If you’ve been paying attention to the news or travel bloggers recently, you’ve probably read that the Department of Defense did a study with United Airlines. Their finding suggested that the chances of your catching COVID on a plane are less than that of getting struck by lightning.
I fully understand that the airlines are hurting. The study was meant to put the consumers’/passengers’ collective minds at ease so they’ll be more open to flying. And yes, I’m even pretty sure that flying is indeed safe, as long as everyone wears a mask. However I think what the airlines don’t get is that taking a plane from Point A to Point B is only part of the travel story. There are also these scenarios to take into consideration:
The Flight Being Canceled
Flights are being canceled left and right. Because there are fewer flights in general, we only may or may not be able to get flights to the same place on the same day. If we’re only going away for 4 or 5 days, I don’t want to worry that 20 or 25% of my trip will be canceled because we couldn’t catch a flight until the next day.
At The Airport
In many airports, even when masks are required, compliance and enforcement appear to be iffy:
I'm pretty sure the game at the airport is 'can I get away with not wearing a mask?'. Not okay.
— Captain – BLM (@captainofbass) October 19, 2020
— destination360 (@destination360) October 15, 2020
@MCO Who do I talk to about having passengers waiting at gates to wear masks? They got nasty with me when I asked them to put them on. They don’t make me feel safe with no masks on.
— Janessa Chrisp (@jjchrisp) October 17, 2020
On The Plane
On The Shuttle Bus
At The Hotel
Where Can We Go?
Note: Your Mileage May Vary
Obviously, everyone is different.
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#stayhealthy #staysafe #washyourhands #wearamask
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