First post Pandemic start flight
We finally took our first flight since the Pandemic began this week, a ninety minute flight from Philly to Chicago.
It was not as I thought it would be.
First, for the past maybe four years, we have mainly been booking business class, so I assumed that was what my husband had booked, we used points. But no, he had booked coach, two isle seats opposite each other. How spoiled have I become to think I would be in business class seats when I’ve flown to Africa and even Australian not in business class before! Anyway. He kept looking and the flight consistently showed it was no way near being full.
So we get on the flight, and it’s full, the crew announce they would be checking through the cabin during the flight to check that everyone is wearing their mask correctly over noses and mouths. Well! The guy next to me, his nose was uncovered the entire trip, he even sneezed one time. No one said a thing. He wasn’t the only one. We actually purchased N95 masks for the flight, so I was not nervous.
I’m amazed by the incredible mask compliance in downtown Chicago, I would say that 99.9 percent of people are wearing masks indoors, the most I’ve seen anywhere.
And today, I hear of someone else I know who is fully vaccinated and has tested positive with Covid and feels really ill.
We have now scheduled our boosters before our trip to Florida in November, I don’t expect much mask wearing there.