Turning to physical distancing, according to a June 16, 2020, article on CTV News, a passenger on a recent Flair Airlines flight from Calgary to Vancouver photographed a completely packed aircraft with nearly all of the middle seats in the three-seat rows in the image occupied. They shared that picture. The CEO of Flair Airlines said that the passengers on the aircraft chose not to pay a premium to leave the seat next to them unoccupied.
Transport Canada then issued a statement that said it “encourages air operators to keep an additional space between passengers when seats are available and when safe to do so.” You recommended that “air operators should develop guidance for spacing passengers aboard aircraft”. Why aren't airlines required to leave space between passengers aboard aircraft in order to maintain physical distancing? Why are you allowing airlines to put passengers within the six-foot barrier that public health officers are telling us must be maintained to stay safe?