Despite the ease of availability of ride sharing apps and taxis, I prefer to drive to the airport and park there.
I’m worried that the Uber or taxi driver will see my luggage, combine that with my airport destination and come to the conclusion that my house is going to be empty for a while. I think it exposes me to an unnecessary risk of burglary.
When I travel internationally, I do not carry a gun. Especially in our contentious times, I may want a gun immediately available upon my return home. I keep a spare pistol locked in a lockbox which is securely attached to a structural component of the car. If I need to “gun up” immediately upon landing, I can do so. I can’t do that if I call an Uber. DO NOT LEAVE AN UNSECURED GUN IN YOUR PARKED VEHICLE!
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So I usually drive myself to the airport. Finding cheap parking for long vacations can be challenging. The website 10X Travel recently provided some information that will help find the cheapest parking option at every airport. Check it out at the article below.
How Covid-19 is Affecting Air Travelhttps://i0.wp.com/www.chooseadventurebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/106644488-1596445598651-gettyimages-1216315312-img_7870.jpeg?fit=1340%2C500&ssl=11340500Greg EllifritzGreg Ellifritzhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/e0796fbe64c5c54764b80b72b3148061?s=96&d=mm&r=g
This post is just a quick note to highlight some of the travel changes in the wake of Covid-19. I flew domestically last month. There were not many changes other than the fact that the airlines required masks and that there was no meal/drink service on board.
I’m flying internationally this week. I’ll update you with more information after my trip. Until then, here are some references to help you navigate travel in the pandemic age.
“What Barnett came up with was that we have about a 1/4300 chance of getting Covid-19 on a full 2-hour flight — that is, about 1 in 4300 passengers will pick up the virus, on average. The odds of getting the virus are about half that, 1/7700, if airlines leave the middle seat empty. He’s posted his results as a not-yet-peer-reviewed preprint.
The odds of dying of a case contracted in flight, he found, are even lower — between 1 in 400,000 and 1 in 600,000 — depending on your age and other risk factors. To put that in perspective, those odds are comparable to the average risk of getting a fatal case in a typical two hours on the ground.”
I just flew out to Phoenix, Arizona to take a training class. It was my first flight since early February. Flying in a mask was strange. Both legs of my flight were completely full. The planes and airports seemed exceptionally clean. I guess it remains to be seen if all of these precautions worked, but I am not ill yet.
The rules are constantly changing. We really don’t know what works best. Most of us are guessing and trying to establish best practices for keeping healthy.
I’ve found the articles below to be helpful. Read them and get some ideas as to what tactics other travelers are employing. Take Bruce Lee’s advice. “Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.”