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MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 13: A passenger wearing protective mask queue at customer assistance of American Airlines before the Trump European travel ban goes into effect tonight at Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport on March 13, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. The Trump administration is banning temporarily for 30 days all non-U.S. citizens from flying from continental Europe to the United States in an effort to slow the ongoing spread of the COVID-19. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

During this pandemic, the air travel industry is just one of many industries hitting record lows and having business impacted. According to WBTV, American Airlines has suspended more than 60% of its capacity in April as compared to the same period last year.

That sounds about right, but one traveler recently traveled to Charlotte from JFK airport (which is New York) and said she was concerned the limited flight options are causing full flights. And if you’ve ever been on a full flight, then you know there aren’t many opportunities for social distancing.

The video is definitely concerning. WBTV reached out to American Airlines for a statement, click here to read it. 

I had three trips planned from May-July. My May trip has already been canceled (it was a beach trip in South Carolina), and so far no changes have been made to my June or my July trip. Both of those trips require air travel, so I’ll be interested to see what airlines continue to do to keep passengers safe and social distancing protocols in place. I will definitely be traveling with a mask though!