Travelling by Air
The day started badly when the taxi picked me up 20
minutes late to drive me
to the airport. When he finally got through the rush hour traffic, he
me off at departures 30 minutes before the plane was due to take off. I
sure I was going to miss it.
I had booked my flight on the Internet and printed out an e-ticket. At
airport the check in queue was incredibly long. I didn’t have any
check in, only hand luggage, so I printed out my boarding card from a
near the check in desk. Great! I had my seat number and 10 minutes to
some caffeine at the departure gate before boarding the plane.
I was the last one to get on the plane. I found my seat, next to the
pushed my laptop case in the overhead locker. Damn! In the seat next to
a young kid who was crying, throwing crisps and kicking the seat in
front of him.
Why don’t parents control their kids in public? This was going to be a
I fastened my seat belt and reached for my ipod. Guns and Roses at full
might help me forget the little monster in the next seat. We took off
the cabin crew came round with warm orange juice and stale sandwiches.
Apart from some turbulence over France, the flight was okay, and we
time. I rushed through passport control and customs. Luckily, a very
company representative was in the arrival hall to meet me, and she took
my hotel for a short siesta before the meeting.
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