in mid December of this year, I'll be flying for the first time in around 10 years, from Deurne (Antwerp International, ANR) to Alicante (ALC) using Tui Fly, with assisted travel because of my autism. Last time I flew was in 2012 on a comparable trajectory (Brussels to Alicante), which was an entirely different time before the global COVID-19 pandemic. So I'm curious: Have there been any significant evolutions or changes in commercial passenger flight that would impact me as a passenger, whether positive or negative?
Note that last time I flew, I had a decent amount of flight anxiety due to heavy turbulence while landing in an earlier flight, and honestly I kinda feel a bit anxious for this upcoming flight as well. I remember that during the last flight I was tensing up in my seat every time there was even a small amount of turbulence. Any recommendations for preparing/dealing with that are welcome as well.
In case it's relevant: I will be more than fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (first shot in April 2021, second shot in May 2021, generic booster shot in January 2022, then an additional Omicron booster in October 2022 and a yearly renewal booster for at-risk groups later this week), and if required I would be willing to wear a mask, assuming it's mandated. I'd rather not wear a mask if it's not mandated or heavily recommended.