Oh Well...Off on holiday again!!
Trip Start Jun 11, 2008
349Trip End May 14, 2009
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We got a lift off the Outlaws....sorry, I mean In-Laws, to Luton airport today. Really good of them to drop us off - personally, I just think they wanted rid of us for a few days!! We arrived at the airport well in time for our flight, so it was necessary to visit the local alcoholic beverage establishment that resided in the departure lounge.
As we had already checked in online and printed off our boarding pass - to avoid more Ryanair charges - it was really easy to cruise straight through to the departure lounge as we had no bags to check in either. This was another ploy to avoid more Ryanair charges. It won't be long before they start saying "If engines are required on this flight, that will be an extra £10 per person", "If you would like a life jacket under your seat...an extra fiver please" and ultimately, "If a pilot is required on this flight, please note there will be an additional £15 charge per person"!!
Mock as you will, they are going to try and charge for everything soon. If they do go ahead with the toilet charge, I am going to make sure I need a banging sh*t before I board the plane, that's for sure!! Mind you, I wonder if it's a different price for a number one or a number two....and how will they know what you've done?!!!
OK, enough of Ryanair bashing. The flight was a pretty easy three hours and we did arrive 20 minutes early to be fair - the pilot must have known a short cut I suppose.
When we arrived at Malta airport, the bus services had ceased for the evening so we had to grab a taxi. It was a bit expensive but as Claire had given us detailed instructions to the apartment, it was all pretty straight forward. Also, it was a nice change to give directions to the taxi driver in English and him understand us. We still got out the taxi and thanked him in Portuguese though!!! Just can't do all this multi-lingual stuff!
We then spent the evening catching up with Claire & Simon. They have a lovely apartment - it is actually the penthouse of the block they are in, but they don't like to call it that for some reason. Inside it has two bedrooms and is very spacious. There is a long balcony down one side of the apartment and then a large terrace out to the front with sun lounges and table & chairs out there. As we have planned to do nothing for 6 days, this will be a perfect base.