There’s a reason why idyll, a Greek word, is our go-to expression for something to which we aspire.
Because Greece has long been our idyll… from Homer to Lord Byron to Shirley Valentine to Mamma Mia!
And so we should be beyond excited at the proposal of an air bridge between the UK and Hellas.
Nice and Easy does it
It’s the airports we whizz through and never get to see the destination that most intrigue.
Nice is a hub en route to the French Riviera The Boat D’Azur and an onward cruise https://www.google.ie/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2020/01/21/smooth-sailing-around-the-western-med/amp/.
But Nice should also be explored in its own right.
And I was all set to do just that before a press mission to see how Nice had recovered from the Bastille Day bombing was cancelled.
Nice is the only route out of the UK, from Gatwick.
Now I know they have a Promenade des Anglais but I’m sure they won’t mind an Ecossais.
How to fly again
So what will our flying experience look like?
Our friends at Ryanair have laid out a plan.
And actually some of it will make the experience more pleasurable.
Because wearing masks will mean you won’t have to make small talk with strangers.
And that’ll be doubled down with social distancing.
You’ll be asked to take your temperature before you leave the house and may be required to have it taken again at the airport.
Which is fine by me as my temperature just about returns to normal when I’m at the gate after all my zooming about.
For more information visit www.ryanair.com and remember from July 1 they will be flying 1,000 flights a day.
MEET YOU IN THE SKIES