Personally, I plan on avoiding planes and airports for the foreseeable future. Just not worth the risk and with so many airport workers testing positive for COVID-19 it just doesn't seem the safe thing to do right now.

Airplane Traffic At JFK Airport in New York
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Rules differ on different airlines. Depending on your airline, you may be required to where a mask for the entire flight. Delta, for sure, has implemented this rule. Also, most airlines forbid flight attendants from touching any luggage.  So, if your bag is too heavy for you to load in the overhead bin on your own, you best check it with your luggage.

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Flight attendants will probably give you a disinfectant wipe when you board to wipe down any surfaces in your seating area.

Most airlines have set aside a 3 hour period for the hazmat suit guys to clean the plane as thoroughly as possible. Delta claims to have a state of the art air filtration system and so far is not seating people directly next to each other.

Airports are requiring face masks and social distancing.  TSA agents are wearing masks and gloves and, unless necessary, will not touch you during searches. So if that's a highlight of your trip, you may be out of luck.

If Summer travel is in your plans, be prepare to wear a mask for the duration of your trip.


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