The honest and real update. This is my third flight during COVID-19. Everything that is required why flying seems to change on a need-to-know basis.
I thought it would be fun to walk you through what it would be like travelling during COVID-19 to a pageant. This is our new normal, and for the pageant happening at home and above I thought this may be useful and ease minds.
- BOOK A CAB
Rather than over-analyzing transportation from your current location to the airport, because I am travelling on the morning after Halloween… I pre-order a cab so that my stress level was minimal. I also listed in the notes that I would be travelling with a certain number of suitcases and people to ensure that vehicle would be the correct size.
- PRE-CHECK IN
I checked-on online and pre-purchased my luggage. I am hoping and praying that I do not have over baggage. Please say a little prayer for me.
UPDATE: This is currently sitting at my gate. My bags were just under 0.03 & 0.2! I did ensure to use the airport designated scales to make sure that my bags were equal, that both bags were not over. Here is a bit of a pro-tip… If both of your bags are over, just transfer items into one so that out of your luggage, potentially only one is over, therefore only paying one over baggage than two!
My competition gowns are in my suitcase and my competition outfits.
I have all my liquids/makeup in a translucent makeup bag.
My Laptop is out of its case and in my purse. Ease access to put into a tray.
I also made sure that I had shoes and a jacket that I could easily slip on and off. Security is what stresses me out the most. I also managed to not hold up the line or have my bags checked… I am normally the person “randomly” checked every single time. I feel like that this is a win today for that #SUCCESS
- BOARDING THE PLANE:
I did not realize how early I was for my flight. I find that there is always some time of hold up or massive line, therefore I show up extra early. I just happened to so early that the airline wasn’t taking check-in in person or luggage. So, as I sit here I am writing to you all to pass the time.
Travelling during COVID-19 is redefining our normal. As global citizens, it is our responsibility to show kindness and empathy to those who surround us. From the check-in attendants to the security teams. Do not be nervous but be conscious of your surroundings. These regulations are to keep us all safe and respectful.
Here is to yet another flight & the next adventure.
See you soon World
Have Courage & Be Kind,