LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 20: Air travelers (L and R) arriving from New York in personal protective equipment (PPE) wait to board a Lyft vehicle at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid the COVID-19 pandemic on August 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Uber and Lyft drivers held a rally earlier at the airport calling for basic employment rights. An appeals court granted Lyft and Uber an emergency stay from needing to classify drivers as employees allowing ride-sharing services to continue after a threatened shutdown in California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Research is finding that flying during the pandemic might be safer than originally thought. Experts are highlighting very few documented cases of in-flight transmission of Coronavirus. Filtration systems on flights circulate  air  every 3 to 3 minutes with filters that capture over 99 percent of particles. Arnold Barnett, A statistics professor at MIT, calculated the chances of someone catching COVID-19 on a short – haul flight with 3 seats on each  side of aircrafts; planes like the Airbus 320 or Boeing’s 737. Assuming everyone is wearing a mask and the flight is full, your chances of getting COVID-19 on a flight is 1 in 4,300. If the middle seats are empty, the likelihood goes to 1 in 7,000. Even, so, Barnett says three things need to happen to get COVID-19 on a flight. There needs to be a passenger who is contagious onboard . That person’s mask would have to fail to contain the virus an the person has to be close enough to you in order to transmit Coronavirus. Does this make you more confident to travel by air when you can?