Wednesday, February 8, 2023


Will you travel by plane in 2021?

This year, 2021, is a bit up in the air (perhaps literally…) for all of us. Will we be able to travel internationally? Will we be able to travel domestically? Will we even be able to travel by RV? There are a lot of unknowns, but we’re sure you, just like us, are sitting at home twiddling your thumbs wondering when the heck you can plan and book a trip!

Do you have plans this year to travel by airplane? If so, do you already have flights booked, or are you waiting to book them? Are you not sure? Or is there just no way you’re getting on an airplane any time soon?

Please tell us in the poll below. Leave a comment too, if you wish. Thanks!


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Don Peterson
1 year ago

We have a very comfortable RV, why would we fly?

1 year ago

We are planning a trip to WDW, yup the state xxxxxx joe wants to wall off to the rest of the US and is illegal. But then again Florida can do what it did do during the civil war and I hope it does. Secede from the union. Texas is pondering it and can since it is in its constitution to rightfully do so. Scary to live in this country. So travel and be free.

Grant Graves
1 year ago

For travel in the USA, I have the motorhome except for Hawaii and I went there 4 times in 2 years to see if I would like to move there. Nope, way too crowded and traffic is as bad as L.A. even on the outer islands much of the time.

Maybe to Japan or Taiwan in a couple of years but the airlines made flying so unfun now.

Tom Macfarlane
1 year ago

Yes. To fly to Alaska to rent an RV for 3 weeks. Would I rather take my Arctic Fox trailer and drive? Yes. Unfortunately that is not an option.

1 year ago

We aren’t afraid to fly, if need arises, but we hate the hassle and cramped space. Traveling by RV is much more comfortable. For us, the only advantage to flying is saving time. Costs are about a wash.

Roger Marble
1 year ago

Will fly CLE > Jamaica on AA. I see numerous reports on the efforts by airlines to clean the air and cabins with good results. Our concerns are TSA and baggage handling so will wear gloves too. Have Alcohol spray to sanitize the exterior of bags and the interior if it appears that TSA opened our bags. Jamaica infection rate 7% of USA and fatality rate 8% of US. They have required masks for months and our resort provides free 3-day test results. Have not heard of thousands demonstrating to not wear masks so feel we will be safer once there. Also wife & I will have our 2 shots before we fly. When working I flew a lot. Million + on AA and quarter Mil on CO. Can’t drive the MH to Jamaica. This will be trip 36.

Paul Cecil
1 year ago

I am not surprised by the answers. For most of my adult life my jobs had me flying quite often. Since retirement I fly only when it makes sense, and that is about every other year. And when I do I upgrade to Business or First Class, because I think I am worth it. Why suffer when I don’t need to. As to my answer to the poll, for this year probably not. Next year probably as I am looking at a cruise.

Cheryl Bacon
1 year ago

We have a family wedding that keeps getting pushed back. For now we are back to the original date, a year later. If it does not get postponed again, we will be on a plane in 2021. Personally, we don’t like to fly. One of us has bad motion sickness, the other has claustrophobia and noise sensitivities, so flying is never our first choice, but sometimes it just makes more sense to fly.

Phil & Peggy
1 year ago

Not just NO but HELL NO! With all the virtues of RV travel, why would any RVer subject themselves to the indignities and insults of today’s airlines?

1 year ago

Only if one of my sibs needs me quick.

Sink Jaxon
1 year ago

I used to love to fly, pre-9/11. That ruined it all. Now the TSA has made it insufferable. And until the airlines do something about the seating (I’m a pretty big guy 6’1″ and 225) I refuse to pay them good money for hours of claustrophobic distress!

Grant Graves
1 year ago
Reply to  Sink Jaxon

I could not agree more. I’m a pretty little guy at 5’5″ and 130 lbs and still feel the airlines have a goal of making flying as miserable as they possibly can.

1 year ago

Our travels are now on Amtrak, our RV or car. We don’t need to be treated like cattle and packed into a tube like sardines in a can! Amtrak is at least civilized and a comfortable means of travel – if they could just figure out how to get from A to B ON-TIME!. Wayne said it well below. Flying lst class is an option – but a mighty expensive one just to buy back what the airlines destroyed – the bigger the jets the worse it gets! (By the way I have a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating – so not anti-aviation).

1 year ago

No plans to fly as of now, but who knows. After we get our second shots, and things settle down, we might. Would really like to see the Whales in Mexico again, but …..

1 year ago

If I need to, I will fly. I have no problem with it.

1 year ago

I have not traveled by plane since 2005, and that was only because it was to my Aunt’s memorial service. Not on my agenda at all now.

Deborah Mason
1 year ago

After several years of flying for work (10-12 times/year for 10+ years, I decided to never fly commercial again. Since Montana wants an extra $50 to upgrade to a “Real ID” drivers license, now I can’t fly.

Scott R. Ellis
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah Mason

My Montana DL doesn’t expire for a couple of years, but I’m looking forward to picking up the RealID version. Fifty bucks is an infinitesimally small fraction of what I spend on *driving* every year, never mind how it compares to the cost of regular flying.

Philip Sponable
1 year ago

Haven’t flown since ‘checkpoints’ installed. If I want to go to NY or CA I take a leisurely drive.

Bob Palin
1 year ago

I don’t want to fly, ever again, but when your 91 year old mother lives in the UK there isn’t much choice. Waiting for vaccination first though.

Wayne Braxton
1 year ago

I have all the flight hours I intend to have. Thirteen years of business flying Coast to coast , Hawaii and Europe. I never say never but I have no desire to ever fly again. Crowds, rude and entitled morons and of course Covid make flying unlikely.

Phil Atterbery
1 year ago

And to the survey editor, you had to know the the most popular answer to this survey.

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