I’m offering up the mornings frustrations and irritation in reparation for the Synod (“walking together”).
Apart from having to leave and leave before 4 for the sake of the early flight, the weather was horrific again this morning (have you seen the news?), and at the airport there was extreme chaos. The chaos was the result of the Alitalia personnel setting up no signs indicating the sort of line you needed. Some were checked and had to drop bags, some were Priority (moi meme), some needed full check. Eventually I determined the right point to penetrate the scrum. Languid indifference to customers would aptly characterize the employees at the counters.
And, you would think that people would have their ID ready. No? Any mental anticipation? The slightest situational awareness?
At the gate, same problem as before. No signs to show what line you needed. I asked a drone about Priority. He referred me and others to the Priority line. When I asked him to show us the sign, he seemed to get my point.
Anyway, this is the sort of thing that the Left wants. They want socialism. When airlines are run by governments this is the service you get. This is an Airfrance flight but it is handled by Alitalia on the ground: enough said.
I have a decent layover in Paris, so some delay won’t be too much of a concern.
Patience and painkillers.
But hey! Rome was great! It’s the coming and going that challenge.
I guess my reparation might have been somewhat attenuated a little.
Compare these to Delta. Hah.
The fussing children over whom europarents are exercising no comfort of control are way in the back.
We just heard an announcement that the flight staff will be with us all the way to Chicago, which strikes me as a good idea, since this is a non -stop to Chicago.