In a tweet yesterday, Travis questioned why commercial airlines are able to pack people in shoulder-to-shoulder on flights, but concert venues are still closed.
Most all major commercial airlines in America are now flying at full capacity. No social distancing. Why is it okay for the public to sit right next to each other on a flight, but not okay for them to sit next to each other in a concert venue, church or at school?
At the start of the pandemic, airlines began blocking middle seats on their flights to allow more room for social distancing. One by one, though, almost all airlines are back to packing flights to their full capacity, with Delta being the only major airline still not selling those dreaded middle seats. (They have announced they will continue blocking middle seats until at least April 30).
Yet, most concert venues (outside of Texas, Florida, and a few other select states) are still either shut down or operating at a drastically reduced capacity.
But it’s a hell of a lot easier to socially distance at a concert (if you choose to) than on an airplane where everybody is packed in beside each other with nowhere else to go. Not to mention the fact that flying is (often) not optional. If you’ve got a long trip or if you’re travelling for business, flying is often times your only reasonable option.
Meanwhile, nobody is forcing anybody to go to concerts. If you don’t want to be around other people at a concert, you’re able to make that choice. If you don’t want to be around other people on an airplane, well, good luck with that.
Travis’ tweet has gotten a lot of attention, mostly from people agreeing with him that the logic behind keeping concert venues closed doesn’t really make a lot of sense at this point. The Oak Ridge Boys and John Rich both commented on the Tweet.
You should follow Cuzin @TravisTritt :) One of the only country singers to tell it like it is! The answer to his question below is "It's all about SELECTIVE control." American's don't like to be controlled that's why we fought the Revolutionary War. Also, Fauci is not our daddy. https://t.co/6aJlIIdbxw