Back from Rome
I’ve just had the fun of a few days in Rome…
It’s interesting to see flying from a passenger’s point of view…
after a lifetime of being taken to and from the front of the plane. It’s easier for me now to see how intimidating it is to be delayed and not be told the reason, to hear the pilot mumbling something about something and wondering whether it was important or not.
The airports are so complicated with a sign apparently pointing in one direction and an exasperated staff member explaining that in fact everyone ought to know that it means ‘ over there’. Sure leaves one with a feeling of increasing anxiety.
It’s unsettling that having been told to go to Gate 4 that when you get there it’s showing a flight to Murmansk., which is fine if that’s where you’re going but if you want to go to Paris… another worry!
So my conclusion after a short trip to Italy was that airports and airlines should undergo a huge change of policy and start considering their passengers.
However we had a fantastic time seeing all the sites of ancient Rome…and in true pleb style I realised that the great big place that was next to the hotel where the crew used to stay was in fact the Pantheon. One of the sites I was looking forward to discovering! Oh dear all those years of ignorance. They say that travel broadens the mind.