Some Travelers Want Coughing Passengers Kept Off Planes Even for Common Cold

June 23, 2021

In a time of heightened sensitivity about germs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some are calling on airlines to ban all passengers from flying if they’re sick, even if it’s just the common cold. Charlie Leocha got pneumonia while on vacation in Spain - he wanted to change his flight, but the airline told him it would cost him $2,000. So he decided to keep his flight, and acknowledged that others could have gotten sick as a result. Here’s what you can do if someone is coughing near you on a plane.

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