All major U.S. carriers will implement the health assessment, Airlines for America, an industry trade group, announced Monday. They tell you to wear a seat belt and put your tray table and seat back up or to sit down during turbulence. AdvertisementBut even an empty middle seat in most economy-class configurations doesn’t give you the suggested six-foot distancing; your seat is generally 17 to 19 inches wide. Armrests take up some space, but even if you’re bad at math, you know that you can reach across an empty middle seat and touch the other passenger. Surgeons, Casey noted, often wear masks for 12 to 14 hours at a time.
Source: Los Angeles Times June 29, 2020 23:37 UTC