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12 Photos That Show the “New Normal” of Air Travel

Reader's Digest Logo By Deniz Sahinturk of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: Air travel had lost a lot of its popularity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it's slowly gaining back its momentum. Be warned though, as it's likely your experience will look very different from what it used to be if you chose to hop on a plane these days. To keep airline workers and passengers safe, a lot of health and safety guidelines have been introduced in the past few months. Some of these regulations (like leaving the middle seat on flights empty) are being abandoned, but a lot seem to be here to stay. For those of you who were wondering, here are 12 photos that show the "new normal" of air travel. Flying is not the only thing that looks different these days—eating out at a restaurant also looks like a brand new experience.

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Air travel had lost a lot of its popularity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it's slowly gaining back its momentum. Be warned though, as it's likely your experience will look very different from what it used to be if you chose to hop on a plane these days. To keep airline workers and passengers safe, a lot of health and safety guidelines have been introduced in the past few months. Some of these regulations (like leaving the middle seat on flights empty) are being abandoned, but a lot seem to be here to stay. For those of you who were wondering, here are 12 photos that show the "new normal" of air travel. Flying is not the only thing that looks different these days—eating out at a restaurant also looks like a brand new experience.

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