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While we hope everyone gets an awesome and spooky Halloween, we are in no way encouraging anybody to take unnecessary risks and travel during the times of COVID-19.
We believe that Halloween can be celebrated in alternative ways and within ones own circle, without unnecessary risk of exposure to the virus.
We do not encourage large gatherings or unnecessary travel and these statistics are here for your entertainment mostly, as well as to inform you of the best airlines to fly with in October, 2020.
We encourage celebrating Halloween in a safe way with people that are already within your circle of closest friends and family. Stay safe and protect one another!
These are the best airlines to fly with for Halloween in 2020
No need to fear! If you’re not sure where to celebrate Halloween, there are some great destinations within reach. If you’re a witch, you can likely get their by jet broom, but for you mere mortals, an airplane might be the best way to reach faraway spooky lands and popular parties. Travelaway and OprahMag have great lists with popular cities and festivals such as:
- London with its bloody past
- Dracula’s home city of Transylvania
- Sleepy Hollow which is known for the timeless legend about the Headless Horseman (New York)
- Boo At the Zoo in Washington DC
Hersheypark in the Dark in Hershey Pennsylvania
If you’re flying, be aware that it can differ greatly from airline to airline in regard to reports about lost or mishandled luggage in the month of October. We have therefore broken down the numbers so can see for yourself which airlines have had the most and fewest reports about mishandled luggage in October over the past three years. By doing this, you can choose the airline with the least amount of reports in order for you to maximize your chances of arriving with your Halloween costume at your preferred destination.
Top three best airlines last year
These three airlines received the lowest number of reports about lost or mishandled luggage based on reports between 2012 and 2018.
- Delta Air Lines: 1.55 bags lost per 1000 passengers
- Frontier Airlines: 1.8 bags lost per 1000 passengers
- Spirit Airlines: 1.9 bags lost per 1000 passengers
America’s highest quality airlines in 2019
An airline isn’t important just for the chance of not losing your luggage. Choosing which airline to travel with depends on many different things. Forbes ranked the top airlines in the USA in 2019 and here are the top 3:
- Delta Air Lines
- JetBlue Airways
- Southwest Airlines
It seems like once again, Delta Air Lines might be a good choice for traveling for Halloween this year.
Most likely to lose your luggage in October 2020
It is important to also consider which airlines one must definitely try to avoid. The worst performing airlines according to Forbes are:
- Envoy Air: 6.76 bags per 1000 passengers
- Skywest Airlines: 6 bags per 1000 passengers
- Expressjet Airlines: 5.9 bags per 1,000 passengers
It seems like once again, the best choice for an airline during Halloween in 2020 would be Delta Air Lines. With its over 300 destinations in 60 countries, you are likely to be able to find a ticket to your dream Halloween destination or to simply go home for a visit. Delta Air Lines are also considered to be one of the leading airlines when it comes to arriving on time and prices.
The Winner for Halloween 2020 — Delta Air Lines!
COVID-19 and Halloween 2020
While Halloween is important to many of us, it is a lot more important to make sure we stop the spread of the virus. If you at some point plan to host a holiday celebration, you should assess the current COVID-19 levels in your community to determine whether to postpone, cancel, or limit the number of attendees.
Celebrating with some family members usually poses a very low risk to spreading the virus if you take the appropriate caution. However, if you plan on having a bigger party that includes friends and acquaintances then it is advised to reconsider and think of an alternative way to celebrate.
If you must have a gathering then you should consider celebrating outside and making sure there is enough space for people to safely be around each other with an appropriate distance. There is a higher risk of contamination when gathering in enclosed spaces.
Be aware of where your guests are coming from! If you plan on inviting someone who is located in a highly contaminated area, then you should ask them to take a COVID-19 test before coming to your gathering.
During your gatherings you should make sure to have plenty of hand sanitizer available and wear masks whenever possible as well (It’s Halloween, so it makes a lot of sense too!).
Do not host or participate in any in-person festivities, if you or anyone in your household
- Has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has not met the criteria for when it is safe to be around others
- Has symptoms of COVID-19
- Is waiting for COVID-19 viral test results
- May have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
- Is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19
- Is COVID-19 spreading at your destination?
The more cases at your destination, the more likely you are to get infected during travel and spread the virus to others when you return.
We wish you a spooky and enjoyable 2020 Halloween!