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It's very common for airplane passengers to be taking a big,
important trip, spending significant time and money, and
they don't want to get sick.
It's also common to have a few sick people on the plane with
The idea is: Let the airplane personnel walk down the aisle
pass out secret envelopes. You can "vote" for one of your
fellow passengers to be quarantined, by checking the box
with their seat #. You can also include a price you'd be
willing to pay.
The staff collects the secret envelopes, and determines if
anyone "won". If they do, then they charge your seat the bid
price you offered, and approach the "winner".
The sick winner then gets ushered to the back of the plane,
where there's air separation & filtration.
The seats are comfy there, and it's more pleasant than the
coach cabin, as we don't want to be mean. They are sick
afterall & need more care. And, we don't want to start a
Then, 95% of the passengers get to their destination
healthier. The 5% sick passengers get a better experience.
The airplane company gets extra revenue with high margin.
||Erm, immediate competition for whoever can most realistically fake up the symptoms of [insert newest type of] flu?
||Try riding a bus in Thailand, guaranteed it'll stop somewhere with lots of chickens running around loose, and the guy who gets on at that stop sits behind you and spends the whole trip coughing and sneezing....all part of the (alleged) fun.
||Yeah, I did think 1 move ahead & consider people
might be faking it, as we just provided an incentive.
That said, it's half-baked. Maybe if 90% of the plane
is faking/sick, the healthy 10% get to go relax in the
quarantine cushiness and the 90% suffer together in
||Could auction winners be quarantined in place? Gas masks? Or your seat sealed off behind zippered clear vinyl sheeting? Maybe curtain off the last few seats near the planes tail? No one sick, no need to pay to carry a comfy space along.
||Just pack every single passenger in their own
padded, filtered ventilation crate, along with enough
xanax to keep them out until they reach their