In Frankfurt airport. The temperature outside is 36 degrees…Fahrenheit. Sweater weather. Yesterday we were in NAIA Terminal 3, sweltering. NAIA 3 is not bad, but they really need to turn up the airconditioning because even we natives are melting. Yes, it’s the fault of climate change, but humans have invented airconditioning and our airports get maximum use. And they need more toilets because the toilet nearest our boarding gate was a 7-minute trudge away in the vaporizing heat.
Where our day went:
Trip by car from Makati to NAIA 3 at 11am usually takes 10-15 minutes but in heavy traffic: 38 minutes
Check-in, despite fairly short queues and Internet check-in option (with side trip to pay travel tax because ticket purchased in Europe): 52 minutes
Passport control (Terminal fee was waived): 5 minutes
Security check and X-ray at boarding gates: 3 minutes
Trudge to bathroom: 7 minutes
Queue for toilet: 5 minutes
Boarding for Singapore Airlines: On time
Departure: Delayed for 30 minutes, presumably due to runway traffic
Arrival in Singapore: On time.
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In Udine. Half-conscious.