I am en route to Taipei and for quick island hopping to Matsu and Kinmen, clusters of islands a whisper from mainland China.
I have not flown out of the country since March. I have been on spousal lockdown as we settle into our new home in Seattle. My wife has a short business trip so I applied for, and received a free pass, provided that I leave after her and return before her.
The islands are served by Uni Air, a subsidiary of EVA Air that is not a Star Alliance member. I’ll be in and out of Taipei Songshan Airport. Flights are so often delayed due to weather that Matsu flights don’t allow online check-in.
I haven’t visited Taiwan since 2005.