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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 11, 2020, 6:04 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!
we did a 5 segment DL trip to Rapid City in July to hit all the attractions. Even tho South Dakotians and the visitors didn’t seem to take Covid seriously, we had a wonderful time and did not get sick. We wore our masks and kept clean, but all 6 hotels we stayed in seemed clean and Delta was fantastic! We are mid to upper 60’s also. Have a flight to Utah in late September to visit more national parks and one to New Orleans in December. These airline prices are hard to beat and I’m using up airline credit from a canceled hawaii trip.
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 6:17 am
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My job does not give me the opportunity for travel, but I've taken the same number of leisure trips via air as I did pre-covid.

I'm concerned about covid (a 58 year old man who lives one street from me died of covid, after a month on a ventilator), but I also feel that the risks of contracting covid on an airplane are FAR outweighed by the fact that travel via car is much, much more dangerous than air travel is.

When I drive to my local airport (MSP), I go past the place where a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team was killed by a drunk driver, driving the wrong way on the freeway. Also, a truck driver was recently sentenced to 4 years in jail for vehicular homicide, after he ran over a Minnesota Department of Transportation construction worker at 60 MPH while watching porn on his cell phone.

I feel much safer on an airplane, despite covid, because I know that many drivers are drunk, stoned, texting, and / or watching videos while driving. It's very nice to look down on these drivers from an airplane window, rather than having to risk injury or death by sharing the road with them.
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 6:49 am
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Unfortunately, I visit this site sporadically and am just now catching up to this great thread. I returned from Vitoria Brazil to Chicago on 3/8 and flew home to Charleston, WV (CRW) on March 12th. Was scheduled to return to our Chicago suburb HQ on Monday, March 12 when we decided to temporarily close the office on Sunday, March 11. I was able to work out of one our facilities in WV about 40 miles from my home during the shutdown. Began flying again on June 6. I have accumulated 34 segments on AA and 10 on United since I resumed flying, Also, 34 nights at Hilton properties and 2 Marriot properties. I have missed two of my scheduled trips to Brazil however for obvious reasons. I hate traveling with the mask but have slowly gotten used to it. CLT seems like covid never happened while ORD seems like a shell of itself. I am a UAL GS, AA PP, Lifetime Hyatt Globilist and LT Hilton Diamond. Travel safe and healthy everyone!
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by Presguy
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.
My precautions are similar to yours sans the lysol luggage treatment.
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 7:14 am
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 7:44 am
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Travel with precautions

We are not limiting our travel plans much at this time. In May we traveled to Destin, Florida on Allegiant. Was very pleased with the precautions Allegiant was using; complete sanitizing of the cabin, blocking off seats and rows, handing out masks, gloves and sanitizer. Although the mandate for mask usage was not in place at the time, nearly everyone onboard was masked.
We avoided crowds in Florida, all shops and restaurant's we used had masks required. We left lots of room between us and others on our one afternoon at the beach.
We did cancel a trip to China for next April, not necessarily due to possible Covid, but some caution there, and we saw lots of reviews where the trip was geared primarily to get you to shop, and not much sightseeing.
Off to Egypt next month, but watching carefully for WHO and State Department updates. The biggest problem we have had so far is canceled and rescheduled flights from the European airlines we are using, and the travel agency waiting on definite word from the travel suppliers.
Pennsylvania scheduled for October, Alaska in November and a South America/Antarctica cruise in January. Believe me, we are checking every day for updates on travel to all of these areas, and will cancel if we feel it is not safe.
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 8:07 am
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Sorry, just wanted to edit but ended up duplicating (see below). Mods, please sort this out!

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Old Aug 11, 2020, 8:18 am
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Zero. Flew LAX-JFK 3 times in February/March, because I had to move and settle my elderly father into a care home. (He died last month and I could not be there). Last JFK-LAX trip, all flights were cancelled due to COVID in the control tower, had to "sleep" outside of security at JFK. No plane trips since then (2 cancelled) and no car trips at all. Have not been more than 15 miles from home since mid-March - and the 15 miles was only to recycle cardboard. Have been the ultimate homebody all this time but dreaming of flying again. I work at home anyway but travel overseas every year, usually for a conference. (May trip to a conference in Amsterdam rescheduled for next June, I hope!) Lots of bike riding and running, always masked, always careful. Tormenting myself by looking at photos of past trips...but very thankful to be healthy.
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by squiddz
Zero. Flew LAX-JFK 3 times in February/March, because I had to move and settle my elderly father into a care home. (He died last month and I could not be there). Last JFK-LAX trip, all flights were cancelled due to COVID in the control tower, had to "sleep" outside of security at JFK. No plane trips since then (2 cancelled) and no car trips at all. Have not been more than 15 miles from home since mid-March - and the 15 miles was only to recycle cardboard. Have been the ultimate homebody all this time but dreaming of flying again. I work at home anyway but travel overseas every year, usually for a conference. (May trip to a conference in Amsterdam rescheduled for next June, I hope!) Lots of bike riding and running, always masked, always careful. Tormenting myself by looking at photos of past trips...but very thankful to be healthy.
Sorry to hear you lost a parent during this mess, it had to be awful. Lost my dad in 2016 way too early I believe he would have went crazy during this lockdown. Best wishes.
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 8:49 am
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Four segments (one round trip) with my wife for vacation. Carrier was DL, and they really get it. Cleaning, masks, spacing, etc. Their front line employees are doing a great job during a very difficult time.
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 10:23 am
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0 flights - we did 2 nights in a Getaway House in Running Springs, CA - zero touch check-in and we just drove up. We are looking for other road-trip ideas but won't be traveling by plane any time soon - especially international
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by WVmike
Sorry to hear you lost a parent during this mess, it had to be awful. Lost my dad in 2016 way too early I believe he would have went crazy during this lockdown. Best wishes.
Thank you, my Dad had sort of a grasp on the virus (he was 89) and was in a very safe place. That is why I was basically OK with not being able to travel to NY to see him again.
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 12:02 pm
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Eight since March 15th.

I'm scheduled for ten in the next two weeks.
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 12:22 pm
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Flying During Covid

Just flew IAD-Lhr last week with BA. Normally BA runs 2 flights daily on that route, but had cancelled 18:25 departure leaving my 22:20 the only BA flight that day. Drop off at IAD was surreal; not one single car or person in sight the entire length of the terminal with a tinny tannoy cracking out musak. Very Man in the High Castle. Only one tsa gate open (at the other end) NO food concessions open except a Wendy’s until 9pm. Despite earlier cancelled flight, I counted around 45 other passengers on this Airbus 350.. And so it was. 3 seat rows aplenty! Immigration very hostile towards Americans, even asking me, “ Why us??”
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Old Aug 11, 2020, 4:22 pm
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Zero and counting

I flew SIN-DOH-PHL on March 11th. I feel as though I slid under the iron gates before they closed the country up. PHL Customs was a ghost town.
I am scheduled to fly PHL-SYR in mid-September. Thinking of renting a car and just driving up. Seems like it would be a lot of hassle for a flight that is only about 32 minutes wheels up time.
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