Coronavirus and Priorities: Oh Well, Guess I Won’t Be Booking Travel… Forever?

The other day I was scrolling through my news feed and saw an article that said airlines like Delta may eliminate the middle seat in their planes. If we weren’t in a pandemic, I’d be stoked about flying on planes without middle seats — oh wait, there’s a term for this — it’s called business or first class. And just like business or first class, tickets may also cost 50 percent more. Sigh.

Seeing this really bummed me out. It reminded me that the notion of traveling is changing and will never be the same. I keep picturing a world where traveling will only be accessible (financially) to the elite. So long to bargain fares? Should I stop keeping tabs on my miles? [I shrug.]

The travel industry is now in shambles with a future as uncertain as the next banana-flavored treat I plan on baking.

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