Flying...

21 February 2015

Dear friend,

Tomorrow I fly to the UK with my kids. Alone... (Hubby has to work.)

Do people really understand that it takes a week of planning? The house is clean. The beds are changed. The ironing is done. Cases stand packed. We have it marked on the calendar and have been counting down the sleeps...

The message on my phone tells me that it is time to check-in! Panicked searching for passports and loyalty cards ensues. Then the baggage...

Why have companies decided to cash in on their loyal customers again by forcing us to pay for the luxury of checking in our cases? Shit, I forgot about this!!!

Time to repack; in 2 hand luggage cases. Need a trip to the shops for the cute toiletries (will one bottle of deo be enough?) Can I manage 2 bags? Should I give the boys a back pack or will O be too flustered at baggage check???

The little man has his birthday in the UK. That means extra 'stuff', can I fit everything in on the way back? To be safe I better go and buy a new hand luggage case...

God all this stress because some money grabbing bloody airline has changed its policy. Just pay the extra 30€ per case...

No, it's a matter of principle. And on a massive positive, I don't have to wait at a huge line for check-in and more importantly neither does my big lad.

Which brings me to another point Mr or Mrs airline. My autistic son waits in that line for what to him feels like an eternity...

Where is your disabilities policy? I can ask for help when I book but we are capable of walking to the gate. I don't need a lift there!

My son's disability can not be seen but it is there! Any help to reduce his (and my) stress, waiting in a never ending line of hot, harassed people, checking their passports every too minutes, ramming their trolleys into the backs of our legs and staring, judgementally at my too loud and fidgety children...would be appreciated.

I am traveling with 2 children (one autistic, 1 aged 5) checking a case is not a luxury it is a necessity and one that we should not be charged for!!!

Rant over. Cases repacked. Fingers crossed I won't forget anything and it isn't a bumpy ride!

Family and friends. Here we come...





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