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    Yorkie

    I am waiting in the arrival hall at Larnaca International Airport for my wife to arrive from London. An over-dressed, over made-up Eastern European woman, in her early sixties or thereabouts, emerges through the sliding doors of the arrival hall…

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    Soapbox Story

    Going through security checks at Riyadh Airport where, as in every other international airport, you have to empty your pockets and rid yourself of anything remotely metallic, by placing it in the obligatory tray to push through the X-Ray machine. …

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    Déjà Vu Or What?

    I recently traveled from London to Larnaca with British Airways on a flight scheduled for 11:40. Earlier that morning, I unnecessarily woke up around 3:30; more than 8 hours before take off. Unable to return to sleep, I finally sat…

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    Clip, Clip, Clip…

    What noise gets your teeth on edge? Is it scraping of a sharp object across the blackboard? Could it be the drip, drip sound of a water tap? Maybe it is slurping soup, or the leaking sound from the headphones…

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    Olympic Athletes First Please…

    “Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, once again we would like to apologise for the delay to our flight BA663 to London Heathrow Airport. We will now begin by boarding all those who require special assistance such as those in wheelchairs…

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    How To Get a Car Upgrade

    Overheard at one of the car rental desks, Malpenza Airport, Italy: Assistant: Can you please fill in your details on this form? Middle-aged Customer: Yes Assistant: You have not filled in the place of birth sir Middle-aged Customer: It’s Haifa…

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    The Burden of Luggage

    Whatever mode of transport brings you to the airport; you are hurriedly ejected from the taxi, bus, tram, train or the car of a loved one so they can get on with their lives without you for a while. You…

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    Airports Without Passengers

    Without wishing to be elitist about these things, I have a question: whatever happened to exclusive airport business lounges these days? There was a time when these little oases of civility and sobriety were a sanctuary from the noise, hustle…

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    Check Out This Check-In

    Here is a question to those who travel a fair bit and whenever possible they check in online: Why do we bother to check in on line? I am sure the answer is likely to be: “to save time”, or…

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