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No, air travel is not as safe as you might have heard

“Safety From The Ground Up.” This is what JetBlue is promising to ensure for its customers traveling over the holidays.  In support of this promise, the company makes liberal use of a study by Harvard researchers, which it says shows that the “risk of contracting COVID-19 while taking a flight is very low.” This past week, I took a JetBlue flight in the aftermath of a family emergency. The experience raised significant questions about airlines’ claims that air travel is “safe.”