in a plane sitting with a mask on, why are the airlines then offering food and snacks, whether prepackaged or not, which means removing the mask and then, quite frequently I imagine, forgetting to put it back on again?

Whilst one can understand the need for sustenance in long-haul travel, surely people don’t need to eat or drink during a short-haul flight? That way masks stay on. I am apprehensive about boarding a plane in these times. Should I be?

Fred W

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