Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt Says It’s ‘The Safest Time to Fly’ Despite Coronavirus Outbreak
Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt made the bizarre claim on Friday that now is the safest time for people to fly. The Fox & Friends host made the unfounded and wrong claim during a discussion about Coronavirus restrictions. She was not corrected by her co-hosts.
“Airline passengers are sharing photos of nearly deserted terminals as people cancel travel plans to stay home,” co-host Brian Kilmeade said.
“What if you work with the airlines? And I’m talking about just the pilots, the flight attendants … the baggage claim operators, everybody from the terminals to the airlines and makes you wonder if Washington is going to step up and help out.”
“It’s actually the safest time to fly,” Earhardt said. “Everyone that I know that’s flying right now, terminals are pretty much dead. Ghost towns.”
“And then the planes. Remember back in the day when you had a seat next to you possibly empty? You could stretch out a little more. It’s like that on every flight now.”
It is definitively not a safe time to fly. The Trump administration has introduced restrictions on flights from China and parts of the European Union, while European nations are stopping flights from certain infected countries.
Watch the video above, via Fox News.