Amazing Race Host Phil Keoghan on Future of Travel
Los Angeles-based Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race, has been working on a new competition show for CBS called Tough As Nails featuring essential workers, which finished filming before the coronavirus outbreak and premieres in the US on 8 July. In his downtime, Hannah Sampson writes for The Washington Post, he’s been watching global plane traffic on flight tracking apps, pondering the future of travel and looking forward to seeing his family in New Zealand again.
“This is without doubt the longest period that I have had not only on the ground but also in one place,” Keoghan, 53, told The Post. “I go for a run, but I have not left my neighbourhood. And I cannot remember the last time in my life that I did that.”
“I’m not sure that we will ever fly at the capacity that we flew before,” he said. “Because just like the expense of adding in the extra security after 9/11 – we’re going to now have to add in a layer of expense to deal with the cost of medical checks. That overhead has got to be covered by somebody; there’s no such thing as a free lunch, right? Somebody’s got to pay for it, and ultimately it’s going to be the consumer.”
Original article by Hannah Sampson, The Washington Post, June 29, 2020.
Photo by Monty Brinton.