Corona Travels: Is flying fun again?
Explore the experience of traveling from Berlin to Vienna during Corona Travels. How can you answer the question, is flying fun again?
Last year, I took the train to Vienna via Munich for the first time – and it was a pleasant experience. Quick transit, comfortable for work and importantly, rest.
The train is a bit too expensive for me and usually not my first choice. But I’m spoiled by the ever-low airfares.
Now there is a second connection from Berlin that makes my travel even more convenient. Connections range from Dresden, Prague, Bratislava, to Vienna.
And these all work in a timely fashion and something affordable that can be worth the ticket.
Than versus Now
The main reason for using the train was to know if it was the same experience I had before.
1. The Speed.
In less than five hours from the front door in Pankow, I can make it to a door in the 7th district of Vienna, Austria.
2. The Location.
There is no long a need to wait in lines at the airport check-in. Actually, skip the airport. There is no need to go to an airport.
The Berlin-Tegel is not worthwhile, although the Vienna Airport is another exception.
The Viennese operate on different level of balance and safety. The cohesive manner between corona hygiene rules and airport operations works.
Remembering when there was a time when travelers once chose to not wear their masks. Even so, disinfectants were available everywhere. Makes it feel like life is moving so fast to today, where wearing a mask is now mandatory in most places.
Times during Corona Travels
But of course, these positive feelings could have come from the fact I didn’t have to be in an Airport. And neither did my luggage make its way through the baggage carousel. Everything was ready, as if it travel is personally for me.
Before, while taking the plan there was always something happening. Everyone adhered to the entry and exit rules without any hostility or standing in the aisle.
A year ago, I would not have believed that something like this was possible to see effortlessly. I suppose, anything is possible during these Corona Times.
More on Vienna
General Mask wearing in Vienna. As of November 2020 – Masks should be worn all means of transport, shops, and when navigating in a restaurant.
While wearing a mask in the plane or train is not a burden, it is not a pleasure either. With time and patience, we can hope flying on a plane can regain its meaning as it once did before Corona.
Come to Vienna and enjoy the city.
Article written by:
Olaf from the CityTourCard team