Flight Time 12.00 midday
Taxi Pickup 11.30am!
Journey to airport 5 minutes.
Baggage handler strolls out to meet us. Hands us 2 baggage tickets.
I’ll take your bags now and put them on the plane.
We check in, take our boarding passes and sit at ‘the gate’. There’s a coffee pot and water for passengers’ use.
Another couple arrives and that’s it – its a 14 seater but only 4 passengers travelling from Placencia.
11.55am – Ground staff member comes in and strolls over to us.
What colour boarding pass you got there?
He takes 3 steps to the door and makes his announcement:
Red boarding passes boarding now.
The 4 of us head off and take our seats on the plane. The captain turns around:
Seat belts please. And we’ll be flying over the sea so safety belts are under your seat.
12.00 Take off.
Now why can’t it always be like that!