New study: odds in contracting coronavirus on an airplane — TripActions Community


New study: odds in contracting coronavirus on an airplane

MIT just came out with a study analyzing a passenger's chance of contracting coronavirus on an airplane. It looks like flying with and without middle seats booked is relatively safe in either case -- but that blocking middle seats can definitely help.

With middle seats blocked the chances of contracting the virus on a passenger plane look to be about 1 in 7,700.

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.02.20143826v2.full.pdf

Comments

  • Absolutely appreciate the sharing of this research! Well done.

  • Those are good odds compared to the high chances of catching the virus right here on the ground if you don't practice social distancing or wear a mask. It seems everything is possible - including business travel - as long as it is done safely and smartly!

  • Wow! I just commented and then had to edit on another post because I was hoping for a study showing that the middle seat made a difference. Thank you for posting this!

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