VIRUS PANIC ON PACKED PLANE

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Air travel during the coronavirus pandemic is hitting record lows.

American Airlines suspended more than 60 percent of its capacity in April as compared to the same period in 2019. The air carrier is planning to suspend 80 percent of its capacity in May.

However, one passenger is concerned the limited flight options are causing full flights in some cases, and do not allow for social distancing.

After more than a month of self-quarantine in Brooklyn, Erin Strine flew to her hometown of Chapel Hill on Saturday.

“My grandmother passed away recently so I felt it was important to be here with my family,” Strine said.

Strine did not expect the experience she had on American Airlines Flight 388 from JFK Airport in New York City to Charlotte.