There are few flights, few passengers. The airlines are applying for government money that limits their ability to furlough workers.
— Luke David ✈️ (@LukeatUnited) April 7, 2020
As long as everyone remains socially distanced, and has a liberal leave policy such that even the suspicion of being sick is enough to stay away, this seems like a great use of time and better than just sending everyone home.
Airline employees are considered essential, but they aren’t really if they’re not contributing to keeping transportation and supply chains intact. These employees are making themselves essential. We should all make ourselves useful if we aren’t working our normal jobs right now I think.