Leading up to the trip, I thought long and hard about whether air travel was advisable with a deadly pandemic still raging. Is it safe to fly during the coronavirus? Considering the high air filtration standards, the biggest risk in commercial air travel seems to be the people in your immediate vicinity. The goal is to have a finite sense of how much risk you’re willing to take, overall, and then “spend” that risk thoughtfully. Before making any of these decisions, each person ought to make an honest and realistic assessment of their own risk.