I have only one more thing to tell you about my trip to Helsinki, that is about the flight back.
During my pandemic travels, I learned that I need to plan whether I am going to eat on each of the flights. My flight from Helsinki departed at 7-20 AM, which means we left the house at 5 AM, and I didn’t have breakfast. When I was checking in, they told me that the flight is “almost full” (and for that reason, they checked my luggage, even though I had the “light” fair). That meant that I didn’t want to take my mask off on the plane, so I bought my breakfast at the airport and ate it in the far corner of the cafe.
It turned out that it was the right call to go back to the medical center and ask to fix the typos in my name: the certificate was checked at least four times! And each time, whoever checked it, verified my name on the certificate against my passport.
On both flights, the service was “modified,” which meant that we were given the snack bars and bottled water on the short flight, and that’s it. There was food service on the long flight; however, they only made one pass (which is perfect for me), and there were no food choices.
In ORD, there is no more automated passport control; everybody has to fill in the paper custom form. Otherwise, it was nice and quiet, and no more adventures 🙂