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Isn’t this how everyone boards RyanAir?

Apparently a RyanAir passenger was late for his flight and decided to run for his plane on the tarmac. CNN may be shocked, but to me, this is basically how one normally boards RyanAir.

I wrote about this airline in my book. We took it only once and decided NEVER AGAIN!

To board a RyanAir plane, the normal procedure is to make a mad dash across the tarmac to the two sets of stairs leading to the front and rear of the plane. Because seats are not assigned, people push aside the elderly and infirm to get a prime position.

Granted, the plane still had stairs and WANTED us to board for our one experience with the airline, while the man in the news story seems to be chasing a moving plane, but I still say it doesn’t seem that much of a stretch from normal RyanAir boarding procedures.

And to emphasize my point, RyanAir actually let the man on the plane.

Article here: http://tinyurl.com/h6slz5k

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Dulles -steampunk or old and freaky?

So apparently at Dulles airport, when you need to get from one terminal to another, you ride in a boat/car/train. I have never seen this in my life. First of all, it’s extremely slow, non-practical and insane. Second, we are in 2016, right? Is Dulles aware that other forms of transportation technology exist?  It also raises up and down very slowly when it gets to the terminal. Is there anyone who can explain how this ever seemed like a good idea?

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These kids and their fancy bananas.

I had a test today in my Swedish class.  It was a writing test.  Out of the two topics given, I chose, “Write an opinion letter to your local paper to either support or complain about an airport being built close to your house.”

It started out well.  I discussed the stress of noise and recent studies on heart attacks related to traffic sounds.  But I didn’t feel passionate enough to say much more about the matter.  That’s when I started to write in the persona of an angry 90-year old woman.  I complained that people shouldn’t travel and if they can’t get somewhere on a bike, then they should just stay home.  I complained that the airport is full of teenagers and I didn’t want them being loud in my area.  I complained that people waste money flying to far away places bringing back things like exotic bananas.  Back in my day, we didn’t need these fancy bananas and neither do kids today! My friend, Marge, has never been out of Stockholm in her life and she’s quite happy, thank you.  So not in my lawn!  But if you want to build it across town, be my guest.

Now I just sit back and wait for my grade.  I also wait for the verdict from the teachers.  Do they think I’m funny, or will they quietly ask me to leave the classroom and take away all of my sharp items?

(By the way, the banana thing is based on my husband always telling me how Sweden didn’t have bananas when he was young.)

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