Olympic NP Vacation Day 0: Travel in a Pandemic
|View from our balcony at 7:30PM PST|
A few notes about air travel in a pandemic, it is not scary it is fairly normal except for a few minor changes. First off you must wear a mask the whole time, from the time you enter the airport till the time you get to your destination and leave the airport. Delta at least is boarding planes back to front, that means first class boards last, which is a little disappointing since we flew first class for this trip. Also, meal service is curtailed, and you get snack boxes and water only. Everything is pre-packaged, and there is no pop or alcohol served. You must wear your mask to board the aircraft and the whole flight, you can only remove it when eating and drinking. Finally, the plane is less full, the main cabin is at 60-percent capacity and first class is at 50-percent capacity. This means you could potentially get a whole row to yourself. Overall, it wasn’t bad, while annoying to wear a mask that whole flight it isn’t horrible.
As for the lodge and the park services in general the big change is wearing a mask in common area, which is basically the lobby and gift shop. Then all the food is take-out only. Really it is no different then at home.