at a remove
"I would order a ticket, taking refuge in the mercifully theoretical nature of airline schedules on dates at such a marvelous remove that they could never possibly come to pass."
This lady hates traveling so she forces herself by phoning the agency first.
Please explain or rephrase
Re: at a remove
It lacks context, but it seems she orders her ticket a long time before she needs it, knowing that it will never appear as the airline schedule will have changed before then. So she won't have to fly anywhere.
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