Hey, y’all! I had some requests to share my experience flying during Coronavirus, so I wanted to round up everything in this blog post. I traveled to San Diego this week to spend time with my family, and flying was definitely different than normal!
Here’s what you should expect:
Flying During Coronavirus
Security is still exactly the same
The only thing different is you have to stay 6 feet apart while in line. You are still required to take off your shoes and take everything out of your bags.
We were not required to wear masks inside the airport
This will without a doubt vary from airport to airport, but at the DFW airport they did not require you to wear a mask but it was encouraged.
Stores in the airport were closed
A lot in the DFW airport was not open. All of the retail stores except for the ones selling food, and even some of the restaurants, were closed. Prepare to have to walk far to find a place that is open to eat.
Not all airlines are socially distancing seats
I was flying American, and I had people on both sides of me and our flight was 85% full. I was really surprised by this, but there aren’t as many flights right now so it makes sense. You are able to switch flights free of charge at the gate for American if you don’t feel comfortable flying on a full flight.
You are required to wear a mask on the plane
We were required to wear a mask for the entire flight except for when eating and drinking. Since my flight wasn’t social distanced, I was perfectly fine with this mandate. We were squeezed in there like any other flight and I can only imagine how easy it would be to pass a virus in a space that tight.
Our flight handed out food and drink as we boarded
From what I’ve heard this varies from flight to flight and airline carrier as well, but on my 3 hour flight, we were given a bag at the beginning of the flight as we boarded that had a water bottle, pretzels, cookies, and an alcohol wipe in it.
Just a quick reminder that this all varies based on what airport and airline you are flying. I was flying from the DFW airport to the San Diego airport, and I flew on American.
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