I just returned from a trans-Atlantic journey, Southampton to New York, on the Queen Mary 2 — an iconic trip one has to take at least once in a lifetime. We took a test drive on the QM2 last October in Northern Europe and decided to step up to the next level this year — spectacular!
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
Arrival/Check-In: Having been to the InterContinental Century City once before, I was prepared for the grand entrance as my car pulled in; and I was quickly helped with my things by numerous bellmen who directed me to the desk. With no wait, I received my key and directions to the elevators. At the late-afternoon hour, the lobby was abuzz with businesspeople enjoying cocktails at the bar and congregating before their evening plans.