22 Oct Travel Talk: Air Travel & Holiday Travel Safety
In this week’s edition of Travel Talk, we’re looking at two big questions: how safe is air travel right now? and what’s up with holiday travel safety right now?
This week’s stories include:
- What’s next for no-touch air travel?
- Is it safe to travel for the holidays this year?
- International air travel is closer to restarting, thanks to this app
- One of the world’s longest flights, New York to Singapore, to return. A hopeful sign for air travel?
Read them all below!
Air Travel & Holiday Travel Safety
What’s next for no-touch air travel?
Airlines, airports, and the aviation industry are hoping for less touching in the air travel world. So what is “touchless travel”? It comprises a wide group of individual changes and additions, including hands-free flushing in airport and airplane bathrooms, automated scan-and-board gates, and more.
“Touchless travel promises peace of mind,” explains Daniel Baron, who operates LIFT Aero Design, an aircraft cabin design studio with offices in Tokyo and Singapore, calling it “the state of not having to even think about ‘clean,’ made possible by technologies and processes to mitigate angst along the journey.” Read more at the link below.
Is it safe to travel for the holidays this year?
Should you travel for the holidays in 2020? “Traveling is fine if you’re willing to be cautious, follow the rules and adapt easily to changes of plan, says Dr. Richard Dawood, a travel medicine specialist and director at Fleet Street Clinic in London. The United Kingdom is experiencing a rapid increase in coronavirus cases this fall.” Read more at the link below.
International air travel is closer to restarting, thanks to this app
The first transatlantic trial for Common Pass, an app that creates a standard digital format for COVID-19 test results, was successfully completed this week. “The app is the result of a collaboration between the nonprofit organization Common Project, which designed the platform, and the World Economic Forum. Also involved with the initiative are Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and the Centers for Disease Control.” Read more at the link below.
One of the world’s largest flights, New York to Singapore, to return. A hopeful sign for air travel?
Starting next month, a flight will connect New York to Southeast Asia. This is one of the world’s longest flights. This is a hopeful sign for Americans who are anxious to travel again. This nonstop route on Singapore Airlines will begin flying three times a week starting November 9. Read more at the link below.