You’re booking your next long haul flight and you’ve come to the option to choose your seat. So how do you know which seat is best for what you want?I personally prefer an isle seat so that I can get my hand luggage quickly, get to the toilet without having to wake up or climb over anyone. I also want to get off the flight as quickly as possible so I always select the seat closest to the front in my cabin area. Continue reading
At 0330 I think everyone in the hostel was woken by a very noisy and drunk group of 32 who are staying here. I don’t mind this if it only goes on for a few minutes, but this lasted almost an hour. Then to add to that the person sleeping below me arrived. Some ex military US fella. He was hammered, and although not too noisy added to the problems getting sleep. And to boot the Danish old man woke a few times in the night sounding like he was about to die clearing this throat. Continue reading
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So time for another flight. This time it’s a trip to Greece. I grab an early morning chance to get some pictures in the city Centre. I am planning to meet Ardian if I can contact him by Skype later today. It’s sunny this morning. My flight doesn’t leave until the late afternoon so I have some time in Tirana to have a proper look around.
Okay so it could. But in travel terms today hasn’t been a success. I got to the airport with plenty of time. Enough time to get to the lounge for a drink and a few croissants. I then headed for my gate. It was set to close at 0930 and my flight to Bucharest with British Airways was departing 20 minutes later. I got to the gate around 2 minutes late. However this normally would be fine except I asked the guy doing the BA check-in for Gibraltar what was happening with my flight. He informed me it was delayed by 10 or 20 minutes and staff would be at the gate soon. I sat by the gate for about 5 minutes and wondered how badly delayed this flight was as there didn’t seem to be many people near gate 24b. I ask a guy who was near there. He immediately asked if I was Mr McLaughlin. I confirmed I was and he told me that I had missed the flight and my bags had been off loaded. Continue reading
I was out of my place by 8:20am to catch a bus to Heathrow. I use Heathrow a lot, but to be honest I wasn’t enjoying it this morning. The problem was the security checkpoint. They took around 20 minutes to get to my bag which they had selected to randomly check along with about another six. This was because I had left a tiny bottle of nasal spray in the bag. This wait meant that I was cutting it fine to get to gate 5 to catch my flight. Luckily I did make it just in time. The plane was fairly empty. Continue reading