You’re grounded: The travel memes making us laugh and giving us life during the quarantine

Apr 18, 2020

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As another week of quarantine goes by, it’s safe to say that we could all use some humor right about now.

While the coronavirus situation is far from funny, travelers have been making light of the situation with some creative executions on various social media platforms to cope with their wanderlust.

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Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite travel memes we’ve seen on social so far:

This TikToker re-created one of our favorite things: Flying. And honestly, he had us fooled for a hot second. Needless to say, we can’t wait to get back to the skies.

Quarantine is basically like flying Emirates first-class, right? Set the mood with some casual lobster mac and cheese for a snack, a glass of Veuve to top it off and your movie of choice.


Related: The most memorable meals we’ve eaten on planes this year

Who said you have to leave your house to travel? All you need is an Instagram account and you can go 12 places with the swipe of a finger, like this guy.


Related: Travel the world without leaving home

Award availability is off the charts right now. That is, in your own home. The best part? So many choices, so much… time. Where are you headed next?

This is our new favorite safety video. All jokes aside, this guy’s got some pretty sweet aviation swag in his place.

Safe & Sound ✈️ Quarantine Safety Video

???? When the "Stay At Home" sign is illuminated, you're free to move about the cabin, but prohibited from moving about outside. ✈️ Now boarding: The official quarantine safety video of MFA…aka…Mike Faust's Apartment.To my fellow travelers missing the sky – hope this brings a little altitude to our temporary grounding. ????For some more fake airline laughs:

Posted by Mike Faust on Thursday, April 16, 2020

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There’s a good chance you’ve seen or been that traveler who’s been reminiscing on old trips and dreaming of new ones all over social. What can we say? We’re not used to being grounded for so long.

It’s no surprise that here at TPG, we’ve got staffers all over the world. But even though we may be hundreds of miles apart, we’re still staying connected. Show us how you are by using the #TPGpaperplanechallenge hashtag on TikTok.


We’re all connected, even if we’re far apart. Let’s see how you’re staying connected. #tpgpaperplanechallenge #stayhome #wfh #fyp

♬ Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

Boarding passes look a bit different these days, but we’re sticking to our favorite lingo: airport talk.

We’re even missing the little things that we used to complain about. Waiting for checked luggage? Yes please.


And of course, we’re keeping up with our training to ensure that no flights will be missed once travel resumes:

Training for my holiday when lockdown is over

????????Via: ViralHog

Posted by The BEER Heaven on Monday, April 6, 2020

La Rotonda de Sofa is where you can catch us this weekend:

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???? thanks @ladolcevita0000

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Now boarding for Netflix with a quick layover on Twitter:

And to sum how we’re all feeling right now, we’ll let this little girl do the talking.

Little Girl Wants To Go On Holiday

I've never related to a video more ????????

Posted by It's Gone Viral on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bottom line

Travel may look a bit different right now — and we certainly appreciate some good humor to lighten things up  — but on a serious note, here’s some things you may want to consider if you’re booking future travel. Looking ahead, we’re betting things there’s going to be some changes in the travel industry.

To stay up to date on what those may be, sign-up for TPG’s daily newsletter and be sure to follow us on social @thepointsguy.

In the meantime, stay safe and try to make the most of it. For more wanderlust cures, check out our favorite travel movies, books, podcasts or take a virtual visit to a world-famous museum.

Further reading:

(Featured image by Xingzheng/Getty Images)

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