Boston, Massachusetts 2020-11-19 20:37:12 –
Despite the nasty surge in coronavirus cases nationwide and the CDC’s warning of Thanksgiving trips, many are still visiting loved ones in other parts of the country.
Beverly Abrain says she meets her family for Thanksgiving no matter what.
“I’m nervous, but I want to be with my baby,” said a resident of Boston’s Roxbury district who was flying to Georgia on Thursday.
She says she is as safe as possible.
“Wash your hands,” she said. “Keep your hands on. We can do this.”
This is usually one of the busiest travel seasons of the year, but due to the pandemic, the number of passengers remains very low.
Airlines for America, an industry association that represents airlines, said that at some point this spring, travel fell by 96%.
Overall, passenger numbers have fallen by about 62% domestically and 79% abroad, according to the trading group.
At Boston’s Logan International Airport, passenger numbers have dropped 79% compared to this time last year, according to the latest figures.
While travel is picking up, the industry is still struggling and wants to build confidence in travel.
“I have a disinfectant in my notebook,” said Waltham resident Penny Gold, who was flying to Florida. “I’m always rinsing my hands. I’m wearing a face shield and a mask underneath.”
The CDC said Thursday that it recommends not traveling for Thanksgiving.
But Sarah Mosher, who lives in Brighton, says she really wants to be with her family, so she’s on a plane.
“Meeting my family is really important to me, so I decided to take the risk,” Mosher said.
The CDC said Thursday that it recommends not traveling for Thanksgiving to reduce the amount of virus infection.
“Hopefully there will be vacant seats between the passengers,” said Shirley’s Marta Kryuchik. “That’s what I really want.”
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