Some things are kind of funny – funny strange and not funny haha. With the state of the country right now, plane fares and hotel rates are crazy sweet. I did a few random searches, and prices look so good they’re hard to turn away.
Now, here’s the funny part. All of the places where I might want to visit have restrictions on public gatherings. Some of them have banned visits from outsiders. Los Angeles, Seattle, Pasadena, Knoxville, and San Diego are but a few of them. Internationally, Costa Rica, Paris, and Cabo San Lucas are on my list too. All these places have implemented bans or complete restrictions. It’s not that I really will go given what’s going on world-wide right now. But I’m merely making an observation.
It seems rather moot to have all these lower rates and fares with all of these restrictions. On my plane back home from San Francisco, there were many empty seats. That alone loses the airline money. Then with the reduced fares, that adds to the loss of money. They think the lower fares might show an increase in ticket purchases. But that’s not happening.
I still have plans to visit New York twice, Philadelphia, and an overnight Baltimore visit over the next several months. Hopefully the situation will improve by then. Things will eventually revert to normalcy, but I don’t expect it will be any time soon.