Actually I think they do. In which case, I’m in a whole heap of trouble. Over the last two days I’ve spent more hours than I care to remember in transit at Stockholm airport. I was on my way to Mariehamn in Åland, Finland for the board meeting of …
Actually I think they do. In which case, I'm in a whole heap of trouble.
Over the last two days I've spent more hours than I care to remember in transit at Stockholm airport. I was on my way to Mariehamn in Å
land, Finland for the board meeting of Acta Radiologica
. Apparently, the easiest way to get there is to fly to Stockholm, hang around the airport for 4.5 hours and then take a 33-seat propeller plane to Å
Basically in the time it would take a regular flight to get to Jamaica, I was only about 3 hours away from London.
There's not a whole lot to do at airports, especially when you have such a long time to wait until your next flight. I wandered around the shops for a while – anyone who knows me knows that it only takes about 10 minutes for me to get bored and look for something else to do. I think I've had more sandwiches in the last two days than I've had in the last month – one on the flight to Stockholm, one at Stockholm airport (with a pint), one during my lunch meeting, one at Stockholm airport (again – with a Coke this time) and one on the flight back to London. That's a lot of bread! After my Stockholm sandwich during my return transit, I still had 3 hours to kill. As I wandered up to the gate. I passed another cafe and contemplated sitting down and having something there too – but then thought again!! That was definitely the boredom speaking…
I was OK once I'd started reading at the gate, but to think of all the other calories I could have consumed at the airport is quite frightening!