A plane sits on the tarmac. The number of passengers flying has plummeted since shutdowns over Covid-19.

A plane sits on the tarmac. The number of passengers flying has plummeted since shutdowns over Covid-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, there’s been many things Americans have not been allowed to do: go to a movie theater, eat in a restaurant, take the kids to a playground.

But the airlines have remained open, operating a reduced number of flights with very few passengers. Most of us seemed to decided we didn’t want to fly for health reasons, or simply didn’t need to for business or vacation.

As the country starts to re-open, more people are returning to the skies. So is it safe to fly? And will the airline industry ever look like it did before the pandemic?

Diane spoke with James Fallows, national correspondent at The Atlantic and a pilot, himself.

Guests

  • James Fallows Staff writer, The Atlantic; he and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the new book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America

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