Thought for the day…” I used to have a handle on life, but it broke”.
” I am not a complete idiot…some parts are missing”.
Over the years, I have experienced lots of airlines, and lots of airports. I recently go to fly with the Brazilian budget airline GOL, who promote themselves as Gol Intelligent Airlines. Actually a pleasant experience, as they had clean aircraft, good customer service and sensible check in procedures. Nice to find a budget airline that is cheap but good, and also one that seems to be trying. The same cannot be said for Berlin airports.
I had the misfortune to have my first experiences of the 2 Berlin airports, Schonefeld and Tegel. It is very clear why Berlin needs the new airport, although in the news this week is seems that it will not open until 2018 at the earliest. Would you believe that at Berlin Tegel TXL airport, that they are using a tent as a departure hall for flights heading to places like Belgrade and Minsk?? Admittedly, it is the sort of tent that they use for exhibitions and functions, but a tent it is. Hard to believe that the capital city of Germany, an advanced nation, is forced to resort to using tents at its main airport. And the fiasko of the new Berlin airport, greatly overbudget, extremely late and seemingly, not near to ever opening……not very German at all. The good people down the autobahn in Munchen, Bayern, know how to run a good airport, as do the Swiss with Zurich airport.
But still at the top of the list must be Singapore Shanghi Airport SIN. Normally top in all the surveys of the world’s best airports (and for good reason t00), it is a real pleasure to use. It is one airport that I am happy to have a long stopover in. I cannot say the same about the tents in Berlin Tegel !!!
Two photos of Brazilian birds for the pictures today, and both taken with the Fuji X-E1 camera.
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