Poll: Many Americans Unsure When They Will Fly Again
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Poll: Many Americans Unsure When They Will Fly Again

Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Oct 27, 2020

Almost eight months into travel restrictions here in the U.S. and Americans have no idea when they will begin flying again – especially without a vaccine.

A new poll conducted by National Geographic and Morning Consult revealed that only 13 percent of Americans would be willing to fly now or before the end of the year.

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24 percent said they would take a flight at some point in 2021, and a third said they do not know when they will get on a plane again.

Recent numbers from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration shows a slight uptick in travel.  The TSA reported a million daily passengers in early October – the first time since the pandemic began in March.  But that number is far below October 2019 levels.

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There is a little optimism thought.

Most poll respondents are confident in consumer confidence in resuming activities such as “going on vacation” or going to a museum.

So, who is the most confident?

Millennials!  Most of the respondents willing to travel right are born between 1981 and 1996 and those who identify as politically conservative.

Older Americans (those 65 and up) were the most cautious, with 28 percent saying they’d wait to fly until after a vaccine.

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