Gear Up for Future Travel

gearing up for future travel Currently, the CDC is recommending that we avoid all nonessential travel if possible. However, as we begin moving around the world again, for work or pleasure, we’ll all learn how to travel in the new normal and gear up for future travel.

Travel conditions remain fluid at this time and can change quickly, even day to day. To stay up-to-date, we recommend clicking here for the latest news.

Below is what you can expect when traveling now and in the near future.

Travel Advisory Map

Click here to check out AAA’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory map and learn more about which destinations are ready for travel.


Domestic airports are still currently open and operating, but because of the low volume of travel currently, many departures have been changed or cancelled. Airlines are operating with limited flight schedules. Please check with your AAA travel professional or the airline’s website to confirm any upcoming flights.

You may find that restaurants and shops within the airports may be closed or have reduced hours.

To protect passengers, airport employees and crew members, at all airport locations have increased their cleaning procedures and are strictly enforcing social distancing.

  • Plexiglass shields are installed at many TSA security checkpoint podiums.
  • Until further notice, TSA is allowing passengers to bring bottles of sanitizer up to 12 ounces in carry-on bags. You may be asked to take those bottles out of your carry-on for separate scanning, so pack them in an easy-to-access spot.
  • You will see airline and airport employees wearing masks.
  • Many airlines now require passengers to wear a mask when boarding and in flight. Masks may be provided for you, but it is in your best interest to bring a supply of your own.

For additional information, please see airport travel advisory details below.

(SEA) Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

(PDX) Portland International Airport

(BOI) Boise Airport

(SLC) Salt Lake City International Airport

Rental Cars 

Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar now promise enhanced cleaning routines for the airport rental booth locations, shuttle buses, and the rental vehicles themselves. Last month, Hertz introduced the all-new Hertz Gold Standard Clean which is an enhanced vehicle cleaning and sanitation process. Before Hertz rents any vehicle, they are cleaned with their 15 point cleaning process and disinfected to follow CDC guidelines. The vehicle is then sealed for your protection. Break the seal knowing you’re the first in the vehicle after a full sanitation. Now available at all locations in the U.S. and plan to launch to other countries

By joining Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, you can experience Hertz’s touch-less rental solution. You get to skip the counter and go straight to the sealed car. In some locations you can exit the lot with a quick face scan at Hertz Fast Lane powered by CLEAR locations, providing a completely touch-less experience. When returning the vehicle Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members can simply drop off their vehicles and go with Hertz’s eReceipt and Express Return service.

Sign up now for Free Hertz Gold Membership! 


In addition to their enhanced cleaning programs, hotel brands such as Marriott, Best Western and Hilton are embracing the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s industry-wide “Stay Safe” set of health and safety protocols for hotels.

The program guidelines cover everything from signage and employee training to cleaning products and protocols for sanitizing.

While reassuring, it is a good idea to use your sanitizing cloths to wipe down door handles, faucets, light switches and the TV remote control once you check into any hotel room.