A high Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention official on Tuesday expressed “substantial disappointment” with American Airways for asserting that it’ll resume full flights beginning Wednesday. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, requested CDC Director Robert Redfield throughout a listening to on the coronavirus in regards to the new coverage, which was introduced Friday.Redfield instructed members of Congress that the coverage is at the moment underneath “vital assessment” on the company as he stated it does not ship the correct message to People amid a pandemic. “Clearly, once they introduced that the opposite day, there was substantial disappointment with American Airways,” he instructed the Senate Well being, Training, Labor and Pensions Committee throughout a listening to on U.S. efforts to comprise the coronavirus pandemic. “We do not suppose it sends the correct message.”American Airways stated Friday that it’ll proceed to inform passengers when their planes are full and permit them to change to less-crowded flights at no further price by way of Sept. 30. The corporate stated passengers with flights booked by way of Sept. 30 also can change their flights, together with adjusting origin and vacation spot cities, with out incurring a journey change price however should pay for any distinction within the fare.The announcement from American Airways got here as Covid-19 instances proceed to soar all through the USA. As of Monday, new instances grew by 5% or extra in no less than 40 states, based mostly on a seven-day common, together with Arizona, Texas, Florida and Oklahoma, in line with a CNBC evaluation of knowledge compiled by Johns Hopkins College. Airways are scrambling to make sure vacationers really feel protected flying in the course of the pandemic as demand stays low. Whereas a lot greater than the five-decade lows hit in April, the variety of individuals passing by way of U.S. airport checkpoints remains to be lower than 1 / 4 of the degrees seen throughout June 2019, in line with federal knowledge. Some airways together with Delta, Southwest, JetBlue and Frontier proceed to restrict capability onboard. United, which hasn’t been limiting bookings on flights, notifies vacationers when their planes are filling up and permits them to vary to a different. American additionally does that and can proceed to take action.”We’re unwavering in our dedication to the security and well-being of our prospects and staff members,” American stated Tuesday in a press release to CNBC. “We now have a number of layers of safety in place for many who fly with us, together with required face coverings, enhanced cleansing procedures, and a pre-flight COVID-19 symptom guidelines — and we’re offering further flexibility for purchasers to vary their journey plans, as properly.”Scientists say the virus can unfold by way of respiratory droplets that go when an contaminated particular person coughs or sneezes. It might probably additionally unfold on surfaces like airplane seats and tray tables. Scientists and public well being officers concern that passengers crammed in an plane might be a breeding floor for the virus.Some trade members have warned that bodily distancing on plane is extraordinarily difficult.”You possibly can’t make use of distancing on an airplane like you possibly can on a grocery retailer line,” stated Nick Calio, CEO of Airways for America, an trade group that represents main U.S. airways together with American and United.Main U.S. airways now require passengers to put on masks and in addition that they reply questions on their well being earlier than flying.Whether or not it is a bus, practice or a aircraft, social distancing and a face overlaying are necessary, Redfield stated Tuesday. — CNBC’s Hannah Miller contributed to this report.