All entries for Sunday 13 August 2006
August 13, 2006
I'm sure you're all aware of the exciting airport–related events of the past few days and, frankly, i wasn't looking forward to my Edinburgh trip today given the news reports.
After finding my flight reinstated after having been cancelled on thursday I turned up to the airport at 08:00 this morning (Three hours before my flight is due to leave) clutching my polythene bag containing passport, several pointed sticks and a few other essentials. Arrived at the check in desk – was checked in within 5 minutes.
Then approached the QUEUE o' DOOM for security. It was long it was tiring it was like it would never end.
It took 10 minutes. Including the time it took to be thoroughly felt up by a security guard and to have my shoes x–rayed (hopefully that might kill of some of the smell)
Soooo here i am left with just under 2 hours (having spent £1000 at the bookshop and £several thousand and Starbucks). Someone is now shouting Geoff across the terminal… hope thats not for me.
Interestingly, web access in the UK is 10p a minute (compared to the appoximately 1p a year it cost me from Thailand/Laos!) and involves using some dodgy ass "i am ripping off your bank details now" style interface. And i can't just wirelessly use my laptop cos, well, it's checked in my baggage along with all my other worldly possesions (have fun stealing my broken iPod, corrupt baggage handlers… MUAHAHAHAHAHA)
Anyway must go, running out of time. AGH