What is there to dislike about a flight where there’s no queue at check-in, where you’re called to the gate early, set off punctually and arrive at your destination before you should?
If it was a British Airways flight I wouldn’t have a problem, but we were flying Easy Jet from Gatwick North to Malaga. So what do I hate apart from the hideous orange and grey? I hate having to decide months before on what luggage I’ll take. This is why on our recent trip, I was enjoying an early morning cup of tea waiting for our taxi when because I had the time, I checked the tickets for the umpteenth time. What did I discover? When I booked the tickets three months earlier, I’d thought that because we were only away for five nights, I’d check-in one big bag. I have an aversion to travelling on hand luggage only – mainly because Peter Rabbit has to travel with us in a rucksack and as he’s a little large, it doesn’t leave much room for clothes.
However, when we packed, initial thoughts went out of the window and I decided two small bags would be better for the train journey from Malaga to Seville. However the bags were rather full and we changed to one large and one small case. So with the taxi due to arrive any minutes, I was squashing everything into the large bag whilst my partner brought the bathroom scales downstairs, because he was worried about the 20kg limit.
Still we arrived early in Malaga, our return flight was equally trouble free and arrived 30 minutes early at Gatwick South meaning we missed the Friday evening rush hour traffic.
Introducing allocated seating was a huge step forward, if only they’d let me chose my luggage allowance nearer the time. Oh, and get rid of the orange and grey.