(WSVN) – The coronavirus pandemic has made journey laborious on everyone.
You in all probability would give something to get away for a bit trip, however throughout a pandemic that creates extra issues for South Floridians. What sort of complications and what are your rights?
Let’s usher in Assist me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
South Floridians can not agree on a lot, but it surely’s protected to say, most of us are prepared for a pleasant getaway.
David Kadko: “I have a place in Montana that I like to go to. I have a cabin there that I like to look after.”
Buying and selling loopy South Florida for a quiet cabin is one cause David desires to fly to Montana.
The unfold of coronavirus in Florida is the opposite.
David Kadko: “It’s terrible, and they’re predicting it’s going to be the next epicenter.”
As David started to seek for a flight, he had a aim.
David Kadko: “To get an idea of the flight load, which is the amount of people on the airplane, and the first two times they were very upfront about it. They said it was 50% on one flight, 60% on the other.”
David’s cause for wanting a half empty flight is easy.
David Kadko: “If they clean the plane and you sit next to someone who’s infected, you are in great risk of getting sick yourself.”
David purchased a ticket.
Then because the day of his departure arrived, he known as to ensure the flight was nonetheless not packed.
David Kadko: “She said she could not give me that information. I was surprised because they had been doing it very readily, and she said, ‘I can’t do it.’”
Since they wouldn’t inform him what number of passengers had been on the flight, David requested to sit down in a row the place the center seat was empty.
David Kadko: “I asked the supervisor, ‘Could you guarantee you are not going to put someone in the seat next to me?’ She said, ‘We can’t do that. We cannot guarantee that.’”
David mentioned refusing to inform how full a flight is doesn’t appear honest to him.
David Kadko: “Are they obligated to let people know about the flight load of an airplane, particularly in a time of a pandemic?”
Patrick Fraser: “And so do you’ve a proper to understand how full your flight is throughout a pandemic, Howard?
Howard Finkelstein: “No, they legally do not have to tell you, but legally they can tell you if they want to. So shop around until you find an airline who will let you know how full your flight is.”
Patrick Fraser: “Some bosses are telling people if you leave the state, you have to quarantine for 14 days and you don’t get paid. Is that legal?”
Howard Finkelstein: “Florida is an at-will state, meaning your boss can set whatever rules they want. In this case it makes sense because they want to protect the other employees and to protect the business.”
Patrick Fraser: “You have a season pass for one of Florida’s amusement parks. Since they have been closed, are you entitled to get your money back?”
Howard Finkelstein: “The parks have two options. Either they have to extend your pass to compensate you for the months they are closed, or they have to refund that portion of your annual pass. Some will let you pick which option you want and others will not, and they have the legal right to do that.”
American Airways advised us their staff ought to by no means have advised David how booked the flight was. They don’t disclose that data.
David Kadko: “Information. It’s not a national security issue to tell me if the flight is 50% or 80% full. I’m not a terrorist, I can’t do anything with that information.”
American Airways additionally introduced they’re now going to begin reserving flights at full capability, however some airways nonetheless are leaving the center seat empty, so in order for you an empty seat subsequent to you, store round.
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