Aeroplanes aren't well-suited to facilitate maintaining a proper distance in times of a pandemic. Well, at least the majority of them!
Just look at the Italian flying boat Savoia Marchetti S.55 with two hulls, each with a compartment for passengers, while the pilot cockpit was located in the midsection. In addition, the hulls' afts were spacious enough to hang two hammocks.
Some 260 units were manufactured (incl. the enlarged S.66 version) since 1924. There was a military edition, too, maybe best-remembered thanks to a group flight of 24 planes from Italy to Chicago in 1933.
Eastwards, Aeroflot bought five aircraft in 1932 for serving the Russian Far East. Their history came to a conclusion in… 2016, when the remains of 12 people were buried in Khabarovsk (three crew members and nine passengers), what was left of a 1935 flight lost in the mountainous wilderness east of the Strait of Tartary. It took an entire decade and altogether seven expeditions to search through the disaster site.
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