Just off the plane from Munich. Wondering if that high-speed walkway in the new Terminal One is ever going to work.
Meanwhile, on the old slow one, a disembodied voice purrs out every once in a while, "While on the moving walkway, please stand to the right to allow passengers who want to walk to pass safely on the left.''
But I wish they'd have Mr. Disembody add, "Oh yeah - when you get out on the road in your car, you might consider doing the same thing.''
Airports - you wonder why there aren’t more crashes around there. Half the traffic is there all the time, always in a rush, and know exactly where they're going. Taxis, limos, shuttle busses.
The other half is people right off the plane, filled with the joys of modern air travel (and maybe some of the free booze in Business Class), they may never have been in Toronto before, and are probably driving a rental car with which they are totally unfamiliar.
Recipe for disaster?
Keep your heads up, my friends.
And while on the subject of airports, there can be no worse modern polluter than a jet aircraft. But couldn't some of those taxis, limos and shuttle busses at least make a half-hearted gesture towards the environment by not idling their vehicles 24/7?
And Park 'N Fly - do you have such disrespect for the environment AND for your customers' vehicles that you leave them idling while said customers bail them out? As I never tire of repeating, idling an engine is just about the worst thing you can do to it, especially when it’s cold.