This might not be the best time to fly with the flu...
Besides spreading disease to other passengers and crew, sick people also have a high risk of having to divert the plane for a medical emergency, something that airlines try to avoid as much as possible.
In most airlines' terms and conditions, there's normally a section that notes that they can refuse carriage if they deem a passenger unfit to fly.
A recent incident saw crew taking all precautions necessary to ensure the safety of passengers on board, as well as those on the ground, when a passenger showed symptoms of the flu.
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The man allegedly underwent a medical checkup once he disembarked the plane, and was later cleared by the Maryland Health Department, according to Express.
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