Working at an Airline During Covid

Looking back on a year of turbulence

Light traffic for Spring Break in a college town. Photo by author.

The MD-88 was not a glamorous airplane. Like a pickup truck, its value came in its rugged dependability. You never saw it ferrying the glitterati to places like Paris or London. Its turf was places like Omaha and Birmingham, where it could be found doing yeoman’s work for years.