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In Ready For Takeoff Podcast Episode 413 we discussed safe air travel during this COVID-19 pandemic. I'm not going to repeat all of the information from that podcast, but want to discuss some additional information that may be useful to you if you plan to travel by air this holiday season.
Some airlines are now administering COVID tests to passengers.
Bring your own food and drink.
Consider using a security bin bag liner Bin Bag
Bring an extra N95 mask. Use eyelash adhesive.
Avoid getting close to strangers. Choose window seat, preferably in last row.
Check out your airline's safety rating.
On your return post-Thanksgiving flight, there is an increased risk that your seat-mate will be an asymptomatic carrier. According to the Washington Post, "At the county level nationwide, the average estimated risk of running into a coronavirus-positive person at a 10-person gathering is just a hair under 40 percent. That’s a pretty high number — if you take five of next week’s Thanksgiving gatherings, you can expect that a coronavirus-positive person will be at two of them."