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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:31 AM

I'm about to board a flight from Bakersfield to DFW...

And then on to Jacksonville, FL

Into the teeth of the beast!

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Reply I'm about to board a flight from Bakersfield to DFW... (Original post)
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 OP
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #1
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #4
moonscape Mar 2020 #19
In_The_Wind Mar 2020 #2
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #8
Roland99 Mar 2020 #13
In_The_Wind Mar 2020 #14
stillcool Mar 2020 #3
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #5
ProfessorGAC Mar 2020 #18
MoonlitKnight Mar 2020 #6
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #9
dkhbrit Mar 2020 #7
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #10
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #11
Sancho Mar 2020 #12
uponit7771 Mar 2020 #15
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #22
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #16
malaise Mar 2020 #17
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #21
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #20
Mersky Mar 2020 #26
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #23
cwydro Mar 2020 #24
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #25
MuseRider Mar 2020 #27
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #28
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #29
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2020 #30

Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:37 AM

1. Good god, what on earth for? Please send us updates.

I thought DFW is one of the meat-grinder hubs all the international returnees are routed through.

We wish you a safe trip and I'm sure you know the drill......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:46 AM

4. I was out here on a temporary duty type gig...

Covering a slot in a relay that has now been filled, so I have to fly home.

I donít think Dallas is too bad, nothing like Chicago or New York for international passengers, but either way, thereís not much I can do about it.

Thanks for the well wishes, though!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:46 AM

19. Hope all goes well - I'm sure it will be

a relief to get home!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:39 AM

2. 18 wheels is better.

Stay safe!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:48 AM

8. They would have to pay me to ride home....

With the other drivers in the relay, but it would cost twice as much as the flight did.

There was never even a question put to me whether I wanted to fly or not.

Iíll be fine.

If not, well....,itís been interesting!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 09:06 AM

13. Godspeed

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 09:40 AM

14. We've enjoyed reading your on the road adventures.



I look forward to many more.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:44 AM

3. good luck!..and don't breathe too much

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Response to stillcool (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:46 AM

5. LOL...

Iím pretty sure I can hold my breath for 6 hours!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:45 AM

18. Who Can't?

Well, except for all of us, I mean. Stay safe!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:48 AM

6. Are there a lot of other travelers?

Hopefully not a full plane.

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Response to MoonlitKnight (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:50 AM

9. This one is a Canadair Regional jet...looks 60%

The DFW-JAX flight looks 50% according to the seating chart

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:48 AM

7. Came into DFW yesterday

Itís fine now. Saturday was awful apparently.

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Response to dkhbrit (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:51 AM

10. Yeah...I'm glad I didn't have to come in from overseas

What a nightmare for so many

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:53 AM

11. Airplane mode now. Arrive in DFW in 2:20

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:56 AM

12. Any chance you can do something different?

Good luck...and stay away from people if you can. Don't touch anything.

Wow...I flew from Atlanta to Tampa a couple weeks ago, and got a bad cold/flu? The MD said it was not coronavirus...but they have NO IDEA. Almost no one in Florida is getting tested. Doc called it the Delta (airline) virus.

I've been in my house for more than a week, and symptom free for several days. I went out this morning to Publix...almost no one there...and no TP.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 09:46 AM

15. Wear a mask to keep from touching your face

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:47 PM

22. I have a mask, but I also have facial hair

You know, personal topiary!

So itís not that Iím a fatalist or anything, but Iím a 60 year old ex smoker with sleep apnea and COPD

I might just be screwed no matter what!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:41 AM

16. Just landed DFW. Taxiing to gate. Depart to Jax at 12:20 central

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:45 AM

17. Stay safe

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Response to malaise (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:45 PM

21. Thanks, doll face

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:33 PM

20. Couple pics of Terminal B

Just as I got off Terminal ďBĒ looking both ways;


Pretty sparse for a mid day Monday



Still plenty of activity on the ramps and taxiways

In case you werenít aware, DFW is American Airlines main Hub




Flight out is Terminal ďCĒ so I had to ride the tram. Hereís what the walkway looked like when I came down from the people mover



Just generally sparse.

Only seen one or two folks wearing masks.


One more and Iím home after almost 2 weeks on the road. Starts boarding at about quarter of.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:43 PM

26. Coool. Thanks for the pics.

Helps calm my paranoidal lobe, some. Iíve been worried about the state of international airports. Glad to see folks arenít packed together, but I wouldnít trust that surfaces in the place and planes are virus-free.

Good luck and want you to be well.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:14 PM

23. On board to JAX and the load looks around 40 %

Remarkable.

The upgrade was fairly cheap, so I went for it. Empty seat next to me, second row back from the sharp end.

Doors closed, off we go!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:19 PM

24. Damn! This is the time to travel!

I need to get on a plane!

Btw, I love the look that woman on the right is giving you...

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Response to cwydro (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:26 PM

25. LMAO! Just noticed that!!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:43 PM

27. I hope you have a nice break after

that long away from home.

Relax, cook some good food and take care of the roses.

Most importantly, stay well. My lungs are much like yours, no COPD but numerous pneumonia episodes. SO, get out and away from all those other people and enjoy the sunshine and some down time and build your immune system.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:17 PM

28. On the ground in JAX

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:36 PM

29. Seems as if it is typical for this time of day

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Itís not like Jacksonville is a major hub, and this terminal is rather small and tends to be really busy primarily in the early morning

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:37 PM

30. So...that's it! I'm home after doing a TDY in Cali....

For 12 days or so

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