Southwest requiring passengers to wear face masks

The number of people flying in the U.S. is down 93% from last year but the numbers are slowly increasing.
1:09 | 05/02/20

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As we all know, so many aspects of life changed in this country and air travel is about to change too. Here's gio Benitez. Reporter: Starting Monday, if you're planning to fly, chances are you'll have to wear a mask. Southwest tonight joining American, united, delta, and jetblue requiring them for all passengers in the next two weeks. Some airlines also blocking some or all middle seats. A study finding those seated near a sick passenger are most at risk, with an 80% to 100% chance of infection. But that the rest of the plane has a less than 1% chance of picking up those germs. The number of people flying in the U.S. Is down 93% from last year, but the numbers are slowly increasing. Travel is not going to get easier. It's going get harder. Reporter: And the new normal could include on-site testing. Emirates has become the first airline in the world to conduct a rapid covid-19 test for passengers in dubai. It's a blood test that reportedly returns results in ten minutes. And David all U.S. Airlines tell us they're expanding their cleaning procedures and some are giving passengers face covers. That rapid test is really

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