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Old 23rd May 2020, 18:25
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PilotLZ
 
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There's also a psychological factor in all those measures, including masks. First, things need to be done to give people reassurance as few will fly if they don't feel reasonably secure on board. Second, the last thing airlines want now is to be seen as the bad guys who have already spread the lurgy all around the world and keep doing so without any due care. Such negative publicity would crater bookings even further, give even more wiggle room to environmental activists who believe that airlines should not be supported by their states and perhaps give governments another excuse not to provide any aid on the grounds of the airlines behaving in a socially irresponsible manner and aggravating the crisis for the sake of their earnings while other industries have to introduce new rules and restrictions. So, let's say that it's a medical problem with a sociopolitical component.
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