Virgin Blue in Australia has had a wicked time of it recently with computer problems virtually strangling their network. Today I was caught up in their problems, being delayed so long at the airport that I became a hobbit and had two breakfasts.
One of the things I got to notice this trip though was how much of an adventure flying somewhere was to many purple. As an old seasoned traveller, I’m somewhat jaded by the whole flight business but looking around the airport there were many who found it still an adventure.
Old ladies walking around and wanting to look at all the shops, old couples looking for a place to sit and grab a coffee, young kids wanting an already frazzled mum to get them something to do on the flight though it was just a one hope flight and some young guys off to Bali worrying about whether they will make their connection in Melbourne and what will happen if they don’t.
I’ve travelled a lot over the years and in some ways it was refreshing to see the excitement of those to whom air travel is still an adventure.