Air Canada, WestJet grounding physical distancing measures

 

Canada’s two largest airlines are grounding physical distancing measures starting in July.

According to a report from the Canadian Press, both WestJet and Air Canada will resume booking flights to full capacity as of July 1.

For the last few weeks, the airlines have been blocking the sale of adjacent seats in order to help prevent person-to-person contact and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

However, both companies announced they would begin observing health recommendations from the United Nation’s aviation agency and the International Air Transport Association.

This decision comes despite the fact Transport Canada listed physical distancing as one of the most important safety precautions people can take to help prevent the spread of the virus.  

Many would-be travellers have voiced their frustration with the companies’ decision.

Some have even gone as far as to suggest they will not be considering either company when making future travel arrangements.

Others have demanded to know how Air Canada and WestJet can be allowed to do this considering other businesses are required to adhere to physical distancing guidelines.

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