4 Tips For Safely Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic – POPSUGAR


Who else can’t wait to hear the words, “This is your captain speaking. Flight attendants, please prepare for takeoff”? While traveling and taking vacations has mostly been put on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many people are still flying — both out of necessity and not. Small getaways, moving, and traveling home to be with family are just some of the reasons people are still getting on planes right now. While staying home as much as possible right now is best, whatever your reason for flying is, it’s so important to take every precaution to keep yourself — and others around you — as safe as possible on your journey.

If you’re not sure where to start or how to plan accordingly, POPSUGAR spoke with a flight attendant for a major airline who wishes to remain anonymous about what you can do to have the safest flight possible. Keep reading for her tips, as well as recommended health and safety guidelines, ahead.

Really Think Before You Go

Trust me — I’ve also been eyeing beach resort getaways and national park adventures, but anytime you get on a plane, you’re putting yourself at risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention poses a few questions for you to think about before you go:

  • Is COVID-19 spreading where you’re going?
  • Is