Flight attendant shares eerie photos of what life is like while flying during coronavirus pandemic – The Sun
A FLIGHT attendant has captured a series of photographs of what life is like while still working during the pandemic.
Molly Choma, who works for Alaska Airlines, is one of the few members of the cabin crew still flying.
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Despite travel lockdowns, a limited schedule is still in operation, with the majority of passengers either medical staff or people flying to be with their family.
She explained that the average number of passengers on her flights is just eight to 12 people.
Molly has since started taking pictures of her fellow crew during the crisis, which she hopes will become part of an archive regarding the virus as it is "important to have these times on some sort of record".
The pictures began after speaking to a fellow flight attendant, with Molly only ever taking pictures of staff, not passengers.
She told Insider: "Part of it is me processing how I am emotionally dealing with the situation, and part of it was wanting to preserve these memories."
While other stories share more uplifting videos and moments of flight crew on planes as a way of staying upbeat, Molly admits that she wanted to share the other side of exhaustion and uncertainty.
She added: "I'm just figuring out how to be there for people when you have nothing to give them."
Molly, whose mum was also a flight attendant, admitted that flying always has an element of risk, even without coronavirus.
Alaskan Airlines is allowing crew to wear face masks unlike other airlines.
While she admitted she can't wait to have her colleagues and more passengers back, she admitted flying won't be the same after this.
The few passengers on her flight now wear masks and gloves, as well as sanitise the seats before settling in for the journey.
She said: "I know that someday people will be flying again.
"When it's safe to do so, I'm excited for that day."
Flights after coronavirus won't just include face masks and gloves, but could see other drastic changes.
Slower boarding is likely, with more social distancing needed, while tickets could also be much more expensive.
Airlines are looking at keeping the middle seat on flights to prevent close contact between passengers, but this will lead to price hikes to keep profits.
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