During Monday’s Good Morning Britain, ITV presenters Susanna Reid and Adil Ray spoke with travel correspondent Jonathan Swain, who was on a British Airways flight to Lisbon in Portugal. The hosts spoke with Jonathan via video link as he discussed the easing of travel restrictions, which came into force on May 17. However, during the segment, Adil couldn’t help but point out that one of the passengers travelling on the flight was not wearing a face covering. Face coverings are a legal requirement when travelling on public transport, except for those who are exempt.
Speaking from the plane, Jonathan began: “There is a family on the flight and they’re going to meet their grandparents for the first time.”
Before Jonathan couldn’t finish his sentence, Adil interrupted: “Someone without a mask on.
“Another person without his mask on.”
Stepping in to defend the people not wearing their masks on the flight, Susanna said: “Well, people can presumably still take their masks off if they’re eating food.”Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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GMB: Adil pointed out that a couple of passengers on the plane weren't wearing masks (Image: ITV)
GMB: Jonathan Swain appeared via video link on a plane to Portugal (Image: ITV)
Adil backtracked on his statement, as he continued: “If they’re consuming food and they may well be exempt. I’m just being flippant.
“It may well be safe but just the sight of it for me, it just looks a bit scary, Jonathan.
“To see that many people together.”
Discussing what it was like to be back on a plane, Jonathan continued: “This is quite an incredible experience. First time for me to broadcast live from a plane.”
GMB: A couple of people on the plane weren't wearing face