COVID-19, we have all been personally affected by this significant pandemic by now. Needless to say, if you had a trip planned or plan to take one soon, new government restrictions on travel could have an impact on your plans.
In response to the global Coronavirus outbreak, U.S. carriers plan to slash flight capacity by up to 75% on international routes and up to 30% on all domestic flights. These cuts may last well until summer.
Flight cancellations are now outpacing new bookings, and though air travel has recently hit record heights, some of the U.S. major airline’s cash reserves are draining quickly and expect to run out of money as early as June 30th and lead to airlines seeking government aid.
While President Trump urged Americans to avoid travel, even going as far as banning travel from most of Europe, the U.K., and Ireland, not all people will listen.
A few big-name airlines such as Delta, plan to cut overall capacity by 40%, leaving over 300 planes grounded. American Airlines is cutting international flights by 75% until at least May 6th and drastically reducing availability by 20% to 30% through May. United expects to cut capacity by 50% through May, and well into the summer months.
And folks, this is just a few of our favorite airlines.
If you are planning to travel despite the added risk, here are a few things to consider before you go.
- Is COVID-19 spreading in the area where you’re going?
- Will you be in close contact with others during your trip?
- Are any of your travelers considered “high risk?”
- Have you planned on taking time off to self-quarantine after you arrive home?
- Does anyone in your household suffer from a chronic medical condition?
We don’t recommend traveling, but we are still here to accommodate your needs. To help in these times, we are limiting passenger numbers on shuttles and continuously cleaning and disinfecting per CDC guidelines.
The employees here at Fine Airport Parking wish you and your families well during this stressful time. Please remember to stay safe, stay inside, and wash your hands regularly!
We hope to see you all filling up our parking lot again soon!