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Hawaii in October
My friends and I have been planning a trip to Hawaii since November or so when we booked rooms for October. Two of us have our outbound flights. The one who hasn’t bought her tickets yet is now saying she doesn’t want to go in part because she doesn’t think we’ll be able to do any hiking or beach activities or other outdoorsy things. Plus, being a smaller person, she’s having trouble finding adult masks that fit (kids masks are too small) and doesn’t want to wear it for 6 hours each way from LA.
I’m thinking that by October activities won’t be an issue though she’ll still have the mask issue to overcome. If the 14-day quarantine is still in place we won’t go as our whole trip is only 10 days.
What does this group think?
I think you are spot on – I imagine the quarantine will be lifted by then, but the mask issue will still be real. We are dealing with that ourselves – we have a wedding in Arizona in October and rather than fly direct from the East Coast, we are choosing to connect in Texas. Just in case, 2 hours of mask wearing x2 seems better than 4.5 hours of mask wearing.
Outdoor activities seem to be the “safest” activity amidst all this, so I would be pretty confident those would be acceptable as long as the mandatory quarantine period is gone.
We’ve convinced her that we can wait until at least early August to make any kind of decision. She was worried she wouldn’t be able to take the mask off to eat or drink. I told her that FAs are being told they can ‘remind’ people to wear masks but have no real power to enforce it (at least on AA, maybe other domestic airlines) so it wouldn’t shock me at all to see lots of folks with no masks aboard.