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Just shows there are some people out there that can look at things differently. Never would have thought of that.

I have one kit with me. The eye mask fits perfectly as a mouth and nose mask. Not a lot of wiggle room, but covers what needs to be covered. Mine is from United and fells like it is about 3 -4 layers of stretchy fabric with a fairly stiff frame to it. Appears smaller overall than the ones being used in the video. No trouble breathing through it.

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Thanks for sharing this. I would not have thought of it on my own and it is great idea.

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And business class has more distancing between seats, so that provides some increased level of comfort. Washing your hands, though, the airplane sinks are the same as in coach!

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This is a great idea, but don't be disappointed if it doesn't work for you. How the eye masks fit depends on your face size and shape, on your nose size and shape and on whether you wear glasses or not.

I already tried this a few days ago and learned that I can't breathe through the ones I have which are Tumi provided by Delta and are similar to the United ones the guys have on in the link's picture.

I tried one on again after seeing the link. Still a no go. Still not snug enough over my nose while making it hard to breathe. Still hitting my eyes and not allowing my glasses to fit properly.

Bummer! I guess I'll try the painter's and fiberglass masks we have around the house. And I'll try making a no-sew mask from a shop towel. We definitely have all the materials for that.

My current travel is the hour+ 0:dark:30 round trip to take advantage of senior shopping hours at local grocery stores on Tuesday mornings. The four closest to me plus Costco have (finally, in some cases) implemented senior hours, social distancing and limits on the number of people allowed in the store at a time.

I'm hopefully looking forward to next year, when we have a vaccine and can move around freely at home and travel abroad. Until then stay home, stay safe and stay creative with ways to deal with our very challenging worldwide situation.