Flight risk: safe air travel now comes at a price

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Flight risk: safe air travel now comes at a price

FlySafair is charging people extra to keep seats next to them free. Government doesn’t agree, but it might be worth it

Consumer journalist

I used to fly a lot for work — three weeks out of four, on average.

It was tiring and annoying a lot of the time, but how I miss all my airport rituals now: chatting to the shoeshine guys, the Friday evening drink in the airport lounge and the camaraderie among strangers on a plane.

Lockdown put a sudden end to all of that, but almost three months on, business travellers are now able to make their way to airports, only this time they need a lot more than a boarding pass and an ID, just to enter the terminal building...

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