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What things concern you most about air travel? Measles? Privacy? Damage to the Environment? Safety of the Aircraft? Something else? Would any stop you from flying?

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I was born during the years in the late 60’s when the measles shot was not as effective as it is today. However, I did get the follow-up shot later on (thank you wise parents of mine). But all these reports about measles outbreaks does pique my attention considering just how contagious that decease is and in an airport (or on an airplane) it would likely infect many.

And that brings me to my musing for this afternoon. Are there things about air travel that concern you or stress you out? Maybe so much so that you would consider not flying? Like what things you ask?

  • How about your (the) impact on the environment. Flying is not exactly kind to the planet. Not that I think we should give up air travel and take trains. Heck, I am all for even taking a mileage run for fun and to build up your frequent flyer account. But for others, clearly, the impact bothers them. What else?
  • The 737MAX issue and aircraft safety. Delta does not fly the MAX and I am happy about that. I will be in no rush to get on a MAX from another airline for a very long time. This is maybe the only point in this post that I am onboard, if you will, with those nervous about travel related issues.
  • Civil unrest where you are going or the government in charge (and local laws). The US government issues travel warnings. Do you follow them or care? Does what is going on somewhere stop you from a visit? How bad does bad have to get before you will not go?

I am sure there are 100 other things that could move someone not to travel. Are any of the above a concern for you and would impact if you would or would not travel? – René

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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

3 Comments

  1. Travelers that treat the plane likes it’s a play pen; do whatever they want without concern/respect for the other travelers. Strew their trash all around them. Dress like they are on the beach. And are loud and obnoxious!

  2. The anxieties (real or perceived) of somehow upsetting a gate agent or (Lord forbid) a TSA agent) keeps us all on edge. The fact that some of these folks get to call all the shots and can bully passengers without recourse is more than just problematic. {“You’re not flying today, pal.”} The airlines treat their passengers like a commodity, not as their clients. Their relentless push to squeeze every last dime out of very single passenger through whatever means possible is disgusting. Sooner or later, people like me may just give up and abandon (air) travel altogether. I’ve always professed less regulations and more free market forces but this has changed my mind. Airlines, TSA and the travel industry as a whole need to be regulated. They brought this upon themselves!

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