Canada’s March Break had begun. March Break is akin to Spring Break in the United States but for school-aged kids from Pre-K to Grade 12.
Under normal circumstances, families flood into Canada’s airports to catch flights to destinations around the globe. Given the current COVID-19 challenges, Vancouver International Airport was quiet.
Collectively, the process of dropping bags and going through security took our group of three only 15 minutes. There were no additional screening measures in place for this domestic flight.
As passengers arrived at their seats, they meticulously wiped them down, which slowed the boarding process slightly. But no complaints here.
Everyone must do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Passengers struggled to find room in the overhead bins for luggage and were not happy to learn they would have to check their bags.
Roughly a quarter of the passengers on my Vancouver-Toronto flight were wearing masks, and a couple of them had even donned DIY hazmat suits made from plastic bags and large plastic visors.
Some of Air Canada’s crew members wore gloves, and one flight attendant wore a mask. All other crew members were bare-faced.
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