Tag: Airports

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Empire man strikes again!

Spotted in London City Airport this morning: red faced, middle-aged man in Panama hat, with wife. Forces her to stand in a separate queue so they can maximise their chances of getting to the front. Barking orders at her like a sergeant major and when her queue moves faster, causes commotion by moving his many ...

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Some travel kvetching

I’ve been travelling a lot lately, primarily for business. This last week has been a challenge though, even for me. Lots of flights, different airports, pressured timescales and a lack of sleep made for one frazzled MacPsych. Four airports in a single day was a challenge, even for me. I also had a lot of ...

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One more airport security rant…

…if I may. I fly pretty much monthly these days and, while the post-911 security mentalism has by and large subsided, one aspect of airport security still irks me: the inconsistencies. Even within the UK. On my flight up to Edinburgh from London Gatwick, I took all the usual precautions, removing shoes, belt, electronics from ...