Crowded flights, long queues & endless waiting time: Is it safe to fly now?

If you're thinking about flying for the holidays, here's what you should expect.

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Flying also means spending time in airport security lines and gate areas, where you might come into close contact with others.
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Is it safe yet to fly during the pandemic?

Public health experts say staying home is best to keep yourself and others safe from infection. But if you're thinking about flying for the holidays, you should know what to expect.

Flights are getting more crowded and more airlines plan to stop blocking seats to accommodate the growing number of people taking to the skies again.


Starting Dec. 1, Southwest will join United and American in allowing every seat on planes to be sold. JetBlue will scale back the number of blocked seats, and - along with Delta and Alaska - plans to drop all limits some time next year.

The airline industry says it's safe to fly, pointing to a report it funded that found the risk of viral spread on planes very low if everyone wears a mask, since planes have good ventilation and strong air filters.

But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that sitting within 6 feet of others - sometimes for hours - can still increase your risk of getting infected. And though airlines are still requiring passengers to wear masks, there's no guarantee everyone will comply. More than 1,000 people who refused to wear masks have been banned by U.S. airlines.
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Remember that flying also means spending time in airport security lines and gate areas, where you might come into close contact with others.

In an October update on travel, the CDC emphasized the importance of wearing a mask and recommended checking whether infections are rising in the area you're traveling to.

Futuristic Water Vessels That Will Change The Way We Travel Around The World
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From an autonomous submarine to transport cargo to hovercrafts and amphibious flying machines, these water vessels will transform the way we travel around the water world.

From an autonomous submarine to transport cargo to hovercrafts and amphibious flying machines, these water vessels will transform the way we travel around the water world.

Monaco-based yacht designer George Lucian’s ‘Dare to Dream’ concept is for those who are equally passionate about yachting and flying. The superyacht is built to transport a 100 metre (330 ft) airship, which will be tethered to its 140-metre-long deck. The yacht will also have a helipad if the owner wants to use a more modern form of aerial transportation. (Image: https://www.georgelucian.com/2017/8/10/n1n4432dtwnhxm36xs0unmm8apl1l8)

Monaco-based yacht designer George Lucian’s ‘Dare to Dream’ concept is for those who are equally passionate about yachting and flying. The superyacht is built to transport a 100 metre (330 ft) airshi..
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A group of researchers from Austria believe the future belongs to submarines that don’t pollute or destroy our oceans. They designed a silent bionic submarine that moves like a manta ray without distracting other sea dwellers. It is powered by two water-cooled battery packs that provide energy for the carbon nanotubes in the wings and can reach a depth of 40 metres. (Image: https://www.behance.net/gallery/5296193/amnis-bionic-submarine)

A group of researchers from Austria believe the future belongs to submarines that don’t pollute or destroy our oceans. They designed a silent bionic submarine that moves like a manta ray without dist..
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Is it a plane? Or, is it a boat? It’s a wing-inground (WIG) craft that can change the way we travel. Fitted with a 7-litre V8 race-car engine, AirFish 8 is designed to be operated by two crews and classified as a merchant ship with a carrying capacity for six to eight passengers. It takes off and lands like a seaplane, and hovers just two to six metres above water at a top speed of 180 kmph.

Is it a plane? Or, is it a boat? It’s a wing-inground (WIG) craft that can change the way we travel. Fitted with a 7-litre V8 race-car engine, AirFish 8 is designed to be operated by two crews and cl..
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This futuristic concept yacht designer Chulhun Park is a floating entertainment hub with bars, exhibition hall, spa, casino, club, theatre and a restaurant. The 229 metre long architecture is like a private city on water and could become the largest yacht in the world if commissioned. It houses 26 cabins for 52 guests. The Valkyrie’s Trimaran hull lessens the drag while cruising at high speeds. (Image: https://newatlas.com/deconstructivist-valkyrie-megayacht-luxury/58458/)

This futuristic concept yacht designer Chulhun Park is a floating entertainment hub with bars, exhibition hall, spa, casino, club, theatre and a restaurant. The 229 metre long architecture is like a ..
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As the climate changes and sea levels rise, last-mile deliveries of cargo are set to take the underwater route. The Berliner Logistics submarine is an underwater autonomous concept for logistics aiming to be operational by 2055 or earlier. With specialised docking stations and loading ports, the system can work on its own in tandem with ships and other carrier services for the efficient delivery of goods. (Image: https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/submarine-concept)

As the climate changes and sea levels rise, last-mile deliveries of cargo are set to take the underwater route. The Berliner Logistics submarine is an underwater autonomous concept for logistics aimi..
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The A5 is a fully amphibious experimental flying machine that’s a combination of jetski and aircraft. Instead of being limited to a fixed set of runways, it can also take off and land on any reasonably large water body. The A5’s folding wings and an optional custom trailer ensures that it can be driven to and from water and parked in your garage easily.

The A5 is a fully amphibious experimental flying machine that’s a combination of jetski and aircraft. Instead of being limited to a fixed set of runways, it can also take off and land on any reasonab..
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