A Chapel Hill girl flying to and from NYC, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak within the US, was upset to search out lack of masks and crowded situations on her flight. She took a video and posted it to Twitter saying she’d by no means felt much less protected or cared for.
TO READ THE FULL FACT CHECK, GO TO THE FACTS. >>> 1500 FLIGHTS WERE CANCELED SO THE LIMITED NUMBER THAT ARE GOING IN AND OUT OF AIRPORTS MAY BE MORE FULL THAN USUAL WHICH MAKES SOCIAL DISTANCING A CHALLENGE IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. A WOMAN FROM RALEIGH SAID SHE HAD A NIGHTMARE FLYING FROM JFK TO NEW YORK TO CHARLOTTE. >> THE FLIGHT WAS FINE BUT SHE SAID HER FLIGHT FROM JFK TO CHARLOTTE WAS CROWDED AND PEOPLE WERE NOT WEARING MASKS. SHE SAID SHE WAS VERY AFRAID AND OVERWHELMED AND WILL GET ON A PLANE ANYTIME SOON. AFTER QUARANTINING IN HER APARTMENT IN BROOKLYN FOR SIX WEEKS, TERRY NEVER EXPECTED TO BE ON A CROWDED FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK TO CHARLOTTE. >> I WAS SO CAUGHT OFFGUARD BY THE WHOLE SITUATION AND IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME THAT THE FIGHT WOULD BE THAT SOLD. >> SHE TOOK THIS BRIEF VIDEO TO SHOW THERE WAS NOWHERE TO MOVE. >> AT THE BEGINNING THEY SAID EVERYONE NEEDED TO RETURN TO THEIR ORIGINAL SEATS AND WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ADEQUATELY SOCIAL DISTANCE. >> DESPITE THE ORDER TO WEAR MASKS, MANY WERE NOT WEARING THEM ON THE FLIGHT. >> THE LEAST THEY COULD DO IS REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO WEAR A MASK. >> MANY FILED COMPLAINTS AND SHE RECEIVED A RESPONSE. THE AIRLINE TOLD US THEY ARE TRYING TO ENCOURAGE SOCIAL DISTANCING BY REASSIGNING SCENES WHEN POSSIBLE. >> IF THE FLIGHT IS TOO CROWDED, THEY WILL THROW ALL THOSE PRECAUTIONS OUT THE WINDOW. >> SHE DID CANCEL HER FLIGHT BACK TO NEW YORK AND SAID SHE WILL DRIVE AND ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS ABOUT THE SITUATION WAS AFTER SHE GOT OFF THE PLANE, SHE WAS SO WORRIED ABOUT CONTAMINATING HER FAMILY THAT SHE DID NOT EVEN HUG THEM.