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Friday, June 12, 2020

Still grounded

This weekend was to be the kickoff of a week-long trip to Switzerland and Leipzig for BachFest - in fact, I should be on a flight right now over the Atlantic.  Sadly I'm still grounded; the effects of the pandemic are still being felt around the world and especially here in the greater NE region. 

I can't stress enough how important it is to be safe and make sure we actually get through this time smartly.  No reason to take unnecessary risks unless there is a clear strategy to stay safe. I believe the airlines are doing the best they can and I have no doubt air travel will return soon.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Time for travel?

It's June 1st.  This week starts the summer air travel season.  In 12 days I was supposed to be on my way to Leipzig though that trip has been cancelled.  It's been 3 months since my last boarding pass was issued. 

Has it really been three months???

Air travel will gradually pick up in the coming weeks/months, though I'm not sure it's going to look the same way it was on March 1st when I flew home from San Francisco.

If you believe the Newark data for upcoming departures compared to last June, trans-atlantic travel will only be 11% (link).

I suspect air travel is going to take quite a while to return to the normalcy we had earlier this year.  2020 is shaping up to be a year we won't soon forget.