Flying for the First Time (Since the COVID Outbreak)

Available for Interviews:  Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is an author, advocate, and journalist. He writes six weekly columns about customer service, with a special emphasis on travel and technology. His work reaches more than 10 million readers a week.

“This didn’t look like any airport I’d ever seen; I felt like an extra in a movie about Armageddon.”

Read the following article from The Washington Post, on the journalist’s recent experience of flying both internationally and domestically with his three teenage sons. Elliott recounts his experience of what it was like to travel for the first time since being stuck abroad for two months during COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown:

Navigating pandemic-era air travel: Here’s what it’s like to fly internationally right now

In the above article, Elliott describes his experience on:

    • Flying internationally and domestically
    • Airport atmosphere and security
    • Health and social distancing while traveling
    • In-flight details

Post Script. . .

Elliott and his kids made it through the two weeks of self-quarantine in his Uncle Pete’s basement in Spokane, Washington, and are symptom-free. Next month they are embarking on their next adventure—chronicling the tourism recovery for his media outlets. More adventures and stories to come!


Available for Interviews: Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott, author of two books which are practical guides that help people make smarter purchases: How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler (And Save Time, Money and Hassle) (National Geographic) and Scammed: How to Save Your Money and Find Better Service in a World of Schemes, Swindles, and Shady Deals (Wiley). He founded two nonprofit organizations for consumers. Elliott Advocacy is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers people to solve their problems and helps those who can’t. helps readers through direct advocacy, journalism on an ad-free website and maintaining the largest database of executive contact information on the Internet. He also co-founded Travelers United, a nonprofit organization that works in Washington to help travelers. Elliott also writes six weekly columns that have a combined reach of 10 million readers, including The Washington Post, USA Today, and Forbes, and his articles can be seen in newspapers and magazines across the country.

In addition to being a nationally-recognized expert on customer service, Elliott is an inveterate traveler. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, photography, and scuba diving. His weekly family travel column for USA Today chronicles his never-ending journey around the world with his three children. Elliott is based in Prescott, Arizona.

Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.

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