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    15 Photos That Show How Deserted Airplanes And Airports Are Right Now

    It's deserted out there.

    Right now, thousands of people across the nation are practicing social distancing to flatten the curve of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. While it's not entirely surprising that very few people are traveling, it's shocking to see just how empty flights are right now.

    For some people, traveling is essential. If it is not essential for you, the CDC recommends staying home and continuing to practice social distancing.

    1. This flight leaving Atlanta:

    2. London's Heathrow airport, which looks like a ghost town:

    Never seen @HeathrowAirport so empty ....a handful of flights #Heathrow

    3. This extremely empty first class section:

    Holy Smokes: United Airlines Flights Are EMPTY

    4. This Dublin flight with hardly any passengers:

    5. This airport that proves people really are staying home:

    Empty airports and minimum people on flights. This is the kind of social distancing i wanted to see. πŸ‘πŸ»

    6. This plane, which might as well be a private jet:

    7. This eerie sight:

    8. And this 90% empty plane:

    9. This plane that offers tons of elbow room:

    10. And this one that offers tons of leg room:

    11. This deserted flight:

    12. And this mega-plane that is transferring just a few people:

    13. These canceled flights, presumably because everyone is staying home:

    14. This vacant airplane:

    15. And allllll of these unoccupied seats:

    The CDC is urging people to halt unessential traveling, noting that "crowded travel settings, like airports, may increase chances of getting COVID-19." If you do need to travel for whatever reason, it's important that you quarantine for 14 days. For more information, click here.