A passenger was spotted wearing a plastic bag over their head on a Southwest Airlines flight. The reasons behind this choice were not immediately clear. Was it a personal health precaution, a statement, or simply a quirky travel habit?
Coming out of the pandemic, some passengers are creative in their methods to feel safe while traveling. However, it’s crucial to consider the effectiveness and safety of such methods! A plastic bag poses significant risks!
— Lee Tomlin (@LeeTomlin) November 20, 2023
Southwest Airlines asked people on twitter to “drop a picture from your favorite trip this year” so this photo wasn’t taken this week, just some time in 2023. And when the photo was posted, Southwest replied, “to each their own.”
I’m honestly not sure whether they were trying to protect themselves from Covid or trying to escape an insufferrable seat opponent.
It seems to me that wearing a bag on ones’ head may run afoul of airline rules. It would hinder placing an oxygen mask on one’s head in the event of an emergency. American Airlines, for instance, bans body tents and pods, personal air purifiers and ozone generators.