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What is flying like these days?

May 16, 2021

I often get asked, what is it like travelling by air these days?

Well, the answer is pretty normal in most places apart from the mask-wearing and, in some countries, a staggered disembarkation by row number (an improvement on the usual scrum in my view). Are the flights full? Yes, they often are in my experience, or at least fairly full. I have seen no half-empty flights at all. In some countries, there are few places open to eat at the airports, but this scenario is becoming rare.

I have taken a lot of flights since I resumed travelling in mid-August 2020. I never once fell ill. Not even a cold, which I have often picked up during flights in the past, no doubt thanks to everyone mask-wearing.

Now, with highly effective vaccination, covid risks have rapidly diminished for many of us. Perhaps in a year or so we will even see the end of masks on planes, and then I will start getting colds again! A small price to pay for an end to this troubling time.

Mark Beaman