This is the closest I’ve got to Hainan since before the pandemic. Where’s my parachute when I need it?
Checking in is not as simple a process at it was in those halcyon pre-COVID days. PCR test results need to be checked along with all other details. Do NOT – as we had been forced to – turn up at the last minute.
My final trip of the year, and indeed of the decade, is over. And what a great way to close out the 2010s it turned out to be.
Maria, the member of the cabin crew who looked after me and other passengers nearby, was charming, warm and professional, nothing forced about her manner, simply an outstanding, natural human host and wonderful brand ambassador.
I wondered at one stage if Thabet had several body doubles such was his ability to be constantly on hand.