November 22, 2021:

DILF with wild Einstein hair, waterproof boots, black cord blazer over loose Levi's. That'll be me, and the many grandmothers in the lounge are smiling.

Although I have millions of miles, I haven't flown for several years, so that all my special perks have expired. I'm an ordinary pleb in an ordinary line.

That's fine. As long as the passenger in front of me leaves her seat upright all will be well.