I feel I know Franz J Strauss better now than my own wife.

Having spent a good bit of time with him on four visits to his airport in the last couple of weeks.

Franz J is not from the illustrious musical Strausses, the elder of whom gave his name to Vienna Airport.

He was in fact a former President of Bavaria.

And were he alive today I’d want to ask him why men have to walk down three flights of stairs beside Gate B15 to get to the loo.

Hopping on one leg

While the women’s lav is on the same level.

You see it’s just that I don’t want to be caught with my pants down running up the steps.

To try to catch my connecting flight…

Again.

I’ve flown Lufthansa http://www.lufthansa.com out from Dublin and then Lufthansa operating with Aegean.

Or I should have done had I not missed that connection and, luckily thanks to Dani, was given a later connection when I missed that.

Then Ryanair http://www.ryanair.com out now and Aer Lingus http://www.aerlingus.com back.

Choose from these or any other major airline. I’m trying to complete the set. https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/08/01/hungry-and-thursday-the-munich-beerfest/

Dublin or Dubai?

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Talking of our national airline carrier… they want to fly out for less.

Pitching their latest offer as ‘From Madrid to Munich, Malaga to Manchester, you can save up to 30% on winter flights’ got me thinking about being in two places at once.

Apart from the fact that I struggle to be in one place at once.

But while I was away in Austria I could have been in Dubai where I was invited to or Madrid which also cam my way.

Neither of which I have visited but hope to for different reasons.

In fact I very nearly did find myself in the queue for Dubai… those pesky abbreviations.

Qatar’s the star… and Sydney too

Opera in the buff. Photo by Mudassir Ali on Pexels.com

All the Middle Eastern airways will fly you out there to that metropolis and further afield such as Australasia.

Now you won’t see it in this picture but my mate Fugee lives next door to the Sydney Opera House.

Fugee, or Ian as he was my Sports Editor (no, it was actually pretty much always Fufee) was the best manager I’ve ever had.

On account of him pushing me to get on the slippery career ladder. Before the bloody thing was pulled away from me a couple of months ago.

Heck, every cloud and all that and that’s why you’re reading these tales now.

Anyhoos, Qatar Airways http://www.qatarairways.com will fly you to Sydney for £733pp.

Now Qatar has been on our radar because Scotland are going to be there for the World Cup in three years time!

Remember Saturdays are This Sporting Weekend in your all-action Travel blog so make sure you’re there when the whistle blows….

https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/09/28/sporting-weekend-helping-you-over-the-line/. And https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/09/07/this-sporting-weekend-internationals/

Ryanair flyin’ there

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Of course it’s not just Ryanair who do red eyes but you’ll find the best fares bang in the middle of the morning so if you can handle not having any sleep.

Ryanair has up to €30 off return flights on a half a million sets to a bunch of destinations.

Including Athens from €14.99.

I’d have fancied that a couple of weeks ago instead of being stuck in Munich airport!

The offer is for travel, October to May 2020. The offer ends Midnight on Sunday.

MEET YOU IN THE SKIES

Published by funtime65

Lets dance! I’ve waltzed with Judy Murray, partied with Brian Lara, manned the barricades with Civil Rights leader Myrlie Evers and even unmasked The Donald as a mariachi fan. Join me (and my bandana) on a madcap tour of the world with the people who make it all possible, our wonderful travel providers.

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