Lockdown is even harder to bear knowing the end is in sight

It ought to make lockdown easier, knowing that the end is in sight. Instead, I feel temptation bubbling up inside more strongly than ever. A run of precociously sunny days hasn’t helped; or rather, it has helped enormously, reviving the spirits with that hormonal rush of vernal optimism that accompanies the opening of crocuses and the unzipping of winter coats.

But spring fever is not conducive to obedience. Neither, it

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In Fine Print, Airlines Make It Harder to Fight for Passenger Rights

Free antibacterial wipes are available at LaGuardia Airport in New York on June 10, 2020. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)
Free antibacterial wipes are available at LaGuardia Airport in New York on June 10, 2020. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

As air travel reopens and flight bookings begin to creep up, AvGeeks — aviation geeks — and others may notice some new legalese in the fine print when they buy plane tickets.

More and more carriers are adding clauses that require passengers to settle disputes with the airline in

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