You know they’re smiling behind their masks… and why wouldn’t they? Because Turkish Airlines are back flying us out of Dublin.
And believe me they’re a delight.
I have fond memories of being met by Mr Turkish Airlines wwwa.turkishairlines.ie Onur Gul at their desk before being flown out to exotic destinations… https://www.google.ie/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/08/12/atoll-tale-the-maldives/amp/ and Wham bam, thank you Hamam.
They’ll be flying twice a week for the remainder of this month and four times weekly in July.
I do hope that we’ll not stop talking to our fellow passengers just because we’re wearing masks.
I’ve met some lovely and fascinating people on flights.
And the odd Manchester United fan in TA’s famed business class with whom I’ve slept tops and tails and who has snored their head off.
You know who you are, Brian http://www.kuramathi.ie.
Passengers are a bit like needy lovestruck teenagers… stick with me here.
We need constant reassurance and validation.
And I’m happy to say that our airlines have been using this lockdown to tell us how much they love us.
I know, and love Virgin, from my fact-finding research trips to the Caribbean www.visitbarbados.org, www.visittobago.gov.tt and Let’s rumba in Barbados, My kiss with Rihanna and https://www.google.ie/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2020/03/17/ready-steady-goat-racing-in-tobago/amp/.
And I am delighted that they have been keeping us members of their Flying Club up to speed with how we’ll all be taking to the skies again soon.
Come August they’ll be planning to return to 17 destinations.
They’re all available to book now along with flights from New York JFK, Los Angeles and Hong Kong to London Heathrow, starting from July 20.
And here’s what to do when you get there, https://www.virginatlantic.com, www.visitlondon.com and The London life and https://www.google.ie/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2020/03/29/carole-king-youre-beautiful-londonwestend-musical/amp/.
No, I haven’t persuaded The Scary One to leave the delights of North Berwick near Edinburgh, I’m merely flagging up Edinburgh Airport’s http://www.edinburghairport.com reopened destinations.
And I’m glad to say they’re now flagging up other old favourites back on the schedule.
Taking to the Aer
And the last word is to back Aer Lingus’s www.aerlingus.com stance on the Irish Government’s latest direction of travel on quarantines.
While welcoming the lifting of the restrictions from July 9, they merely want clarity until then.
As one who would gladly queue overnight to get back, I echo their call. And all my airline friends who we appreciate even more, if that’s possible, now we’ve been seeing them less Flyday Friday – Airline angels with wings
MEET YOU IN THE SKIES