OK, I think weâ€™re really done this time.
This was the fifth time that we put people on planes, but weâ€™re calling this one flight 4.1.
Ominous Airline was contractually bound to give us 365 seats on our previous flight.Â They failed to do so.Â After they off-boarded 20-some people on their flight, they were obligated to come back and pick them up. Which meant yet another trip to the airport in a hazmat suit.
We didnâ€™t have as many people this time, and they had been checked in already for the prior flight.Â So we didnâ€™t need as many people this time, and we didnâ€™t have to be at the airport as long. In fact, the plane left early this time. The fact that Ominous Airline didnâ€™t use their own plane this time might have something to do with the efficiency.
Although hundreds of people have since contacted us asking for help leaving the country, I think weâ€™re done now. The state of the outbreak here is serious. The Embassyâ€™s medical officer is more and more vocal that these airport adventures are dangerous for everyone, both passengers and Embassy personnel. We should not be exposing our people to the virus. I donâ€™t disagree. I had a bit of a sore throat and a cough a few days after the flight, and even though it passed quickly, and I had no fever, it was still a scare.
I had to self-isolate at home for a week. Now Iâ€™m ready to get back to work.