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How many trips have you taken since Corona "took hold"?

How many trips have you taken since Corona "took hold"?

 
Old Aug 2, 2020, 8:45 pm
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I had a business trip the second week of March. Haven't been out of the state since then and restricted my drives to roughly 60 mile radius.
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Old Aug 3, 2020, 10:08 am
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March 1st was my last trip. This is now the longest I've been in one country since high school.

I'm now in Singapore, and I'm lucky enough that my company just decided to let me stay me here following what was supposed to be a short-term trip (on a sponsored employment pass, of course)
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Old Aug 3, 2020, 1:47 pm
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Zero - my last time on an airplane was in late February. Given the current trajectory in the US right now, I doubt that will change anytime soon.

I'm not nuts about it, I've already cancelled two trips to visit family in the Midwest (and had to bow out of a work trip) and haven't even left my state since this started. At this point I'm just hoping things improve in time for the holidays.
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Old Aug 3, 2020, 3:20 pm
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None. We aren't entirely opposed to it, we just have nowhere to go. Family and beaches are all within driving distance. Love the national and state parks but with a baby we planned to hold off on those trips this year anyway.

Anecdotally, I've heard from a couple trusted friends who feel more safe flying than say, visiting the local grocery or big box retailer.
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Old Aug 3, 2020, 4:15 pm
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I've been on a plane every week this year. Business travel is dead but I can work from anywhere. Travel is cheap, amazing hotel deals. Made EXP on AA a few weeks ago. I haven't missed an upgrade since March.

I DO keep myself healthy. I try to walk at least an hour a day 5-6 a week (gyms have been closed). Watch the fattening food and booze (the booze particularly with traveling). Make sure I'm keeping up on sleep.

The drive to and from the airport is by far the most risky part of my travels.
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Old Aug 3, 2020, 8:04 pm
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Without deviating too far from my intended purpose of the thread - I agree with you.

I had a work trip last month that I extended for another night after I really "needed" to be there, simply because I had a nice hotel room, quiet, unbothered, and was able to crank out some work without the distractions of home.
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Old Aug 4, 2020, 12:13 am
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I flew 30,000 miles in January (overseas vacations). 1300 miles in February. 0 miles since.

I am operating under the assumption that everyone, including myself, has COVID. Therefore, there no reason for any unnecessary outings - no matter how good the deals are. Yes, I am risk averse but I also view it as my civic duty to help reduce transmission.

I am lucky that work has not forced me to travel - others at work have had to travel. I talked to my colleagues who had to travel and their experiences have not been good. I think I would be freaked out by all those people who are not following rules. Therefore, I intend to not travel at all for the foreseeable future.
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Old Aug 4, 2020, 11:45 am
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How Safe Do You Think Travel to Low Covid Density States Is Right Now?

Hi Folks,
Building on the original topic of this thread, we are mid-60s and contemplating a labor day trip to low-density western U.S. trip for Labor Day weekend. Has anyone gotten sick recently after flying/travel or know someone who has? I'm really on the fence. Thanks!
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Old Aug 5, 2020, 3:21 am
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13 segments at the end of May and beginning of June. This was before the casinos re-opened and I was getting tired of sitting at home watching TV all day.

The flights were on Allegiant, Delta and United, just flying to airports I've never flown to before, for the fun of it (all in the Mountain or Pacific time zones).

It would have been 12 segments but the SCK-LAS flight made a stop in FAT because they combined the flights due to low passenger volume. That was the first flight I took, and as time went on, the passenger load on the flights and the number of passengers in the airports noticeably increased. Allegiant stopped flying entirely for two months and only started adding flights towards the end of May. City pairs that used to have five flights a week were getting two.

At the time, mask use by passengers was highly recommended by the airline. There was only one person who didn't wear a mask, and that one was on an Allegiant flight from IWA to PVU. She sat right next to me and had a conversation with her seatmate (I was in the window, she was in the middle, and her conversation mate was in the aisle). They both agreed that COVID-19 was a total hoax. Get this... she had flown from Utah to Arizona to take her test to get a nursing license because the Utah facilities were booked up for weeks. NURSING for God's sake!

So keep that in mind, when a health care professional makes a proclamation, do not take it as the gospel truth. Some of them are nutjobs.
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Old Aug 5, 2020, 7:14 am
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I'm in club "0" - I was in the air when the President made the EU ban declaration on Mar 11. Landed in MUC, and got right back on the plane back to IAD. That's it.

Everything since has been regional by car only.
Hoping for late Sept/Oct resume to travel
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Old Aug 5, 2020, 9:33 am
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So, having just booked my main summer holiday, here's my statistic for March - August period:
  • 42 hotel nights (might get extended by 3 or 4 nights)
  • 0 flights
  • 8 train sectors between home and a main destination
  • so far 12 other long-distance train sectors (mostly day trips from a main destination), this will likely at least double during the upcoming holiday
  • 3 return long-distance trips by car (6 "sectors")
Not as bad as I expected few months ago
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Old Aug 5, 2020, 10:39 am
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Gentle nudging back to the original topic of the thread (numbers of flights), I've also found that, while there are "little bothers", it's not really been all that bad. Sure, lack of masks, meals, and so on are a bit of an annoyance - but the reasons we fly (and love flying) are still very much there.

My 71 flights are due to bump to 75 following a trip on the 14-16th, and per an email I woke up to, there may even be another few segments squeezed in before then.

Sadly, I had a recreational trip scheduled to SCL the first week of September, and also received a callelation update for one of those legs - so that trip (for that and other reasons) may be on hold.

It was not my intention to delve in to "risk and reason" in this thread, so I won't push further in that direction.

What I really didn't realize, though, are some of the ways we've adapted. So many posters are still "getting out into the world" - car trips to parks, family, etc. It really says a lot about how much we enjoy not just the flying, but the experience of *travel* overall. I haven't in years, but I've had a lot of fun exploring this country by car - and seeing other posters make that (re)discovery makes me want to take a nice airy road trip too.

To those who have replied so far, thank you - seeing how people have adapted (or changed) their flying habits, even just as anecdotes, is fascinating. I like comparing to what I "see" across various airports.
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Old Aug 5, 2020, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by tapurposeled
Hi Folks,
Building on the original topic of this thread, we are mid-60s and contemplating a labor day trip to low-density western U.S. trip for Labor Day weekend. Has anyone gotten sick recently after flying/travel or know someone who has? I'm really on the fence. Thanks!
There's at least one other thread on this topic I've seen (I think it was even briefly on the front page?)

I won't delve too far in to the discussion, but, since responders here may be somewhat positioned to answer:

In approximately the same timeframe I've had my 71 flights, I've had 11 tests - 2 antibody, and 9 nasal/live virus. All have come back negative, nor I have had any symptoms or feelings of illness. My precautions are, essentially, a simple disposable mask, proper application and removal of that mask, and more frequent hand washing/sanitizing. I also make a point of Lysoling my luggage and such in the garage on each return home. In addition, the nature of my work has required extensive, close contact with very large numbers of people.

This isn't meant to be a science commentary or debate, merely sharing my own set of experiences.
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Old Aug 5, 2020, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by tapurposeled
Hi Folks,
Building on the original topic of this thread, we are mid-60s and contemplating a labor day trip to low-density western U.S. trip for Labor Day weekend. Has anyone gotten sick recently after flying/travel or know someone who has? I'm really on the fence. Thanks!
my daughter just spent a month out there - she was all over the place (Utah, Idaho, California, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado). tested negative when she got back. i met her in Utah im mid-60s myself and had no problems. Look into the hotel covid policy, some hotels are taking it more seriously than others. in my opinion, if you take the right precautions and stay away from anywhere too crowded you should be ok
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Old Aug 5, 2020, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Presguy
Sure, lack of masks, meals, and so on are a bit of an annoyance - but the reasons we fly (and love flying) are still very much there.
... ehhhh, not really- most times there's nothing to do once (I, anyway) get there except work
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