It’s estimated more than 60 percent of airport travelers experience some sort of anxiety while traveling.
From lost baggage to delayed flights, crowded planes and extra fees, traveling can be a stressful experience – and the pandemic has only made everything that much worse.
And now, Biden’s latest travel mandate has caused an unprecedented level of fear and anxiety in travelers like the world has never seen.
As if Americans don’t have enough to worry about when they travel, Biden just ensured their travel experience will be even worse.
Thanks to his latest mandatory “mask mandate,” travelers are left scrambling to figure out how to make it through the latest stressor forced upon them.
The mandate states travelers over the age of two must wear a mask at all times in the airport – no longer given the “safe haven” option of removing it to eat or drink.
That’s right, tired after getting up for an early flight and want to drink your coffee?
You’ll have to keep your mask on between sips.
Want to feed your kids a snack before a long flight?
Your kids are expected to keep their masks on between bites too.
And since Biden granted TSA the full authority to fine travelers who don’t comply – many will face steep financial fines.
My heart goes out to all the moms traveling with their young children…who now have to fear the TSA prohibiting them from boarding their plane if their toddler can’t keep their mask on.
And it’s not like once travelers make their way through security and finally board the plane that they get to relax.
Out-of-control flight attendants continue to torture passengers insisting they keep their mask on – even boasting about the number of passengers they’ve “banned for life” for not following their rules.
Delta used to be my preferred airline, but ever since they banned the ex-Navy Seal– who actually killed the terrorist Osama Bin Laden – from flying because he lowered his mask to eat a snack, I’ve lost all respect for them.
And their latest policy of threatening to ban passengers if they “act rude” puts the final nail in the coffin at any semblance of customer loyalty.
Of course, let’s not forget all the families who have already been kicked off their plane because their toddler couldn’t keep their mask on.
Here’s the thing – airlines know people need to travel.
While some of us can boycott the airlines and take a road trip instead…
… many people conduct business all around the world and they HAVE to travel by plane.
Sure, the rich and famous can cough up nearly $20,000 to rent a private jet, but your average Joe cannot and the airlines know it.
But instead of giving people a break, they’re taking full advantage of the situation.
As a result, travelers who might naturally lean towards anxiety as it is are entirely overwhelmed and confused with the latest restrictions.
CondéNast Traveler reported:
“I’ve always been fearful of making the wrong decisions, but COVID has only heightened the level of anxiety these decisions carry because I’m not only choosing them based on price and desire but also safety,” says Dana “dCarrie”
Armstead who describes her travel anxiety as manifesting in self doubt. This sentiment coupled with confusing travel regulations at her job in New York’s court system is what keeps Armstead from venturing out, despite also working as a travel podcaster.”
And not only do travelers have to deal with the airport, they now have the stress (and extra expense) of having to produce a negative COVID-19 test depending on where they travel…
… and even risk being locked out of the country and stranded on foreign soil should they get sickoverseas.
Instead of having compassion on travelers during a worldwide pandemic, the Biden team has gone out of their way to make every traveler’s life confusing and chaotic.
So when you arrive at the airport and encounter one of the most hated (and ineffective) government agencies that is the TSA– know that President Biden just granted them full authority to make your life even more miserable.
We hate to be the bearer of bad news – but you should know what you’re in for should you decide to travel by plane.
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