Have You Flown Because the Pandemic Days Began? ⋆


I’m in all probability considerably of a unicorn lately as a result of I’ve flown each month of 2020. I’ll end up the yr with 40 flights or so.

Shawn at the airport

After I first flew after issues had been locked down I used to be fairly nervous – along with the masks, I used to be sporting a face protect and gloves with lengthy sleeves and lengthy pants. I wiped down each floor anyplace near me with Clorox wipes.

The airports had been ghost cities with just about nothing open, sections of terminals closed off, and few flights. It was robust getting an Uber, too, since so few folks had been requesting them that many stopped working airports.

After touchdown, I washed the garments I flew in instantly and showered.

Issues have gotten extra again to regular over time, however we’re nonetheless a protracted technique to go.

One good factor concerning the lesser crowds on the flights is that I get free upgrades to first extra typically, and plenty of airways are carrying over standing by means of 2021.

A few occasions I’ve gotten the flamboyant pod seats on United that lay flat. I’m in no rush for the flights to finish with these seats.

I primarily fly United and most of their lounges aren’t open nonetheless, together with Austin (grrrrr!).

There’s a large one in Newark that’s open, however the meals choice has modified rather a lot – now it’s all packaged and fairly uninspired, until you want Uncrustables.

The lounge bars are cleared of the tables and chairs and there are plastic guards between the vacationers and bartenders.

The planes board rear to entrance, somewhat than by teams, and that’s in all probability a extra logical methodology anyway. As every individual boards, they obtain a sanitized wipe to scrub their space and folks have been compliant on my flights with preserving their masks on.

I really feel secure flying with the entire precautions and it makes it that a lot simpler to keep away from crowds having CLEAR and TSA Pre.


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