Serial travellers spend an inordinate amount of time in airports. Our well-travelled children are no strangers to the procedures and could probably negotiate their way through without an adult!
However, airports are rarely pleasant places to spend too much time.
It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the phrase, ‘as pretty as an airport.’ Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort.
~ Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, 1988.
[London] Heathrow has been described as the only building site to have its own airport.
I did not fully understand the dread term ‘terminal illness’ until I saw Heathrow for myself.
~ Dennis Potter
I was trampled to death by a man who believed his luggage would be the first piece off. If he were an experienced traveler, he would know that the first piece of luggage belongs to no one. It’s just a dummy suitcase to give everyone hope.
~ Erma Bombeck
Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren’t bad people, they’re just acquaintances.
~ Jay Leno