They’ve revamped Midway Airport, and there are also multiple precautions in place for travelers, including plexiglas partitions in front of all the officials, and constant sanitation of tables and seats (at the current time I’m drinking coffee at a distance from everyone, which requires me to take off my mask).
My passage through TSA, using their PreCheck feature, was uneventful: all I had to do was remove my belt and my cellphone. My posterior did not light up yellow on the screen, I didn’t get groped (mirable dictu!) and I was through the luggage station in about two minutes.
For a Monday, the airport is almost deserted—at least compared to what I’m used to.
I found it hard to sleep after 1 a.m. and so am exhausted. A large coffee and a nap on the plane should help. If all goes well, I’ll be eating BBQ before 2 pm.