Travel People Watching – Airport Characters

Being processed through Gatwick airport one day, I indulged in a little people watching and was reminded of the many different characters that struggle through the departure lounges at airports daily. Airports may not seem the most interesting places to visit despite the number of reality television programmes that try to convince us otherwise. Apart from young children for whom …

Airport Security – The Insecurity of Inconsistency

Unless you are a diplomat, ‘hip-hop terrorist’ or celebrity diva airports are to be avoided, a necessary evil of travelling. In fact judging by recent media reports even the latter do not relish the prospect of being whisked through airport security while the rest of us are forced to wait in line, poor darlings. Whether regular travellers or infrequent fliers …