Integrators Avoiding Coronavirus Air Travel

By Brian Rhodes, Published May 29, 2020, 07:10am EDT (Info+)

IPVM asked integrators if air travel is part of their 2020 plans to see how significantly Coronavirus will impact future operations.

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Considering many use air travel to meet with important customers and attend shows, air travel has long been a fundamental part of doing business.

Inside this report, we share these statistics and dozens of integrator comments to show what is going on right now in the industry.

Executive *******

**** ***+ ********** ********* ********, **** than **** ******** '**' **** *** not ******** ** *** ********* **** year:

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**** **** */*** ******** '***', **** several ********** **** **** ******* ***** using ********* *****, ********* *** ******* trend ************* ****** ******* *************** ************ ******** *******.

No *** ******

*** **** ****** ******** *** **** integrators *** *** ********* ** ******** for *** ****** **** ****, ****** Coronavirus ********, **** **** ** * down *******, *******-**** ************, *** ******* uncertainty ***** *** ******:

  • "**...***** *** * *** ** ********** aviation *** ** **** ** ********, but *** ***** **** **** ** it."
  • "**. *** ***** ******** ** ****."
  • "**. ******* *** **** ** ***** unknown."
  • "******* *********** ***** ****** *** '**** and ***'. ******** *** ****** ***'* happen *** * *****, **-**** ************ have ****** **** ** **** **** gap. *** *** ****** *** **** postponed ***** '*****.'
  • "**, **'* **** *** ** *** cards."
  • "**, **** ****** *** *** ********* yet ** ** *** ******* **** tot ** *** *********."
  • "** ***!!! ********, ** **** *** be ***** *** **** **** ** the **** ***** ** **** ***** are ****-**** *****."
  • "**, ******** *** ***** *** **** year, *** ****** ** ** ****** is ********* *** **."
  • "****, *** **** ** **** ******** and ******** *** ********. ** **** prohibited ***-********** *** ***** ********** ***** further ******. ** ***ā€™* ******** *** for ******** ** ** **** *********. International ****** ** *** *** ********** and ** ******ā€™* **** *** *****. Site ******* *** ****** ********* *** FaceTime/teams ** ************ ** ******."
  • "**, ** *** ***** ** ***** or ***** ***** ********** ******* ** communicate ******* *******. ** ***** ** will **** **** *********** ** **** form ****** **** ** ** **** find ***** ****."
  • "**. ** **** ** ****** ** get ****** ** ******** *** **** of ******."
  • "**, *** ***** *** ******* ***** us *** **** ** ******."
  • "** *** ****** *** *** ********* due ** ***** ***** ******* ******. The ***** ***** *** **** *** travel."
  • "**, ****** ******** *** **** ****** for ***."
  • "*** ***** *** *** ******* *** a ** ****** **** ** ***** and *** ******* ******* ********."
  • "**. ** *** *** ****** **** before *** **********, **** ******** ** a *****-** ********** ******** ***** ******** minimizing ***** ******."
  • "** ***** ******* **** ** *** interested ** **** **** *****."
  • "** - **** ***** ***** *** delayed ** ******** *** ********* *** requesting *** ******** ******* ** **-****** meetings ******. * ******* ****** ** do **-****** ***** *** ********** *** been *** ********/*****. * ** ***** have ** ** **-**** ******* ** build ****** *** **** **** **** for *** ** **** ******** ** put ***** ******** ********."
  • "** - **** *********** *** ********, it's *** **** ** * ****** to ****** ** ***, ****** ***'* want ** *** ** * ***** in *** ******* *********** (****** **********, masks, ***.)"
  • "** - *** ***** *** **** yet"
  • "*** ******. ******** *** ********* *** the **** ** ****. ******* ***** the *********** ****** ***** **."
  • "**. ******* **** ******** ** ***** as * *** ** ******** ******* that *** ******** ****** ***'* ** fully ******** *** ****** *** *** the ******* ********** *** ************ **** states ****** ****** ** ******** ***** businesses."
  • "*** ** **** ****. ***** *** planes *** ********** *** ******** *****, the ****** ** *** ***** *** risk ** ********* ** ***** ********. It ** ********** ** ********** ******** on * ***** ****** *** ******** limit ****** ***** *** *****-*** **** assignments."
  • "** *** ******. ** *** * state-wide (***** ******) **********. ***'* ** doing *** ****** *** ****** ********, training, ** ***********. ***** **** *** online."
  • "** *** ******, ** **** **** and *** *** *** **** ***** out."
  • "**. *** ****** ** *** **** of *** *** ** *** ** this ****."
  • "** ***** ** ** ***. * do *** ***** ** ** **** to ** ********* ********** ** ***** country ** **** *****. ** * couple **** ****** ** *** **********."
  • "****. *******, ** ****** *** ******** and *********** *** *** ** ********; the ******* *** *** *** *** travel ** ***** ***** ******* ****** while *********** ******** ****** *****. ** does *** **** **** ** ** updated *** *** **** ** ****."

** ********** ** ***********

*** **** ***********, *** **** ****** occasion ** *** *** ****** ** to ****** ******** ********** *** ***********.

**** ***** ** ************ *********** ***** the *********** ** ****** ****** **** GSX, *** ****** ************ *******, *** ********* ****** *** **** organizers ** *** *********, **********, *** then ************ * ********* **** ****.

******* *********** ************ ********* **** *** not ******** ** ****** *** ******** events ** ******, *** **** ************* attend '*******' (**-****) ********** *******:

  • "**. *** **** ** *** **** maybe? *** *** *******, ** *** using **** ******** ** ****** ***** conferences **** ****. ***** ***** ** the ******, * **** ** **-**** for ***** *****. * *** ****, video ***** **** *** ************ *** new *****, ********, ***. ** **** can **** ** *** ****** **** year. ** *** * **********-***** ********. Let's *** **, ******!"
  • "**. * ****** ******* ***** ***** like ****'* ******** ** ******* ***** from ****** **** ***** ******** ** are ********* ***********. * ****** ** attend *** **** *** **** **** given ****'* ******* *******."
  • "**, *** ** **** *** ** attending *** **** *** **** ********** do ** ******** ** *** ********."
  • "** *********** ** **** ** *** unless *** **** ** ********* ***** to *********** *******."
  • "*** *********** [** ******] **** ** virtual **** ****. *** ****** *** COVID-19 ********* ***'* ***!"
  • "****...**'** *** **** ******* ** ***-**** for ***. ********** ** ** ****."
  • "**. ******** *** ** ********* *********. Conferences *** *** ****** ** *** organization *** **** *** ************ * "new" *********** *** ******* *********** *** education. ** *** **** * ********-******** representative ********* ** *** ** ****. Reason: ****** *** *******."
  • "** *********** **** ** **** *** local. ****** **** **** *****."
  • "**** ************ *** ************ *** ******* out **** ****** ********, ********, ***** shows, *** ****/****** ******** **** **** before. **** ** * ******* ******* with **** ****** ****** ********** *** I ******* **** **** ******* *** worked ***** *** ** **********. * would **** ** *** **** ** this."
  • "*********** - ******** ***. * **** there **** ** * ***** ***** to ****** ********** ***** ***** **** us *****."
  • "*** **** **** *** ** ********* for ******** ** *********** ** **** - *** **** ** ******* **** to **** ******* ****** **** *** virus ****."
  • "**, ********** *** **** ******** ** far ** ***********."
  • "********** *** ****** ** ****** ** the **** ******, ******* ******** *** to ****."
  • "********** ********** **** **** ****** ** canceled *** *** **** ** ****."

******* *******

**** ************ ********* **** ****** ** car ** ******, *** **** **** the ******* *********** **** ***** ********* by ********** ****** ********:

  • "* **** **** ****** ** ***. I **** ** ******** ** *** travel ***** *** *** ***** *** gone ****."
  • "***** *** ** ********* ******** **** require *** ******, *** ** *** preferred ***** ** *********."
  • "** - ** **** ****** *** car ** *** ********* ** *** down *** ***** ** **********. ** air ****** ****** **'* ********** ******."
  • "***** *** ** ****** ** **** planned, *** ** *** ******** ** an *** ** ***** **** ******, and **** ** ******* ****** ******. We ********** ****, ****, ***, *** the ******/***** *** *** ******** ****** to *****."
  • "**. **'** ***** ** *** ********* and *** ***** **** ********* ****** 4 *** *** ***."
  • "**, ** *** ******** *** *** drive."
  • "** ****, ******** ********, ******* **** a ***** ********** ** ***** ** the *** ****."
  • "** *** *** ** *******, ****** have ******* *******."

Only ** ********

**** **** ** ***** *** **** use ***-****** ** *** ********* ********, and ***** ******** ** ******** *** travel ** ********, ***** ********* ** meet **** ********* ***** ** * possibility:

  • "******, **** ** **** ** **'* under **** **** ********."
  • "** ****** ** ******** ** *** traveling. ** ** *** **** ***** to ****** *** ** *** ****** plans ** **** ****. ** ** now *** **** ** *** ********* is ***."
  • "** *********, ****. **** ********."
  • "** * **** ** * **** but *** ******* *** ****."
  • "** *** **** ****** ** **** go ***** ** ****."
  • "*** ****** **** **** ********** ********* for ****. ** *********** **** ** they *** *****. ****** **** **** sorry."
  • "*** ** **** ************* ***** ******* occasional ******, *** **** ******** ** a **** ***** ***** **** ** be ****."
  • "***, ** ** ** *********."
  • "** **** *****, ** *** **** to ****** *** *** ** ***** work *** ********* ** *** ******* put *** ******** ******* *** ** our ********* ** * ********* ***** they ***** ** ** * ******* risk ** *********** *** *****. ** our ********* *** **** *** ** poor ********** ** *********** *****, ** cannot ** **-**** ** ******* *** customers *** ** ****, *** *** able ** **** ***** **********."
  • "**** ** ***** ** *** ******* chance ** ****."
  • "** * ******* ***** ***. ****** for ******** **** *** **** ****** and *** ********. ****** ****** ******* of **** *** ** *********** ** this ***** *** ****** ***** **** occur. **** *** ****** **** **** at **** ***** *** ***** *** still *********** ******** ***** ******** *** possible ********** ** ***** *****."
  • "*** *** ******* ** ********** ********* trips ****."
  • "*** ****** ********** *********."

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*******, *** *** *********** ******* *** possibility, **** **** **** ******* ** 'likely' ** ********* **** *** ******* back ** ***** *** ******:

  • "***, * **** ** *********. * travel * **** ****** ** ** current ******** *** *'* *** ****** worried ***** ******** ******** ** **** as *'* *******. * ** ***** travel **** ** ******* ******* ******* customers **** ** ********* ** **** than **, *** ** ***'* ** afraid *******."
  • "***-******** **** **. *** ****** ** safer **** ***** ** *** ******* store."
  • "***, **'** ******* ******* ****** ***** at * **% *****, *** ****** the ********** *** ******* ******** *** Installers ** **** ****. ***** **** is ******** ** **** ****** ********* for *** **** ** *** ****."
  • "***. * ********** ** ** * low-risk ***** *** * **** **** to ****** ** **** ****** ****."
  • "***. ******** *** ******** **** ******* such ****** ******** *********** *** ** few ****** *** ****** **** * do *** **** ****** ********."
  • "***, ******** *** ****** ***** ** be **** ********** **** **** ***********."
  • "* **** ******* ********* ***** ** the **** *** ***** *** **** probably ******** ** ****** ***** **** year *** **** *** ******** ** meetings ******* ** ********. **** ** social ******** ** * **** ********."
  • "***, ****** **** *** ********** ** personal ********."
  • "** ******** *** *******, *** ** course. ** **** ****** ** ** date **** ******** *********."
  • "***, *** *********** *** ***** - if *** *** ********* ** ***********."
  • "***, **** ** **** ** ***** of *********."
  • "***, * ** *** ** ********* with **** ********."
  • "***, ** **** * ********** ******** and **** **** ********* *** *** past *****."
  • "***, ** **** ** *** ******** in **** *** ***** **** ** the ****."
  • "***, ******* * ****** ******* ** go **** *** *** ** ***."
  • "***. **** ** ***** ******* **** customers *** ******** ** **** ******** happen."
  • "***, * **** *********** ** ******** normal ****** *****. *********, ****** ***********."
  • "***, ** **** ********** ********* *** have ********* *** ****. ** ***** not ** ********* ** *****."

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***** ******* ***** ** * ************ currently ******* *** ******, **** *** change. ** *** **** *** ****** have *****, ******** *** ****** ******* quickly (*.*., ** *** **, *** initial ******* ********** ** ******* ***** versus *** ** ******** ******). ** coronavirus ********** ******** ******** ****, ** could ***** ******** ********** ** *** fall **** ****** *** ****** **** to *********. *** ** **** *********** problems ******, ** ***** **** ***** numbers **** *****.

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Comments (3)

No. Planes are dirty enough as is, and Iā€™m not going to sit for an hour or more wearing a mask and gloves.

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My job responsibilities specifically require me to travel for meetings to grow my professional network with national customers and practitioners. Unfortunately, I do not believe that initial meetings virtually is the best way to start a relationship. Virtual and electronic communication should be used following an in person meeting. Without establishing that personal connection face to face initially, I strongly believe would diminish my abilities to form lasting relationships. That being said, I am ready to travel now, especially since I am part of the low risk population and practice good hygiene.

Wash your hands after touching foreign surfaces; don't touch your face; and avoid confined spaces indoors with groups of other people.

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On the fence. Covid-19 is fake and now time to automagically change dinosaurs into sheep.

Covid-19 Theme Song below, let's go! Wooooo!

Sho'Nuff!

Wanna get PUNCHED? Boom! There Ya Go!

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