If you must fly, here are some tips to do it safely – CNN

(CNN) — Most of the country is sheltering in place and air traffic has slowed dramatically but there are still people who must fly.
With most rest stops, fast-food dining rooms, and other normal travel accommodations closed or limited, flying may seem like a better option for those trying to get home or traveling due to an emergency.
The number of people traveling by plane has hit a 10-year low as the aviation industry reels from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

But the main question on everyone’s mind: Is it safe to take to the skies?

Changes that have been made on board

Many airlines have been taking precautions to keep passengers safe since social distancing started. Almost all major airlines are holding or limiting their in-flight refreshments to cut down on contact. Customers are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages on board.

Delta Air Lines is serving refreshments depending on the length of the flight and beverages on all flights are limited to bottled water. Other major airlines are also limiting what refreshments are served.

Some airlines take in-flight social distancing to a new level by limiting where you can sit on the airplane.

American Airlines and United Airlines are creating distance where available by not seating customers in middle seats and allowing seat changes once everyone is on the plane if