For people that love to travel, it is at best a difficult season and quite possibly a dim projection for the future for some. In the world of the ever changing Covid-19 there are so many unknowns, so many variables, so many considerations about travel right now. So what do you do?
There are many who must fly for work and many for want and while it seems that was on hold for a while, the airports are slowly filling back up. Memorial Day travel sparked some added movement in our airports, but sadly this year travel was still down by 80%. So where do we go from here?
In a recent survey, Mower, an independent marketing, advertising and public relations agency, found that 16 percent of respondents said they would fly in a plane on Day 1 after Coronavirus restrictions are lifted. 24 percent said they would fly by Day 30, while 56 percent said they would fly by Day 60; an additional 31 percent say they are unsure and 13 percent said they “have/would never.” It’s even less likely that they will travel internationally. Just 12 percent would travel across borders on Day 1, 23 percent by Day 30 and 42 percent by Day 60. Further, 36 percent of respondents said they were unsure when they would resume international travel and 22 percent said they “have/would never.” Where do you land in the percentage?
Airlines are taking added precautions and declarations about the cleanliness of the plane are listed on most websites. Airlines have added enhanced cleaning systems from HEPA Filters to very strong disinfectant regimes that render the plane as sterile an environment as possible. They are distancing seats and closing off areas to be in accordance with the advised distancing protocols. So there are things in place to make you as a traveler feel confident to fly once again.
So hopefully more people will begin to fly again and travel and we can move past the fear of Covid-19. Life is short. There is much to do and see. Let’s go!
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