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Is It Safe to Fly Right Now? Your Coronavirus Questions Answered | Flightlayaway

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Many of the airlines that suspended flights during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak are once again returning to the skies. Airlines and airport staff might be doing their utmost to ensure travelers are as safe as possible, but not knowing what to expect when you fly can be worrying. It’s okay to feel torn between the exciting prospect of a relaxing break, while also having doubts and uncertainties about whether it’s safe to travel yet. Is it safe on a plane? Air travel can make it more challenging to socially distance and will bring you in contact with shared surfaces. But airlines have put in lots of new procedures in place to help protect passengers and staff, and the risk of flying during COVID-19 might be lower than you think. According to experts, the risk of a passenger catching coronavirus on a plane is relatively low, as long as the airline and all passengers are following the procedures set out by public health experts — which includes social distancing where possible, wear

The Ultimate Guide to Travel Insurance during the Pandemic | Flightlayaway

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To travel or not to travel is the question the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has travelers pondering. While there are strict travel restrictions and rules in effect, there are many reasons to be on the move, whether it is traveling to be with family, or heading to the Maritimes for a must-do work trip, or relaxing at the cabin to beat the pandemic fatigue. It is impossible to predict when we will be able to travel with fewer restrictions again. If you need to travel for essential reasons-like work or family obligations-travel insurance becomes more important than ever. No matter if you are traveling for business or leisure, travel insurance must be on your priority list before departing for your next trip. Things can and do go wrong, from accidents and illnesses to being in the wrong place at the wrong time, even more so during the pandemic. To help you travel during uncertain times, here's the ultimate guide to travel insurance during the pandemic. Why should you buy Travel Insura

How to plan a Safe Summer Family Vacation like a Pro? | Flightlayaway

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A lot of you haven’t seen your families or taken a vacation since last year and the need to travel has grown strong. For travel lovers, that just seems wrong! But finally, travel is starting to look possible again. With the right care and steps, you can plan a fun-filled summer family vacation this year. It will require you to think through, research and plan, make advance bookings and maintain the right amount of caution but you will be able to manage this. The surest way to reduce the risk related to Covid19 is to at least have all the adults/elders completely vaccinated and wait two weeks for immunity to develop before you leave. Here are a few other things you can do and pay attention to before travelling Check destination travel rules & RT PCR tests Always check the rules regarding travel, movement and quarantine mandates before travelling. Even if you are travelling domestically, each state has different Covid19 mandates and rules. RT PCR tests are soon becoming the gol

What Airlines are doing to maintain Your Safety during the Pandemic? | Flightlayaway

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Whether you dream of flying thousands of miles to a beautiful beach in Bali or visiting your loved ones on the other side of the country, you may want to know what airlines are doing to keep you safe as the pandemic continues? There was a dramatic decrease in the number of Americans flying in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, but airlines are trying their best to make travel as safe and sound as possible for their passengers. With that in mind, we present you a rundown of everything from travel and health policies to food and beverage supplies to help you make an informed decision for your next travel plans. Here is what major airlines are doing, from encouraging passengers to bring their own masks to blocking middle seats to assure passengers, it's safe to fly. Air Canada Mask Policy: For those over 2 years of age, wearing a face mask while traveling is a requirement issued by Transport Canada. Noncompliance with this requirement could cause a financial penalty. Middle se

How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane | Flightlayaway

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 With the spread of COVID-19, you might be concerned if you have an upcoming flight. However, according to experts, the risk of catching a viral infection on a plane is actually very low. One of the worries among many passengers is that because the cabin of a plane is confined with lots of people breathing in the same air, viruses will spread a lot easier. But, the majority of aircraft have very modern air supply systems that filter all recycled air and are almost guaranteed to eliminate the possibility of any virus transmitting through the air. Just like anywhere you go, the spread of a virus, illness or — more specifically — coronavirus on a plane is more likely through physical contact with other people or surfaces. That’s why, if you have an upcoming flight, it’s important that you take many of the precautions that you would in public elsewhere, as well as a few extra measures. We’ve put together a list of essential tips to protect you from COVID-19 while flying, with a few e

The 7 Best Cheap Weekend Getaways in the U.S. | Flightlayaway

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 It's the year 2021. We have been blessed with spring and the much-awaited vaccines. And travel? That is definitely starting to show up on the cards. Looks like it's time to put ourselves out there, don't you think? How about we start small until all the uncertainties and apprehensions around Covid-19 clear up? Is that a yes? Then weekend getaways are just what you need. So, find your fit, find your flights, and off you go! Salt Lake City, Utah One of the top reasons to take a vacation is to escape the speed, crowd, and concrete associated with city life. And Salt Lake City gives just the perfect opportunity to replace the rush of the city with the adrenaline rush of the outdoors, all thanks to the mountains around the city (ideal for hikes during spring, summer, and even fall), the Great Salt Lake (giving just the right winds for sailing, jet ski, or powerboat escapade), or the basketball and soccer games at the Vivint Smart Home Arena and the Rio Tinto Stadium respe

Top 6 Reasons to Pre-Book Seats | Flightlayaway

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We’ve all been there: you have found the flight that you want on a website and then you’re offered the option to select your seat. You may ask yourself “Hmm….should I? Is it worth it?” Is it worth paying to reserve aircraft seats? We see seat selection as like insurance for your flight, you don’t have to pay extra to pre-book your seat but why wouldn’t you want a reassurance? If you can afford the minimal extra cost as it saves you from the hassles at the airport or your online check-in, then why not? Air travel should never be the most stressful or toughest part of your trip! Here are some reasons as to why you might want to pay a little extra to pre-book your seat: 1) Airlines have no obligations to sit families/groups together Believe it or not, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority says airlines are not obliged to sit parents and children together. Therefore, there’s no guarantee that you and your child would sit next to each other when you don’t pre-book your seats. If you

Budgeting Tips to Save Money on Your Post-Lockdown Travel | Flightlayaway

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 This pandemic has canceled, postponed, and thrown water on most of our travel plans from a while now. We all are want to pack our bags and go on a vacation for a change from the same every day we been having and only the excessive work or studies filling our days. We can’t travel right now. We shouldn’t. But we can make advance bookings for travel after you get vaccinated or once the situation is better. Booking right now for later makes just makes financial sense as prices are lower than ever and we aren’t just talking about flights, hotels and packages too. Traveling post lockdown will be a different experience than before the pandemic. We have already been habituated to things like wearing a mask, maintaining a safe distance from other people, getting our temperature checked at airports and train stations, and even getting tested. This might be the norm for a while This pandemic has also affected many of us financially and luckily traveling in India is possible even on a low bu

6 Cheap Countries to Visit in Europe in 2021 | Flightlayaway

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 We can feel travel in the air again. If you are like us, you may be planning a trip soon after getting the vaccine shot. Here's an idea. Did you know that you can travel across Europe without paying exorbitant prices that make your account balance dwindle every minute? Whether it's for a little escapism, a special treat, or just an excuse to check out some of the cheapest spots, Europe is a draw for budget travelers. There are a wealth of destinations in Europe for everyone to enjoy? from blue coasts with sandy beaches to valleys and mountains to historical destinations that date back more than a thousand years. So, if you're looking for the cheapest countries to visit in Europe this year, check out our list of the most affordable European countries to plan your much-awaited next trip. Poland Centrally located in Europe, Poland is known for its breathtaking scenery, captivating castles, delightful parks, and much more. A trip to Krakow or Warsaw is perfect for a visi