Their colours are unmistakable – the superstars of the Etihad and Emirates.
Only I’m not talking about the footballers of Manchester City and Arsenal here but the staff.
And guess who only put the wrong picture on the wrong airline… I think I’d had too many shandies at a liquid lunch.
Of course plane spotters and frequent fliers know that it’s chocolate brown and purple for Etihad www.emirates.com.
And cream and red for Emirates www.etihad.com.
But I’m not here to talk about airline uniforms, though there would be no harm in it, and I will get back to you on that.
More importantly these behemoths of the skies are only getting us flying again.
Emirates will begin flying to and from Dublin from June 15.
Among 16 other cities to Dubai, the others being Bahrain, Manchester, Zurich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, New York JFK, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Hong Kong, Perth and Brisbane.
Check Emirates’ website for conditions and prices and keep updated on Ireland’s travel rules.
All’s well that ends well
There are worse ways to spend an afternoon than aboard an Etihad airplane in Dublin Airport.
Getting the full VIP treatment and winning air miles. Only I haven’t cashed them in yet.
But I will when the Scary One lets me get travelling again… and, no it’s nothing to do with COVID.
There’s always a big welcome from our friends at Etihad and they have introduced Wellness Ambassadors to deal with your every flying need.
Aer Lingus, the model airline
I’ve spent many a happy afternoon in the company of Ireland’s national airline carrier Aer Lingus https://www.aerlingus.com/html/home.html.
They showcased their own livery rebrand and new uniforms in the last couple of years.
And they continue to keep us occupied and enamoured with foreign destinations.
Virtually for now such as through Seattle and the Olympic National Park.
And the brilliant blue water blue water at Lake Crescent and hiking routes through Hoh Rain Forest only make us more impatient to get on that flight out to Seattle.
Now back to my lockdown indulgence, my complete series of Frasier.
MEET YOU IN THE SKIES