Thursday, September 18, 2008

More travelling

I am officially on vacation. I left from Ottawa at 6:45, and arrived in Regina at around 11 (which, due to the time change, is 6 hours later).

On the way, I walked through the new portion of the Ottawa airport. Somewhere around 2003, Ottawa built a new building to replace the old airport, but it didn't quite work out that way - the old terminal remained in use. This summer they finally replaced the old terminal with a new section of the new terminal. It must have opened recently, since I was in the airport less than 2 months ago & I didn't notice it then.

I also must look suspicious, because about 30% of the time I get an extra security check. Most of the time they do a particulate check on my carry on luggage. This time they did a random pat down. Luckily, I was early so I had lots of time.

My first flight was late, which means that my 30 minutes in Calgary turned into 5 minutes in Calgary. As a result, I got to be one of the first people off the plane (despite sitting in row 15). Then I walked off of one plane and directly on to the next plane. Amazingly, my luggage made it as well. I love WestJet.

1 comment:

  1. I always get the extra security attention in European airports - Brussels and Heathrow specifically. I get pulled behind the curtain of doom. It's not good. They are obviously wary of us crafty Canadians.