In 2015 I spent a lot of time in airports. I shared my thoughts on those trips with you in a series of posts. I managed to get through 2016 with my feet firmly planted on the ground, but it looks like I’ll be collecting a few frequent flyer points this year. I think I was in seven airports in February, waiting for a plane. There’s not much else to do in airports except read or write, so I jotted down my thoughts as I traveled. Once we finish my airport reflections I have some travel posts about what I saw.
I distinctly remember writing about the Munich airport, where we changed planes for Basel. But when I grabbed my phone to edit the post, all that I could find was “Nearest washroom out of order.”
That would be the washroom by the gate. I know we had exactly an hour between the time our flight from Stockholm touched down to the time we were to depart. That’s not much time to taxi to the terminal, race to the departure gate and get on board the plane.
But I was sure I had written more than that. Either my memory is faulty or I forgot to save the post. Either is possible I guess. I know my memory isn’t what it used to be, but that may be just my memory playing tricks on me. Maybe my memory has always been like this.
Either way, I did snap a couple of pictures, I remember that much. The smokers’ lounge in Munich is pretty large, larger than the one I saw in Frankfurt a couple of years ago. Packed with people too.
Last time I came through this airport was 2009 I think. I don’t remember much about it – we were headed for the train station across the street. They still have free newspapers her, but I see they now charge for coffee. It was free eight years ago.
And that is all for today. I’m not going to pretend this was written in the Munich airport if it wasn’t, so we’ll end this post here.