Tag Archives: Air Travel

The Plane Not Taken

I never thought it would last this long. Did you? Is there anyone at this point whose life hasn’t been disrupted by COVID-19? When will it end? I’m supposed to be on a plane today, going back to Canada for vacation. Instead I’m hoping for a Christmas flight – if any airlines are flying then. […]

Flying Frequently

I must be an optimist. Why else would I have a frequent flyer plan? My account was just reset by the company to zero because I have had no qualifying flights for a year. Rather ironic that the reset was done the day before a flight that qualified for points. I know the rules and […]

Lost In Europe

I have no idea where I am as I write this. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say I have no idea where I am supposed to be. I’m at home in Germany, but I don’t think there is any record of my being here. I’m a little confused. Bear with me and […]

What Is Good About Travel?

When you read this I am probably traveling. Which is a lot less thrilling than it sounds. Pretty much my entire day today involves getting from Point A to Point B. I used to love to travel. There was the thrill of discovering new places, new people, new foods. I even used to like air […]

Improving Air Travel – II

I had to pass through Athens Airport last week. I really can’t tell you anything about the place, other than that it now tops my list of least favourite airports. I took no pictures to share with you, there wasn’t time. You could say it was at least partly my fault. When I booked my […]

Improving Air Travel – I

I think I mentioned a little while back that I was retiring my “Waiting For A Plane” series, which had reached 30 installments, of posts written in airport waiting areas. So I am not sure how to characterize this one, which was written yesterday in Munich while I was waiting for a plane. I have […]

I Think Today Is Thursday

The trip back to Germany was uneventful, much better than the 42-hour marathon we took getting to Canada six weeks ago. Now comes the adjustment again to language and culture, which will take much more than the adjustment to this time zone. It was so nice to be in the same time zone as the […]

Waiting For A Plane XXXI – Basel

I had thought to kill this series after the 30th installment – but continuing it saves me the effort of coming up with a new title for airport-related posts. Strictly speaking, by the time I took these pictures we were no longer waiting for a plane – the flight had already been cancelled. Which gave […]

Waiting For A Plane XXX – Fiumicino

It’s been nine years since I was last here, but this airport looks oddly familiar. Or maybe all airports look the same, especially at 6 a.m. To get here we took a city bus at 5, followed by the airport shuttle. We’re early, but I like to leave wiggle room before a flight. All you […]

Waiting For A Plane XXVIII – Munich Again

Waiting for the last flight of a trip always seems to be the most tedious. I just want the voyage to be over. I think this was a different terminal than the flight we took from this airport earlier in the week – we had to take a shuttle train between the buildings. At nine […]