I should have been on a plane last night instead of in my bed in St. Petersburg!
But...I was glad to not be stranded in an airport somewhere.
It all started with the snow in Europe. As usual, I didn't pay much attention until I realized that it might affect me personally.
The timetable didn't show any changes, but when I got all the way through security and up to the check-in desk...2 hr delay. Okay, I'll deal with it. Then they asked if I was sure I wanted to check my bags all the way through. Were things THAT bad?
I weighed the consequences: a) get stuck in London for a few days with no change of clothes or b) have to lug my suitcase around everywhere and possibly recheck it during my increasingly short layover.
I decided I would rather be grubby and just buy whatever essentials I'd need if I got stuck. Computer cable+Kindle recharger in my suitcase could spell potential boredom and frustration if lost, but I just did not need my carry-on to be any heavier than it was.
Next stop: passport control. A very strange experience, this time around. read more/-