Nov 21, 2020 - Economy

5. More fliers turn to private jets to avoid crowded airlines

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Some travelers are avoiding commercial flights during the pandemic and opting for private charter flights instead, reports the New York Times.

Why it matters: It's expensive, but private planes can offer more peace of mind to passengers concerned about virus-related safety on commercial planes, but can be another pandemic impact hurting traditional airlines.

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