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Germany’s Next Top Model

I found this advert in several cities I visited in Germany.

I’m nopt bothered but, would an advert like this be allowed in the UK?

February 11, 2018 Posted by | World | , | 2 Comments

Time To Spare Go By Air

The title of this post was given to me by a pilot by the name of Dick Fox, who was one of men and women, who taught me to fly properly. We also did a few trips to places like Stockholm, Dusseldorf and Cologne. At the latter airport, we had a battery failure so Dick stepped up to the plate and got my Cessna 340, in the yraditional way, by swinging the propeller and starting it by hand.

Today, I’m at Gatwick on my way to Berlin. It never surprised me, the way airports make the process of flying less efficient.

Slow Walking Routes

I’m flying from the North Terminal and arrived at Gatwick by train.

Where is the direct route from the station to the North Terminal shuttle? You have to walk in a loop through the crowds in the Main Terminal to get to it.

Surely, separate routes would be more efficient for passengers and the Airport.

Security

It was better today, but I suspect Gatwick are applying a bit of looking at passengers to speed some through. I suspect that being 70 and grey, I wasn’t asked to take my boots off.

My bag also failed the search and I had to wait for it. But it was all done politely.

I hope that security goes along the route of more technology and AI.

Compulsory Visiting Of Duty Free

We still live in a free country and if I want to visit Duty Free, it should be my choice.

So why do I have to wak threough the Duty Free area?

Needing A Boarding Pass To Buy Anything After Security

Why? As it slows down queuing for small goods you need.

I suspect it’s all about VAT. But surely, if companies abolished it for small purchases, everybody would win.

Slow Service In Restaurants

I queued in Jamie Oliver’s for perhaps ten minutes, but I was out in thirty. It seems they’ve got their systems better.

Conclusion

Any London Airport that speeds up their systems will get my custom.

February 11, 2018 Posted by | Travel | , | 1 Comment

The Strange People You See On The Underground

As I got on my Victoria Line train at Highbury and Islington station, scruffy individual got on carrying a claw hammer. One or two others noticed him and as he got off at Green Park, we had a safe journey!

February 11, 2018 Posted by | Travel | | 5 Comments