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Flying During COVID-19: What's Changed? (And What Hasn't?)


Flying During COVID-19: What's Changed? (And What Hasn't?)

COVID-19 has changed travel. And that means your next flight may look and feel much different than just a few years ago. That's why we captured the entire experience of flying during COVID-19, from checking in all the way to grabbing your bag after landing.

And there are far more changes in store than simply wearing a mask...

0:00 - Intro
0:24 - Navigating travel restrictions
0:51 - How busy are airports?
1:25 - Checking a bag
1:59 - Getting through security
2:36 - What's open in the airport?
3:00 - Airport lounges are open, but...
3:45 - Heading to your flight
4:00 - Airline comparison: United vs. Delta
4:28 - Boarding has changed
4:53 - Your flight will be full
5:25 - Masks?
6:07 - In-flight service
6:49 - Deplaning
7:06 - Grab your bag & go
7:18 - Conclusion

The pandemic has reshaped the flying experience, with changes to how airlines board planes, scaled-back in-flight service, and even when you go through airport security. Some airlines blocked middle seats to give travelers more space onboard.

But after more than a year, millions of Americans are flying every week as travel rebounds. Now, many aspects of flying have returned to normal - or something close to it.

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As airports and airlines around the world continue to operate in the midst of a global pandemic, not every flight and region has the same Covid-19 protocols. Three WSJ reporters flew to different regions around the world to look at how air travel has changed.

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What to Expect When Traveling During COVID-19 | Safety Tips for Coronavirus Travel

What it's like to travel during COVID. Safety tips for Coronavirus Travel during a pandemic. The steps we took on the flight, before travel and at our destination for COVID-19 Travel. How to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus Travel.
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What you'll see in this video:
Our COVID-19 Test
Social Distancing
At the Airport
On the Plane
At the Resort
On the Island
Doing Exursions
The return Home
14 days quarantine
Government Check-ins

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Not everyone is ready to travel again, and not every country is welcoming travelers. But some destinations like Saint Lucia are open and are ready to welcome visitors. It is possible to travel safely if you take a few precautions at home before you fly, while on the plane and at the resort.
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We took a COVID Test before flying and continued to social distance before our flight.
On the plane, we did not sit beside anyone, we wiped down our seats and sanitized our hands.
We never took our masks off except to eat and we social distanced.
Saint Lucia has very strict rules for travel, and we followed all protocols while on the island.

We also made sure to purchase COVID 19 Insurance before flying with Medipac travel insurance.

While we don’t recommend jumping on a plane and traveling the globe we do feel that if you are committed to traveling responsibly and are willing to take all the precautions to keep yourself and others safe, there is no reason you can’t get on a plane and have a vacation.

What it is like on the flight and at the Airport during COVID19.

Flying is a completely different experience right now. Only passengers with boarding passes are allowed in the terminal.

Temperatures are taken before boarding and since we were flying to Saint Lucia and a negative test is a requirement, we had to show our paperwork before check-in.

One the island we wore masks, had private tours, could only stay at government approved hotels, and could only take government approved transportation and tours. Everyone had training and safety protocols for Coronavirus.

When we returned home we had a mandatory 14 day quarantine and could not step foot off our property.
We checked in daily with the government and had food delivered.

Travel is possible during COVID 19 if you take all the necessary safety steps.

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What is flying like during COVID in 2022? Air travel is looking a little different these days, and it's probably been a while since you were last on a flight. What do you need to know, and what do you need to bring? Let's go behind the scenes with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as I take you from airport to airplane on a business class flight.

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0:00 - Welcome to Toronto Pearson International Airport
0:44 - Check-in
1:38 - Baggage drop-off
3:02 - Behind the scenes at the KLM office
4:24 - KLM Crown Lounge
6:30 - Safety inspection
7:36 - In-flight meals
8:53 - Review of KLM Business Class
9:24 - Meet the flight crew: Purser Sacha & Flight Attendant Tyrone
10:46 - Interview with Captain Jos
11:33 - Final thoughts

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How Will COVID-19 Change The Way We Travel?

How has Air Travel changed post COVID-19? This video examines every single air travel element from airfares, at airports to cabin layouts and in-flight service, things may look very different once we start traveling again.

Shall we expect higher or lower airfare? Shall we expect longer than normal process at the airport? What will happen with social distancing onboard an airplane? Will there be the same in-flight food and beverage offerings like before? What will the arrival formalities be like after landing?

This video shares the latest aviation industry developments, such as new seating innovations and contactless travel with minimum touch points as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What It's REALLY Like Flying During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed everything, and that includes how we fly. Let us show you exactly what it's like flying during the pandemic.

From buying a ticket to boarding the plane to the drink-and-snack service onboard and even who's sitting next to you, airlines have made drastic changes - and just what you'll find onboard will depend on which airline you fly. Airports are different, too, as shops and restaurants (and even airport lounges) have limited hours or closed down altogether. It all adds up to an almost unrecognizable travel experience.

We recently took a trip from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Washington, D.C. (DCA) and back to document the flying experience today. And we flew two different airlines, American and Delta, to show just how much it differs based on which airline you choose.

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FLYING TO MEXICO DURING COVID | New Airline & Airport Guidelines | Pandemic Travel Internationally

FLYING TO MEXICO DURING COVID | New Airline & Airport Guidelines | Pandemic Travel Internationally

Flying during a pandemic . . . Covid-19 has changed the way we travel and new travel guidelines are in full effect for airlines and airports. Follow along as we fly internationally from the USA to Mexico on Delta Airlines during a pandemic. I will be showing you what it’s really like to travel by airplane and update you on all the new policies, procedures, and guidelines that are taking place all the way from the Minneapolis / St. Paul airport, to the Cancun Airport, to our resort in Cancun during coronavirus.

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NEW REGULATIONS FOR 2022 - Flying to USA during Covid // Travel Day Vlog Airport

After almost two weeks of traveling around Poland, we are flying back to the USA from Europe. The US has imposed new regulations for flying during Covid, and this video will show you our experience as we fly back to America. We were even lucky enough to be upgraded to Business class on the Boeing 787!

Join us on this travel day vlog in the airport, as we navigate the new regulations for flying in 2022. Travel regulations are changing quickly, so please do your research before flying.

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The results are in: Your risk of exposure to COVID-19 is almost non-existent on our flights (yes, even when every seat is occupied).

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Follow along with me on my FIRST day of American public school...

I don't have a fancy morning routine or anything like that but I do enjoy drinking coffee and riding my bike to school. This year will be my junior year (11th grade) of high school at Chapel Hill High school. It's going to be a busy busy year but before everything gets even crazier I was able to film a video of our first day. I hope you enjoy seeing this perspective into an American high school.

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I recently took my first flights during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. I flew from Los Angeles to New Jersey and back to visit family. I was a little nervous about flying, especially with coronavirus cases rising in the U.S., but as you will see, I took certain precautions and I give you a few tips so if you do fly, you can do it as safely as possible. I think the airports and the airlines did several things right but there were some areas that need improvement. I hope this video is helpful to you!

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Traveling during COVID-19: What it's like to fly during a pandemic

DISCLAIMER: Max and I are not medical professionals and cannot provide any medical advice of any kind. This video showcases our own personal experience flying during the pandemic and it is important to remember to follow all CDC guidelines and guidelines of the destination you are traveling to.

Max and I took our first trip during COVID-19 in July 2020. We had booked a two week trip before COVID started to the Dominican Republic. About a month before our trip we realized the smartest decision would be to extend an additional two weeks to allow time for self-isolation. The Dominican government hadn't yet put out any advisories for quarantine and was set to open on July 2nd, 2 days before our scheduled arrival. Up until the night of our flight, we honestly didn't think it was going to happen!

We were anxious, nervous, scared, excited and curious to see what traveling during this time would be like. Our Delta Airlines flights had been changed so many times due to airplane and time changes and somehow we ended up getting upgraded to first class on the overnight leg of our flight, so we had no idea what to expect.

SFO International airport was completely deserted! We flew through ATL international airport so we departed from terminal 2 of SFO. The agents weren't the friendliest or most helpful, but we did get checked in efficiently and were pleasantly surprised with the precautions the agents took.

The boarding process is where everything fell apart - gate lice flocked to be the first on board, despite the new back-to-front boarding procedures. Folks, always remember, the plane is going to your final destination regardless whether you board first...or last!

The overnight flight was smooth, but cold, and 99% of people followed the mask rule through the duration of the flight. Atlanta was a bit more lax and we were super disappointed by the flight attendants on the flight from Atlanta to Punta Cana who told us the girls with their mask under their chin were fine.

Once we got to Punta Cana, we were free! Everyone was masked up, from small children to elderly. On our 5 1/2 hour car ride (we rented a car for the month to minimize contact with others), we saw that 90% of people were following the law and wearing masks, even in the rural little towns along the way. It really was incredible to see after coming from the states where masks are apparently a political statement these days.

Overall, the journey was smooth and we felt the airline did a pretty good job of following the guidelines set out for them.

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Flying Spirit Airlines During COVID-19: What Pandemic?

In-flight yoga during a global pandemic? Yes, really.

If you've flown Spirit Airlines before, you know what to expect from this budget carrier: less legroom, small armrests, no free food or water. But that was before everything changed.

And while some of the changes Spirit has made in the name of safety were obvious – requiring masks, deep cleaning – I was shocked at just how little some other things had changed flying Spirit during COVID-19.

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Watch the gate experience at 1:00
See the boarding process at 1:20
Watch the inflight experience at 1:45
See food & drink changes at 2:00
Watch in-flight yoga (yes, seriously...) at 2:11
See the deplaning experience at 2:22

See for yourself what it's like to fly with budget carrier Spirit Airlines during the coronavirus pandemic. Has the boarding and deplaning process changed? Can you purchase food and drink onboard? How seriously are flight attendants taking safety precautions? yoga?

See my key takeaways from flying Spirit during COVID-19 at 2:43

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Airport Lounges Have Changed During COVID-19

It seems like everything about travel has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And nowhere is that more clear than in airport lounges.

These lounges were once packed full of business travelers and frequent flyers. Today, they're eerily empty.

From airport lounges that serve Delta, American, and United corporate travelers to independent lounges from American Express and Priority Pass, many lounges across the country have closed thanks to coronavirus. The timeline for when these lounges may re-open remains uncertain.

If the lounge doors are open, what you can get inside has changed, too. Hot food is gone. Buffets? No way. Instead, it's almost all prepackaged snacks, sandwiches, and salads. Coffee machines were working as normal, thankfully. And even some bar service was available for a free glass of beer, wine, or champagne.

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Flying Internationally during COVID-19 // CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL VLOG

This video shows what it was like flying internationally during the Coronavirus pandemic from Europe to the USA in 2021 (Zurich, Switzerland to Washington, D.C. via Frankfurt, Germany).

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