American Airways flight 2270 – Tampa, FL to Dallas, TX is the flight I simply boarded, earlier than heading to my vacation spot, Ontario Worldwide Airport within the subsequent connecting flight. I perceive the airways are taking precautions and deep cleansing the seats, however I additionally simply completed wiping down the area round me; which isn’t new. My household and I’ve been wiping down the seats since we started flying, however one factor we did discover is that our wipes are now not soiled after wiping the area down…which is alarming. Did they not clear airplanes earlier than, after every flight?
Nevertheless, I simply spent three days in Tampa Bay…sure, through the Covid-19 craze that has rocked all the globe. A day or two earlier than the journey, I extremely thought of cancelling, with a view to do my half and shield the aged, these whom could also be underinsured or uninsured; however finally determined to board the flight on March 14 in San Diego.
With quite a few precautions in place, reminiscent of repeatedly washing arms, avoiding touching eyes, mouth and nostril, using hand wipes and hand sanitizer…the stress was nonetheless at an all time excessive. It’s evident that we actually don’t notice how typically we rub our eyes, contact our nostril and mouth, till it’s beneficial that we don’t. Every time anybody sneezes or coughs, I discover myself dodging, ducking, operating, and so on.
After I bought my airplane tickets two months in the past the seats have been mainly full; leaving me to sit down in between two strangers on the trip to our vacation spot. However, within the day of Covid-19, I ended up having all the row to myself. The airplane held round 200 passengers, however solely about 50-55 passengers boarded the airplane.
Whereas in Florida I visited the Busch Gardens Amusement Park, boarded a dinner cruise on a yacht and ate at Gator Docs and Datz Delicatessen. On the amusement park, they did their diligence with wiping down the rollercoaster with disinfectant after every trip…whereas we nonetheless went and washed our arms after every trip as nicely. On the dinner cruise on the water, surprisingly they saved operations at buffet type…I turned nervous. I held the utensils with a serviette and washed my arms after I served myself.
The eating places and lots of the retailers additionally did their half, requiring prospects to scrub their arms or make the most of a hand wipe earlier than coming into the area. With regard to our Air Bnb that was rented, as quickly as we entered, we went Clorox wipe loopy and wiped all the things down; which can also be one thing we have now been doing for years to make sure our area is rid of as many germs as potential.
Whereas the journey was an expertise…I surly didn’t have the chance to take pleasure in the entire choices Florida possesses. The MLB spring coaching was cancelled, the aquarium closed, the area museum closed and people are only a few of the closures. General, the journey went clean. I’m additionally completely satisfied that after we landed and I bought off the airplane my neck didn’t damage prefer it did after I landed in Las Vegas two weeks in the past, as a result of stress.
As soon as I get dwelling, I promise to self quarantine. My suggestion, keep dwelling. It contradicts the selection I made, but when I can return in time…I’d have postponed to have the flexibility to completely take pleasure in my journey throughout a much less hectic time.
Be protected everybody.Facet word: Florida can also be out of water bottles.