Saturday, 30 April 2011

Technology: Of Air Travel


Yup, it's time to head back to Blighty...

As ever, Barcelona was fun, albeit the more you visit a place the more you start to see where it is rough around the edges. But, that's a story for another day. Maybe. Right now, I'm thinking mostly about the actual trip back. Yes, flying has made it possible to visit far flung places but I think it is still actually in its infancy. Nothing to do with the security theatre, although it has added another layer of inconvenience. But look: gotta be there two hours before, gotta jump through various hoops of check-in, baggage drop, go to gate, board in order (or not - hard to say what's worse)... Just too much of faffing about for what is really just a glorified bus, and one that is way safer, and way less comfortable, too. Do I have an answer? No, don't think so. But then, I'm not an airline professional. So, airline professionals, here's something to think about:

For a start, let's halve the pre and post flight fuss...