The Anonymous Widower

Travelling Light

I’m off to Hamburg today and I’m tavelling Ultra Light, unlike some people, who seem to travel with most of their wardrobe and half of their library.

Travellers should follow the advice of the famous BBC reporter; the late great James Cameron, who recommended arranging everything you thought you would need in two piles, with half of everything in each. Then you packed them in two cases and only take one. He also suggested adding up all the money you are likely to need and then double it. I always travel with enough spare credit on my cards for all eventualities.

I even saw one guy this morning with four four-wheel cases struggling to keep them in check. He should have brought a bright collie to round them up!

Still, I had a good laugh at security, as I was through in a couple of minutes.

As you are obviously tracked through security, the airport or train station could give a bonus to all fast travellers. That would certainly speed things up.

October 11, 2018 - Posted by | Transport |


  1. Can’t help but agree that fast travellers should be rewarded, through airport security in particular. My record is under 60 seconds door to door at Liverpool Airport.

    Comment by J m | October 11, 2018 | Reply

    • You must live close! I use Southend as coming home without bags, you can be on a train in under five minutes. Flights are sometimes early as they descend over the sea and vome straight in. One day , I was on a train to London about forty minutes after take-off from Schipol.

      Comment by AnonW | October 11, 2018 | Reply

      • Haha I was meaning security entrance door to security exit door! Ive found the fastest airport to land in is Belfast City, as it is so small you can walk from the door of the plane to the arrivals concourse in about a minute. Unfortunately, rail links over there aren’t nearly as good as London/ the rest of the UK.

        Comment by J m | October 11, 2018

      • Gatwick is quick, if you pay a fiver.

        Comment by AnonW | October 11, 2018

      • Gatwick is quick, if you pay a fiver

        Comment by AnonW | October 11, 2018

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