In sickness and in health, we all take to the airways, but with Covid-19, the rules above the clouds have changed. The year the earth stood still, a face mask became the new wardrobe staple, and soon we may need ‘proof of’ vaccination stamps in our passport.
Here Are 10 Ways Travel Has Changed Since 2020:
- Preparation. Your carry-on now includes wipes, masks, and gloves.
- Clothing. Layered clothing can protect you from airplane germs, but a coat can also double as a chair cover or a gaiter tray table protector.
- Seat Assignments. Don’t be surprised if they change multiple times due to social distancing. You may even get an upgrade.
- On-Board Entertainment. If you prefer a touch-less experience, bring your device to watch movies or listen to music.
- Food & Beverage. To avoid the restroom, avoid eating or drinking for the duration of domestic flights.
- Don’t Engage in Air Rage. If you have an issue with someone on board who is not wearing a mask, take it up with a flight attendant, not the passenger.
- Airport Traffic. What’s a crowd? With a record low of flying passengers, you might just enjoy your time at the airport without long queues.
- Touchless Technology. Hooray for this! From kiosks to digital health screenings, the pandemic has made germophobes out of many of us.
- Supply & Demand. Fewer flights could mean more expensive plane tickets.
- Patience. Travel in a post-Covid-19 world requires an extra dose of patience. Never leave home without it.
It’s easy to feel safe when you’re the only passenger.