Wednesday, July 22, 2020

How To Fly On An Airplane Safely

So yes, there's a pandemic going on, and I completely understand why people are uneasy about flying. But we did. My husband is going to be deploying, so he wanted to be sure he said goodbye to family. Was I nervous? Of course. But I also knew my family was going to be safe about it.



For starters, we had masks. And we wore them all the time. The only time they were off was when we were eating or drinking. WEAR THE MASKS.

Second, I had antibacterial wipes, plus hand sanitizer. I wiped down the areas we were at.

Airports also had hand sanitizer all around.





Chairs are blocked off so people can have that physical distance.

I also found airports weren't that crowded.



If you fly Southwest, which we did, all middle seats are empty until September 30th and they make sure people keep face masks on. Some people tried to take off masks in flight and the attendant quickly told them to put it back on.

We felt safe.

So did Steve.




So if you need to fly, here's what I suggest having:


--Masks, multiple ones. Throw away the ones you wear on the airplane. Or if you prefer not to, wash the mask as soon as you return home.

--Get antibacterial wipes. Southwest did not give you wipes to scrub down your seats, HOWEVER, after each flight, I noticed a cleaning crew go in. I imagine they were scrubbing everything down.

--Lots of hand sanitizer. The airports have them all over, but I put some on before, during, and after the flight.

---An airline that won't pack the people on. As I said before, Southwest will be keeping middle seats open until September 30th. You can sit in a middle seat if you are with family, however. But you won't have to worry about a stranger sitting right next to you. Also, the beverage service is slightly different: they give you ice water and a snack mix.



It's a personal decision if you decide to fly.  Some might not feel comfortable yet, and some do.




Steve, I'm proud to say, earned his wings for being such a good flyer. (And yes, we totally wiped down the safety card.)



30 comments:

  1. I'm kind of scared to fly at the moment, although with precautions I guess it's as safe as anything else.

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  2. I definitely am not going to be flying for a while, especially being pregnant now, but I totally get your reasoning! Good luck with his deployment!

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  3. Thank you for this. My mom will be flying with SW in a few weeks and I was really worried about her doing that. But I think it will be a long time before I get back on a plane. And not because of Covid, but because of my last flight was a bit too rough for me.

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  4. Thank you for this. My mom will be flying with SW in a few weeks and I was really worried about her doing that. But I think it will be a long time before I get back on a plane. And not because of Covid, but because of my last flight was a bit too rough for me.

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  5. This must have been a very terrifying experience flying now!!! I miss it to be honest...

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  6. This is such a great post. With things opening up and cases rising, it makes you wonder how you can fly and still stay safe. These are excellent tips for all flyers to keep in mind.

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  7. I love how you've posed Baby Yoda! We love flying Southwest for domestic travel- I'm relieved that they will be keeping seats open through September! Thanks for the flying tips- and my husband is also in the Air Force! Small world :)

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  8. I'm not quite ready to fly just yet. It's good to hear that the airports are quiet though. Always a bit more reassuring for those that do choose to travel.

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  9. I've never been on the plane before! Hope your experiences will help me a little bit during my own flight! :)

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  10. It's been so long since I took a flight! But it's so good to know the caution the airport and airline took and I love your suggestions on what you and your family did to be safe.

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  11. Steve is looking good reading his safety card! All my flights and trips have been cancelled so far this year. I'm still a little leery of flying as the only airlines in our area are doing full flights.

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  12. I flew in June with Delta and they took the same precautions. It's really not scary. It's good to know everyone else is taking the same precautions.

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  13. I am pretty anxious about flying as it is, so I would be a nervous wreck. I'm so glad to hear that they are doing the right thing and keeping everyone safe!

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  14. This is really interesting, it is good to read that so many steps have been put into play to keep people safe.

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  15. I've been wondering when it will be safe to fly, it looks like airlines are taking it seriously so hopefully sooner than I thought.

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  16. Great advice. It is important to be cautious and I'm glad safety measures are being taken.

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  17. I experienced the same thing. And now I know that it's very safe to fly. Thanks for these tips!

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  18. Great post! I do want to fly again and will hopefully do it soon. You are making me feel safer about it

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  19. These are great tips for those who are needing or wanting to travel during this time and still be safe and protect their family!

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  20. With everything going on now, we surely could use all these tips as we plan to travel now and in the future.

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  21. im definitely not ready for this but I do understand some essential travelling! hand sanitizer is a must have!

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  22. This blog post is very timely and truly very helpful and useful especially during this time..glad you shared this with us..great work though...

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  23. These are great tips! I can't wait to travel again. I hope everything will get back to normal again early next year!

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  24. Wow! What a lovely tips! I hope everything will be normal so soon. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. I agree to throw out the mask when you get off of the plane. Just in case. Glad you felt safe during the flight.

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  26. As things stand now, with all the restrictions placed on passengers, I don't plan to fly at all unless out of absolute necessity. There is no scientific consensus on mask efficacy, and in fact the RCT studies I've read suggest they don't stop the spread of respiratory viruses, so we don't wear them.

    I do like the way they are spacing people out more, though, because I've always been claustrophobic hahaha. Not having to sit next to a stranger sounds great!

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  27. Girl, you are MUCH braver than me! I'm totally not ready for it.

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  28. Flights are still not availble in here so we have no choice. haha!

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  29. At this moment I would rather stay away from flying expect for some emergencies, while coming to bangalore from Mumbai travelled by road even tough it was long, but i think if take of all the essential safety norms for travelling it would be safe enough to travel

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  30. These are good tips for flying. We have to be careful to protect ourselves, those we care about, and the rest of the world.

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