With all this bad weather that we have been having recently, it just makes me want to fly off somewhere hot !! I don't intend to be biographical in this post but it may come as a surprise to you that I was never in an aircraft during 2010 and yet during the previous 6 years, I was never away from the above machinery and the associated company. For those who know the workings of this company, you will understand my relationship with these metal birds as I once received a £10 voucher for being a frequent flyer.... a very unusual event in this very tough business.
( Although I have material for 3 current posts, I am almost there with sorting out the data, numbering and communication between the new camera and computer... so I thought in the meantime I would re-live some bittersweet memories this month from the second half of 2009 when I first went digital giving a snapshot of the last 6 years of my life and an opportunity to show some of the images in the right hand side bar.)
Airports are usually sterile places and unique in their role but follow the same pattern of safety and mis-trust of the passenger and while you have to wait for hours, lets see if we can relieve them off their money on things that they really do not need !!
|Treasure.......Watch out for the sharks !!|
|The only "empty" seats of the departure lounge|
|The mirage of Duty free !!!|
Time to think about why I am here and my attention turns to what is happening outside, baggage loading, fuel pipes, 25 minute turn arounds. Deciding who I'll be sharing my journey with..... I was the casual traveller sharing the accommodation with the suited businessmen.
|The flagship, the scary and the budget... you decide !|
|cornered .... is it one of ours ? !|
|separated at birth, re-united at gates 6 and 10 !!|
Then all of a sudden, the excitement of the rush, when the gate was flashed up on the board. No booked seats, just speedy boarding, group A and B and the stampede for a seat like cows at a farmers auction market.
In the previous 6 years, I had the privilege of using EasyJet for a host of destinations around Europe including Paris, Barcelona, Budapest, Prague, Venice, Rome, Krakow and Nice ....
...but it was not on these flights that I got to know the cabin crew well, it was on an internal domestic flight that saved a 5 hour train journey.
57 trips on a choice of late evening flights which was just in time to see the sun set out of the westward facing window.
Only 42 minutes in the air before it was time to land as the sun began to set on my flight...
To be continued ..... with my destination