Missula, Mont. Airlines are seeing a return to pre-pandemic travel numbers, and insurance companies are seeing a big surge in people hoping to cover all their bases before traveling over the holidays.
Experts say Wednesday is the busiest travel day of this bank holiday weekend and the weather isn’t causing any major problems. When we hear from travel experts looking back over the past two years, COVID-19 has taught us one thing: you never know when you might expect to get sick or feel sick while traveling. Here’s what they’re seeing from many travelers this holiday season.
Triple A forecasts about 55 million people will travel home by Sunday. With COVID, RSV and the flu sweeping across the country this Thanksgiving, insurance companies like Goose Insurance are now more than ever urging people to protect themselves against health emergencies.
“Don’t travel without enough,” says Omar Kaywan, Chief Development Officer, Goose Insurance. Whether you have it with your current health plan or are considering doing your own shopping and traveling more mindfully, today we live in a different world than “it’s better to be financially secure than to be exposed and potentially risk, with thousands of to get home dollars in medical bills.
Keep in mind that for those of you who book online, some protection plans do not automatically offer health protection. It is highly recommended that you take the time to read how to be covered and make sure you do all of this before you go on holiday.
If you’ve already booked your flight, keep a close eye on any delays or changes over the next 24 hours, as weather and health conditions can affect the timing and nature of your travel.
Whether you arrive by road or plane, expect heavy traffic, so give yourself plenty of time and stay safe while on vacation.