Friday, October 5, 2012

quicko: at the airport

So I spent awhile at the airport today, and suddenly had a plethora of observations.  Aren't you lucky?

--There is a Victoria Secret in the domestic terminal at Sydney ... however, the deal that is supposed to be 5 for $25 was 5 for $50.  I was so disgusted I took my free sample of perfume and stormed right out.

--There was a free wine tasting in the airport.  I don't think I've ever seen that before.

--Do you experience this, or is it just me because I'm highly unobservant?  I call it the phenomenon of never seeing the same person.  I don't know how it works, but between check-in, the departure lounge, the flight itself and the baggage claim, I see an entirely different group of people in each place.  There's clearly only a set number of us going through this whole ordeal together, yet I evidently either glimpse every, single one of them, or else have no short term memory whatsoever.  The very occasional exception usually occurs if there's a suspect man in a straggly beard that just shows up absolutely everywhere.

--It's so easy to go through security!  There I was asking if I could take my water, stepping out of my flip flops, worrying about my belt, about to strip for all I was worth (don't forget the earrings!) and they were just like, ah, whatever, go through the thing like you are and if there's any trouble take something off and try again.

--1st class isn't as snazzy on most American airlines as it is on, say, Qantas.  Not that I'd know, but more luxurious travelers than I have recently informed me of this.

--I've also been informed that Australian passports have more pages for stamps.  Presumably for the obvious reason that Australians travel more.

--There weren't any people movers (moving sidewalks) in the domestic terminal.  I felt a bit gypped.

1 comment:

Laetitia :-) said...

Was the free wine tasting by Sirromet? They have stands in our domestic airport.