Is now the time to travel domestically? Or are you worried about COVID-19?

jdtox

It’s a process
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
May 20, 2011
Messages
23,059
Reaction score
6,200
Location
Michigan
Handicap
7.4
  • Thread starter
  • Moderator
  • #1
Just looking at some domestic flights and prices are STUPID cheap right now. Flights to places that would normally be $400+ are $120-160 round trip which is unheard of especially during Michigan's spring break week. Would you travel domestically right now or in wait and see mode?
 

ddec

I have many leather-bound books
Albatross 2020 Club
Staff member
Joined
Sep 2, 2009
Messages
75,781
Reaction score
2,512
Location
NY
Handicap
The Driver
I'm not overly worried. It's already hitting in my area, which isn't surprising.

I mean you just spent a week on a cruise and you are ok. So I draw my inspiration from you.
 

ToddJ027b

Morgan Cup, Team Paradise 2020
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Jan 5, 2012
Messages
1,093
Reaction score
696
Location
Utah
Handicap
7.3
I actually had international plans with my wife, sister and her spouse to Paris March 22-April 1 and had to cancel. Main reason was my sister is currently sick (not with Covid-19) but the airline was asking about being sick within 2 weeks of travel. Then brother-in-laws company stated if he traveled outside his company's zone (intermountain west) for whatever reason, when he got back he would have a mandatory 2 week "personal quarantine" that would be have to be PTO and use his personal hours. So he couldn't take 10 days for a vacation then take a mandatory 2 week vacation after returning! Talk about over react. So we just canceled......:rolleyes:
 

cbaker2882

Ohio - not as cold, now just wet
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Dec 5, 2014
Messages
30,250
Reaction score
3,182
Location
CLE
Handicap
7.4
I will be traveling domestically as long as I am allowed next weekend, as I'm not personally worried and not in contact with the elderly, and even if I get it I am a-ok with self quarantining. So far from what I have seen it's not really affecting kids much at all unless I missed it, which is kinda nuts but nice.
 

WLG1952

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 26, 2019
Messages
1,440
Reaction score
860
Location
Boulder City, NV....... for a while
Handicap
15.4
My wife, and I are in that high vulnerability age group. So, because of that, we have no plans to travel very far from home.

Maybe take the RV out for few days in the country, but that's about it.
 

RealPretendPsychic

Team THP Grandaddy 2020(1) - Trust The Process
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Feb 15, 2020
Messages
2,721
Reaction score
2,124
Location
Central PA
Handicap
14.7
Vegas! Vegas! I’m thinking of taking advantage of some airline credit for a trip to the aforementioned Sin City or possibly to see some great golf or an MLS game somewhere exciting.
 

chile

One of God’s own prototypes
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Oct 16, 2019
Messages
4,528
Reaction score
3,909
Location
CA
Handicap
Chocolate
A friend of mine posted a pic from SFO and it was largely empty... So yes. Travel.
 

woody_74

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 15, 2013
Messages
2,380
Reaction score
41
Location
Iowa
Handicap
19
I am traveling Friday-Friday. We are driving right now but I did find tickets pretty cheap if we drive to Chicago to fly to myrtle beach for 377 for 4 people plus all the add ons spirit has, but that’s 4.5 hours away plus parking and rental car still adds up to making driving still worth it for us. We will be cautious but not letting the virus dictate our lives.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

AuzzieMatt

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 26, 2019
Messages
399
Reaction score
250
Location
Tallmadge, OH
Handicap
14
We're flying to Florida on Sunday, going to Disney studios Tuesday and generally enjoying ourselves, so no, our plans haven't changed.
 

Lions81

Well-known member
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Nov 20, 2013
Messages
7,413
Reaction score
800
Location
MI
Handicap
5
I’m supposed to be going to Florida this weekend and as of now I still plan on going. We’ll see what develops over the next two days.
 

PuffChippy

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 6, 2016
Messages
378
Reaction score
401
Handicap
14
....brother-in-laws company stated if he traveled outside his company's zone (intermountain west) for whatever reason, when he got back he would have a mandatory 2 week "personal quarantine" that would be have to be PTO and use his personal hours.
That doesn't even sound legal. I'd be interested to see what a good lawyer could do with that.
 

captaincaution

@alekbabel - #teamRhi
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Nov 7, 2013
Messages
10,178
Reaction score
194
Location
Cleveland, OH
Handicap
7.5
We are travelling (as of now) to Tampa and Venice next week. Was able to rebook my southwest travel with fewer points. Even had a lower fare open up for the nonstop back.

Was looking at business travel to LA in a couple weeks. Under 200 rt on basic economy. But we are booking refundable fares in case decisions are taken out of our hands.
 
Joined
Aug 2, 2015
Messages
8,204
Reaction score
1,504
Location
Bay Area
Handicap
NCGA 14
3 Flights in the next two months. Domestic and International. I'm going to give it a go unless they cancel the flights
 

Architex

Well-known member
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Apr 19, 2017
Messages
1,901
Reaction score
441
Location
McKinney, TX.
Handicap
The heat
I was supposed to go to Italy May 16. We are now canceling everything. Just wait and see since the last trip during Thanksgiving we both got the flu and mine turned into pneumonia.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

cbaker2882

Ohio - not as cold, now just wet
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Dec 5, 2014
Messages
30,250
Reaction score
3,182
Location
CLE
Handicap
7.4
We are travelling (as of now) to Tampa and Venice next week. Was able to rebook my southwest travel with fewer points. Even had a lower fare open up for the nonstop back.

Was looking at business travel to LA in a couple weeks. Under 200 rt on basic economy. But we are booking refundable fares in case decisions are taken out of our hands.
Hope you mean Venice, FL haha
 

Hoosiermess

Active member
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Apr 1, 2019
Messages
632
Reaction score
211
Location
Northern Indiana
Handicap
25
I just got back from a long weekend in North Carolina, from what I've seen I have nothing to fear from this virus unless something changes, though my mom is in the danger age range and I would hate to bring anything back and see her get it when I visit with her. I guess that means I'm going to be a little careful but if I had time I would definitely take advantage of cheaper rates.
 

redneckwop

3G - God - golf - guns
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Nov 11, 2019
Messages
2,707
Reaction score
1,940
Location
Fruita CO
Handicap
CO high
We're flying out next Wed. to spend 2 days at Disneyland.
 

ToddJ027b

Morgan Cup, Team Paradise 2020
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Jan 5, 2012
Messages
1,093
Reaction score
696
Location
Utah
Handicap
7.3
That doesn't even sound legal. I'd be interested to see what a good lawyer could do with that.
Lol. Interesting to say the least, but does work for a healthcare company :unsure:
 

mmaynard11

Well-known member
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Sep 11, 2013
Messages
28,532
Reaction score
2,296
Location
Ponte Vedra, Florida
Handicap
7.7
I travel domestically weekly for work. Honestly not concerned & will not impact my travel over the next few months, unless work deems we are not allowed to travel.

We actually just modified our flights to Orlando in May & got money back. So if any of you have purchased tickets already...start contacting those airlines & get some travel credit.
 

Parrot

I can play a lot better than this but I never do
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Apr 26, 2018
Messages
5,894
Reaction score
3,070
Location
Oxford, MS
Handicap
10.6
We have a trip to Orlando scheduled for the end of May. Right now, we still plan on going.
 

chefkritter

I’m a Dr. of all things unimportant
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Dec 16, 2017
Messages
3,469
Reaction score
995
Location
Tomball, TX
Handicap
5.2
I’m all about the travel right now. Book it while it’s low. My family and I don’t have any underlying health concerns and from everything I’ve read it’s not lethal so let’s get some airline miles in while the planes are half full! Booked a trip to Vegas at the end of this month, 13/16 seats in first class open, 5 seats booked in economy plus, that’s gonna be one empty flight
 

greekelite

Well-known member
Albatross 2020 Club
Joined
Feb 24, 2018
Messages
5,721
Reaction score
1,799
Location
NJ
Handicap
15.5
I am looking to book flights for a small vacation to Florida in August, hoping prices will go down a bunch more soon.
 

Matthew

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 1, 2012
Messages
7,741
Reaction score
294
Location
DeSoto, Texas
Handicap
2.5
Something is going to get you sooner or later. It’s not scaring me. I just wish I had the time to travel more.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Welcome to The Hackers Paradise

Don't just play golf, live it!

Register Log in
Top