I get out of bed at 5.30 yesterday morning, shower, get dressed, have half a coffee and leg it out the door. The cab driver waited patiently as I had squished the last remaining item of clothing into my hand luggage – as we weren’t checking bags in.
On the way to the airport, the cab slides a little on the ice but the main road is clear and the traffic is buzzing along. The taxi driver is in good form,I’m in good form after deciding to make the most of my trip to Berlin.
I get to the airport, get a Starbucks, sit down in the coffee shop and take some photos of the departure board, then go to meet the other 32 people from college who are travelling to Berlinale!
We meet up, everyone is buzzing, though I only know a handful of these people, everyone is chatty and looking forward to a great weekend! As we had checkin online we went to the departure gate, took off our boots and got xrayed.. Then to Gate D62..
So our flight was due to leave at 9.20am .. 9.45 came and went , the flight before us still waiting patiently to board. We sat on the floor of the departure ‘lounge’, laughing, chatting, enjoying the company.. its now 11.30am
Flights start getting cancelled.. one kid passes sobbing.. ‘Stupid Airport! its a stupid airport Mummy!’ , but lots of flights are taking off.. All Other airline flights that were delayed seem to be now sitting on the runway waiting to take off.. not Ryanair… more flights are cancelled..
The Departure Board then says our flight has been changed to D72, at least its movement! Myself and my mate Alan decide at this stage we need proper food, we go in search of somethin more than a muffin or sandwich. I call Claire and tell her we’re grabbing some food – call us if theres news.
The flight is cancelled because of ‘adverse weather conditions’ BULLSH!T! All of the other flights are now crusing out without a hitch apart from Ryanair!
There mabe a chance we can go on the flight in the morning (sat) at 630 – deadly at least its Berlin for two days.. er no the flight’s full. What will Ryanair do? nothing.. They should at least have a rep on the floor telling people whats goin on.
We were going away for the weekend, others maybe for family events, the sobbing crying and disappointment filled the room, making it an unhappy place. It just seems like Ryanair could not be arsed doing anything.. if its that bad get out of bed an hour early and make sure people can take off.. they just don’t care!
What’s worse I live 4km from the airport, I come home and while I’m watching TV and feeling sorry for myself, I can hear the planes taking off, the still air making their engines sound even closer. I should be on one of those!