Conducting an interview with US Weekly for its latest issue, his first ever after the , openly expressed his gratitude to be one of the only two survivors of the fatal accident, telling the publication he's just "thankful to be alive!" and doing "the best" for his full recovery. Initially treated at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, he was discharged from the facility on September 29 and is currently treated at a burn center in Los Angeles.
Breaking his silence about the crash, Travis said during the interview, "I hate planes. My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened ... well, I'm just thankful to be alive! I'm just grateful to be here at all." He, hence, decided to take the bus, instead of plane, to get back in L.A. to get further treatment and "be home" with his family.