My Quest for financial freedom alongside living a consciously cool life.
Monday, January 31, 2022
Friday, January 14, 2022
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Am waiting with bated breath, to see whether my flight will get cancelled last minute like so many others have been since Christmas. I had no idea the sector would blow up like that when I flew back east. Had my share of delays (6 hrs out and 2 hrs back) but it never crossed my mind that manpower was quickly to become severely limited.
D's flights back out west got cancelled and changed 4 times. He bailed on the trip as he had planned to work remote, had meetings scheduled and did not want to contend with the uncertainty. He has since rescheduled for end of Feb in hopes this current covid wave finds itself on a downturn by then.
I'm still committed to going back out and settling in for a couple of months. Am willing to wade through the vortex that is domestic travel right now. It is overwhelming the extent of moving parts that make up an airline, much less an airport. All the different lives impacted, their health and individual stories rippling out, all of our actions intersecting.
I relinquish control. I know what flights I would likely get move to and their seat availability for the following days. I've taken pictures of my luggage contents should I need to file a claim. I'm carrying all must have items. May the stars align well enough to allow me to move through relatively unscathed.
Unlike the way in November when I was trying to force my way through to a destination. Just banging my head against one regulation after another, followed by hoop after hoop. All those emails sent inquiring about where I would get sent should I test positive before my flight home.
Were tourists sent to mass public facilies in community centers and would I get the boot from the hotel I would be staying in? Would my new covid insurance cover me if I found to be a close contact of someone on a plane or shuttle and sent to isolate for 10 days even if I'm symptom free?
Signing up for various online private lab accounts to faciliate booking a PCR test. Asking them what happens when they discover you test positive. Writing to Consulates to see if they had a plan to recommend -- No for Argentina...And all those contact tracing apps!
The best replies with the best plans came from Greece (really impressed me), Cape Town health authority office -- Literally 5 days before Omicron imploded the world and Singapore (website only -- emails were quite delayed and surprising irritating and not very helpful). Thailand continues to make changes seemingly every week.
I feel like I've got a handle on most of the EU requirements and processes. Central and South America procedures remain hazy. Got replies to emails from Lima but not confident their system is robust enough to handle negative outcomes.
Am not willing to just show up somewhere right now without knowing whether you'll have any say in where you are taken, how you will be treated and whether your insurance will have any rights to insist differently on your behalf.