New York: October 2020
Redeye from LAX to EWR. Many gates were still at this late hour, but several were bustling-- clearly travel has rebounded a bit, and airlines are doing a better job keeping planes full and utilization high than they were a few months ago.
Managed to get a crazy good deal for business class, and a last-minute aircraft swapt one with real Polaris seats was a major plus. If you're going to be stuck with just four hours of sleep on an airplane going into a long day, lie-flat definitely is worth every penny.