There’s gotta be a oneworld way – The Spanish Solution? Run Dear Fellow…
In this epic:
- OTAs: I really hate them…
- To Heathrow, BA Galleries South
- BA485 Heathrow to Madrid
- The Spanish Solution? Run dear fellow…
- IB6275 Madrid to Chicago
- Radisson O’Hare
- Evening Photographic Test: Apple iPhone 7
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Lunch with RenesPoints
- Back to O’Hare
- AA710 Chicago to Dublin
- When Irish eyes are waking up
- BA4465 – Dublin to London City Airport
- Adventures home
- One World?
With me off the plane, the priority changed – rather than sauntering along, the option that was needed was to run.
Thank you A321!
Move it people! This is a Spanish Solution not some sort of Spanish Inquisition.
When transiting at Madrid, it’s important to double check where you’re departing from as the airport is split into different sub-terminals. Thankfully, I know that all USA bound flights leave from the RSU segement of the terminal – so it was a matter for me to follow the signs.
To the Salida and RSU!
That way to RSU!
When I was here last time, only one lane was open. This time – two lanes were open, and staffing was up to full strength. As a result – I was cleared and processed through transit security in a grand total of 5 minutes flat.
That’s a record for me.
Once through transit security – it’s a matter of clearing the hell that is duty free. And it’s a proper full-on duty free maze.
Whilst I wasn’t worrying about making the plane in time, I was worried clearing duty free intact. Thankfully, the queues thinned out, and I headed for the gate.
Oh god. Get me through this fast.
Thank god. The salida.
From there is was a case of high tailing it to the U gates – where the A330 would be waiting for me.
Thankfully there are travelators all over the airport to get you from gate to gate. Which is nice.
Eventually I came up to the U gate clearance zone for USA flights.
This is used for clearing passengers, making sure everything adds up and doing the usual pre-departure checks to make sure you’re not doing any naughty stuff in the USA.
Once cleared, I headed for the gate where group 2 were waiting to board. I was cleared through thanks to my status, and was allowed to head to board the plane.
Well I would had, exept boarding was taking more than a few minutes.
Poorly managed boarding solution of the day…
The waiting Airbus A330-300.
But for those with short connections… the Spanish Solution is very simple. Run. Fast. And pray things go your way.
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