The best thing about giving advice, in this case aisle seats, is that you don’t have to follow it yourself.
And yes, I would have been better with a window seat so I could have looked out over Saint Lucia before we landed.
Jerry, the Big Rapper, who entertained us all in Wabi Rum in Jordan earlier this year, had promoted his island big time.
But here was I missing sight of the mountain that announces Saint Lucia to the world.
Saint Lucia is one of two alternative stop-offs on your Virgin Atlantic flight from London Gatwick to Tobago.
Tantalisingly, you wait on the plane for about an hour for a new crew to come aboard for the 20-minute trip to Tobago.
And never get off… still, can’t complain because Tobago is reward enough.
And yes, I’ve been entertaining you all with my adventures which put Robinson Crusoe’s to shame…
The eleven hours will fly by with good food, wine and movies.
But I’m remembering why I prefer an aisle seat as my colleague Anthony was zonked out for most of the journey.
And I had to climb over him to get to the loo.
Thankfully he didn’t stir. Otherwise he’d have got a shock, waking up to me straddling him!
Ryanair’s Christmas gifts
I do wish airlines would stop putting on flights to the same city, London in this instance, on at the same time…
It was Athens with Lufthansa and Lufthansa and Aegean Airlines out of Munich during the summer… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/09/20/flyday-friday-averting-a-greek-disaster/.
And I was less lucky on that occasion, ending up missing my connection.
Either they all change or I grow a brain.
I got myself in a pickle (again) between the Ryanair flights to London Gatwick and London Heathrow.
Cut me some slack… I hadn’t had any sleep, it being the early flight.
Still Ryanair did help me out of a booking mix-up when I was arranging tickets from Dublin for my Tobago trip.
Connections? I’ve got a loose one.
Better direct flights then. Ryanair www.ryanair.com has these Christmas crackers for travel in the New Year.
London from €9.99, Goteborg (which you and I know as Gothenburg) from €9.99, Cologne from €12.99, Luxembourg the same and Warsaw and Santander from €14.99..
Now, I’ve a Travel buddy who says he won’t go to the US while ‘that man’ is in charge.
By the same principle he won’t then be going to the UK. London is one of the world’s great cities and whoever inhabits No.10 Downing Street you won’t keep me away.
And here are some precious memories… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/06/23/carole-king-youre-beautiful/. And https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/07/31/londons-punch-and-judy-show/
MEET YOU IN THE SKIES