Topic Reading-Vol.3547-12/27/2021

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Topic Reading-Vol.3547-12/27/2021

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2021/12/27 Topic Reading-Vol.3547-12/27/2021

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Why the mask mandate on planes is good for business

The cabin air is exchanged with outside air consistently throughout the flights. But even though the air on planes is safer than most any other indoor setting like offices or restaurants, passengers are packed together closer than in any other closed environment for hours at a time. Especially for domestic flights, where vaccination certificates or PCR test results are not required to get on board, passengers seem to feel safer if mask-wearing is required for all of them. Also, the mask mandate by the transportation authority makes the playing field even to all airlines. Indeed, airlines don’t have to worry about competitive disadvantage by enforcing the policy on their passengers. And it seems that the mask requirement stays in effect at least for a while. In fact, it doesn’t cost any for the airlines to enforce it while it costs a lot to have left the middle seats empty as they did during the early days of the pandemic. Will passengers wear masks even after the pandemic is contained or choose to pay extra money for social distancing? No one knows if the Covid-19 would be the last highly contagious disease or not.

Enjoy reading the article and learning about what the mask mandate does to the airlines.

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