Very early hours at the airport. My Uber ride drops me off and I walk into a checkin hall unusually quiet. People sleep across chairs. People sit quietly. Lights are dimmed.

Officials arrive at the checkin desk, passengers jump up and hover, waiting for desk to open.

I am quickly checked in and it appears first through security. I know sit at my gate. On the tarmac, aircraft sleep. There is still two hours to go before the first flight of the day leaves. It is still dark outside.