There seems to be a lot in the media about travel in the near future. Many folks are opting for long drives instead of public transportation or flying. Even Sandia National Laboratories is allowing employees to forgo a 14-day quarantine if a private vehicle is used.
That doesn’t work for everyone. Flying on a commercial airline might be the only solution for some travelers. What can you expect? First of all, travelers will spend a lot of time in lines. Travelers will be waiting to check-in, at TSA screening, for food or drink, and to board. The lines will take more time than usual, and travelers will be asked to stay six feet from others.
TSA published suggestions such as washing hands before and after the security screening process, and they ask travelers to place personal items such as wallets, keys or a phone in their carry-on property that will be screened through the X-ray system. Face masks are encouraged during the screening process, and a TSA officer may ask the traveler to adjust the face covering at any point during the screening process. Travelers may request a new pair of gloves for TSA workers examining their items.
Once aboard the aircraft, travelers will be asked to keep masks on and to stay put. Movement around the cabin will be limited, even when using the restroom. Some airlines are granting permission to get up.
The key to air travel for the foreseeable future will be patience and safety. Wear face masks, wash hands often and relax. Everyone is experiencing the same thing as you. Remain calm and helpful.