Russo Says ‘Flights to Nowhere’ Are Dangerous Travel Trend

Updated December 20, 2020

Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, appeared on several media outlets in an article about the safety of the “flight to nowhere” trend in the travel industry. Airlines are arranging flights that fly passengers over a destination, before returning to the city where they departed. “Safe is a relative term,” said Russo. “Particularly for longer flights, even with good mask usage, you’re getting into the more moderate risk zone as opposed to low risk.”