March 2020 saw a booming industry brought to its knees. 2021 didn't improve things. Air travel has increased in popularity over the 21st century, becoming our primary means of travel across long distances and increasing the accessibility of once far off lands. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced significant changes in our outlook towards overseas travel, how we conduct business and even our own leisure time. As air travel suffers another hit from the Omicron variant, journalist and author Cal Flyn examines the changes and adaptations made during the shutdown in global travel and the impact of the pandemic on our day to day lives.