A person planning to travel this holiday season should keep his or her travel plans flexible and book flights that prioritize safety. The person should rethink the airport experience and have a backup plan. By following these practical tips, people can enjoy safe travel during the upcoming holiday season.
Keeping Travel Plans Flexible
Efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the origin or destination of a traveler significantly influence travel decisions. Given that travel plans can change at any time, a traveler should look for hotels that offer free cancelation and fights with no change fees.
The traveler should keep up with local requirements and restrictions to avoid unpleasant surprises. Some state or local jurisdictions, for instance, have restrictions, such as wearing masks in public places, getting tested, and requiring recent travelers to isolate for up to 14 days.
Booking Flights that Prioritize Safety
A traveler should search for flights that focus on the safety of passengers. The traveler should investigate what an airline is doing to keep its passengers safe. Does it require masks? Are there temperature checks? Is there adequate cleaning and decontamination of surfaces and equipment?
Rethinking Airport Experience
Travelers no longer need to rush through airports. Many terminals today feature all sorts of amenities, including restaurants, shops, art exhibitions, spas, gyms, and even yoga rooms. A traveler can arrive a few hours before a flight and browse, make new friends, work out, or get a massage.
The airport management has a legal duty to keep its premises safe and hazard-free. Should a traveler who is legally within the airport premises suffer slip and fall injuries, he or she can bring an injury claim against the airport management. An injury attorney can assess the facts of the slip and fall accident to prove the airport management knew or should have known about the hazardous condition but failed to take reasonable steps to remove it.
Making a Backup Plan
Due to the unpredictable nature of travel glitches, a plan B is a great idea. If a traveler is driving, he or she should know which alternative routes to take in the event of bad traffic. The traveler should also know the steps to take after an auto accident. If the traveler is flying, he or she should be aware of alternative flights and linking cities to his or her destination in the event of delays or cancelations.