Examining the new at AIX18 – Home James…
- Other airports exist other than Heathrow
- Did I mention I hate suitcases? Off to Birmingham Airport
- FlyBe BE7109 Birmingham to Hamburg
- Into Hamburg
- The IBIS Budget St Pauli
- Aircraft Interiors Expo – A look back at the coverage
- The Crystal Cabin Awards 2018
- Late Hike back to Hamburg Airport
- FlyBe BE7110 Hamburg to Birmingham
- Home James
- Innovation is key. Also being prepared
With the plane parked at the gate, I thought we would be heading into the terminal. Instead, we were transferred to a bus.
And of course – this being Birmingham Airport – only one bus was used. The bus drove from the EuroHub all the way round to Main terminal to process the evening arrival. Wonderful.
I headed to the ePassport gates, and managed to break them.
With the ePassport rejected, I was cleared into the UK manually. With that, I followed the signs through luggage, through the green customs channel and the last duty-free shop – and to the landside area of Birmingham Airport.
I checked the time, and lets just say I wasn’t in the mood to deal with trains (in addition, there was a 30 minute wait for the last train of the night). Weighing up the options, it was easy – pay for a Uber.
I hailed one, and headed out of the terminal, and to the pickup/dropoff zone
There was a 5 minute wait, but a Toyota Prius turned up. I shoved eventually
I dumped my trash in the back seat – and for once – rode up front for the ride home.
The driver wasn’t in the mood to deal with local traffic – and took the A45/M42/M6/Aston Expressway route into the city. Not that I was objecting at this point (I would had just gone down the A45 into the city… but it’s littered with speed cameras – a taxi drivers best friend…).
Eventually, the driver pulled up to the gates of my flat… and I headed indoors
Except when I got home, someone was NOT happy I left them behind….
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