Ok just a brief one! First of all it was quite surreal to see all the flowers outside the terminal from the recent Malaysian Air disaster. Flags and flowers lay strew across the front, people taking photos and just looking, so many lives lost, so very sad, it leaves you standing silent reflecting on the lives impacted globally, a stark reminder that we do indeed live in a global village and the increase of international travel means that it is not just one nation that has been impacted but many.
On a very different note, we had booked a flight to Gatwick with Easy Jet, now, we managed to get a cab after we had tried to catch the tram only realizing we was in fact stood at the wrong side of the tram tracks to head into the city, yes I know, intrepid travellers forgetting which side of the road to stand on – anyhow it was a quick journey. We arrived to find our flight delayed from 10:55 to 12:45, so we went for breakfast, according to the screen we couldn’t yet get rid of our bag. We headed to check in at about 10:40 to be told the counter was closed, kerfuffle ensued. The screen says check in open, “that’s not our fault” responded jet star staff, “it’s Schipol airports fault.” We wre told that we would have to take out check in through security, hand it to staff along with €55 for it to go on the plane. We explained check in is open up to 40 mins before departure and our flight was delayed, only to be informed it had now been delayed further until 4:40, but we were still too late to check in our luggage, go figure, seriously. It did all work out for the best for us, we ended up on the 12 noon Luton flight, it was all a bit rushed, 3 mins to get to the gate, but hey we got the change for free and the bag checked in. So for the benefit of anyone flying Easy Jet, check in closes 40 minutes before “SCHEDULED DEPARTURE” but that said once your bags gone, there is possibly no flight change options available.
Our next stop was good friends in Borehamwood for a very brief stop over.