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Top Public Health Professionals Slam American, Other Airlines for Filling Up Their Planes

Top U.S. health experts on Tuesday criticized American Airlines and other carriers for filling planes to capacity, saying it sends the wrong message as the country grapples with a rise in coronavirus outbreaks.

American Airlines said on Friday it will no longer restrict the number of seats sold on flights beginning on Wednesday. United Airlines is also selling planes to capacity though both notify passengers of full flights and allow them to re-book.

Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said at a Senate hearing that there was “substantial disappointment” with American, given...

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