Flying a week from now. I have no real fear and will welcome the extra leg space. The loss of certain routes has been the biggest negative so far.
I don't feel it is safe to fly yet. Obviously, flying is riskier than driving but much quicker so you have to make a decision. I'm in the high risk group, healthy but age 72. It's a tough decision since you are so dependent on other people's actions and shifting airline policies.
I don't think it's any riskier or safer than it was before the pandemic. Back when the Hong Kong flu was around and killed about the same amount of people, there were no changes to anything. No mask, no distancing and no restrictions. What's the difference now?
I think it's safe to fly only if every passenger has the proof of negative covid 19 test paperwork within the last 21 days. Every passengers should make their time to have themselves tested if they are going to be traveling to protect everyone, no excuses.Airlines should also do their part in cleaning and disinfecting every in between passengers flights to make sure that no virus left behind. All air craft staff should be also tested in Covid 19, no exceptions.
I have not flown, and I don't think it is safe to fly in the near future.Too many unknowns still exist. Too many restrictions in place to make me feel safe.I love the fact the economy is reopening, and I intend to do as much as possible to help it recover.But the fact remains, that covid-19 has no vaccine at this time. And to my knowledge, no drug universally used to treat it.
Whatever the airlines do, I can feel they are probably fair to begin with. What I feel very unfair are some airport charges...! Especially bad in this part of the world is Melbourne Airport. They run the airports like expansive supermarkets, and they suck drivers dry for the carparks facility. I would be happy to see them go really broke in this coronavirus driven recession...!Hooray.!!
We are currently in France. Traveling is hard enough right now; but, golf clubs are being checked for agricultural contamination and bags must be handled only by handles; so, if you can’t pick up a travel bag by its handle it is not allowed. Weight restrictions are being applied for the first time, as well!
A big problem for the airlines is that they have treated everyone like crap for so long, no one has any sympathy for them. We know that they have been hit hard by the virus situation, but they have been slow to change their policies on refunds and ticket changes, and while they are more accommodating now, their rules are still complicated and tricky, and we know that once things improve even slightly, the airlines will quickly become the a--holes they have always been.
John, great comment the airlines have been treating people like a..holes for years. Thanks, Bill
I’ve been a business traveler for over 40 years. I definitely won’t be flying for the foreseeable future.
What is this nonsense about middle seats left open on air travel to leave 6 feet of space between pasdengers??What about the seats I the row in front of behind you wherever one sits.Tell me about the air you breathe in whatever area you are sitting since ALL air is reformulated within the plane for as long as the plane is in the air, and please tell me that the air is filtered to remove any virus, flu or corona or other when experience dictates that the easiest way to catch the same is on any aircraft with reformulated so-called air ?