Will You Fly Or Drive When Vacationing This Summer?
The number of people flying is back up after the pandemic. The airline industry is reportedly recovering and fortunately on the rebound after a year of empty, desolate airports. According to the Transportation Security Administration, it was announced that,
"2.03 million travelers were screened at airport checkpoints on Friday. It was the first time in 15 months that the number of security screenings has surpassed 2 million in a single day."
Apparently folks feel comfortable enough to fly again. I myself was on an airplane at the beginning of the year without any hesitation. But I have friends who say they will wait a bit longer before they get on a 'stuffy, germ-infested airplane.'
Well it is summertime and summer vacations are being taken, enjoyed. Now that the TSA is saying that the airports that were once empty and desolate without people scurrying around to find their flights are becoming busy again, does this affect your willingness to fly?
Will you be heading to future destinations and vacations via airplane or are you planning to drive? Many are still a little hesitant to get on a plane and prefer to drive their own vehicle no matter how far the destination, while others say, nope, let me on that plane! Where do I check in?
I know that when I flew back in January, we did have to wear masks, however social distancing was not necessarily enforced. There were no spaces in between passengers and the airplanes we happened to be on were full.
Here is what the TSA has to say about flights and COVID precautions.