I have a different prognosis but I hope you are right with yours.Thank's to COVID-19 there will be lots of airlines, planes and pilots looking for work. As soon as the restrictions on international travel are lifted, I reckon the it will be the best time in a lifetime to go on a big exciting journey.
Yes, I expect less capacity on the markets for airline travel due to several influences - at least for 2-3 years including 2020.DazzlingAnna is your estimation that the return will be so dramatic that there will be no reason for deep discounts?
All things being equal you can't build a strong relation with a customer over a communication app. I still remember the movie "Meet the parents" a lot of aviation industry people said it portrayed the industry problem in the pre-2001 market -overcapacity and bad service and this occurs every few years.Yes, I expect less capacity on the markets for airline travel due to several influences - at least for 2-3 years including 2020.
Less business travel due to online solutions (we all love video calls with business partners, don't we?!).
Fewer demand on touristic travel due to insecurity about being quarantined on arrival at destination or on arrival when returning, or getting the virus of course.
And there are economical reasons why people won't travel - the crisis costs jobs in almost every branch.
In my opinion this will lead to adjustments in capacities in commercial aviation.
But I could be wrong...
In private messaging i wrote to @DazzlingAnna about the one such notable location i personally know. When i wrote her i thought it was history: now redeveloped. Wrong. It’s. Still. There! So now i’ll share here with everyone. Pictures, followed by explanatory text (for everyone other than DazzlingAnna, who’s read it already).btw. whoever has good plane-spotting places... please share them too.
As travel industry tries to recover from almost 3 month grounding first inner European travel restarted earlier this month.And this from CFU
and one more from CFU
As we discussed Corfu Airport /CFU / Kerkyra in Greece a few times earlier here... I recommended seats in back of aircraft on the right hand side... It happens that I recently sat on 31 F.As travel industry tries to recover from almost 3 month grounding first inner European travel restarted earlier this month.
And I will be going to Greece next Saturday, finally!
I am really looking forward to spend my vacation there. For my pleasure but also to support the people working in the industry there. For sure there will be restrictions like wearing a mask on a flight and public places - but that's life everywhere now. There are some more administrative issues at the moment.
A personal decision to travel right now. I can understand people who are not going on a plane right now. For me that's all worth it.
And last but not least I can finally try to fit in that B737/8 seat since I have gained some weight and people say my butt profited most from that weight gain