The one invention that has made travel more bearable for me is online check in. It means I don’t have to talk to people and I can make sure I get a seat that feels safe.
only when it doesn’t work, as it isn’t today (won’t let me check in), I don’t have a plan B. And I always need a plan B (& sometimes Plans C, D, E and F also). So very panicked now. Fear that flight will be overbooked so can’t get on. Or will have to sit in middle seat between strangers. Which I won’t be able to cope with and is likely to send me into full meltdown.
Plan B – such as it is – is to get to the airport really early. And hope. I don’t like that plan much but right now it’s the only one I have.