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This Is What It’s Like To Fly During The Pandemic

This Is What It’s Like To Fly During The Pandemic

A week ago, I wasn’t writing because I had to fly back to America after being stuck abroad for months because of the covid-19 pandemic. The experience was. at once tremendously surreal but also surprisingly, even concerningly, normal. At least upon arrival at JFK, that is.

Why Am I Suddenly Afraid Of Flying?

Why Am I Suddenly Afraid Of Flying?

For years you’ve flown without issue—no breathing exercises, no pills—but suddenly you can’t board without picturing catastrophe. No one you know has recently died in a crash; you have not, to your knowledge, dwelled excessively on those Boeing catastrophes; and yet suddenly, out of nowhere, you’ve become the kind of…