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.
The temptation is to look at the view and not think about the road. It’s just a standard ribbon of asphalt, taking us on the scenic route from one place to another. It is etched across the landscape with apparent inevitability. It would be easy to drive its entire 151-mile length without wondering who built it, or when, or why.