It is kind of nice to be flying a little again. Two trips so far this year, a couple more before the end of the year. I had a few years with tons of travel, over 30 flights a year, a couple of years in a row. It was fun, it was wearing. Half a dozen trips a year would probably be better.
When I was flying a lot, I was able to almost always get seats in the front of the plane. Sometimes upgrades to business class. A couple of memorable cross country trips in business class - you get warm nuts in business class.
My trip in July was booked at the last minute, and on an airline I have not flown a lot since moving to DC, and I was in far back. The last three rows had no one seated in them, I was just ahead of that, and both times the flight attendants asked me if I wanted move back a row and have the row to myself. Yes, bliss.