Sunday, 3 June 2012

On air travel

Yes - this hasn't got any better.....

"It is a measure of the newness which still infects air travel that, although once in the air it completes a journey between two points with the utmost dispatch, at the same time it condemns travellers to dreary hours of waiting and preparation on the ground; to tiresome formalities with Customs, Exchange and Immigration controls at all kinds of places, and finally to cumbersome and ponderous journeys by road to and from aerodromes. It took us two hours after leaving Victoria, to get into the air."

- Laurens van der Post (1952) Venture to the Interior (The author was flying from Heath Row aerodrome)