since 9/11, you can’t have fun or ‘dick about’ at airports without being given a cavity search or/and arrested. (granted, a good old cavity search can be a lot of fun).
but heres a fun game for the whole family, and it will save you valuable time or/and save you lugging those heavy suit cases an extra 125metres to the check-in or/and luggage drop off or/and passport control.
i loath those retractable barriers that make you snake up and down in predetermined routes for miles even though theres no one in the queue.
i rearranged some of the routes during a recent trip to luton airport.
(voted worst place in the world for the 14year in a row by me)
RE-arranging the barriers meant at least 20 people got to the actual counter, at least 30seconds quicker due to my ‘new route’.
…this man took the wrong option and ended up down one of my ‘dead ends’. i believe he missed his flight because of this delay and is still there. but as Francis Bacon (the 16th century philosopher or/and statesman) said :
“one mans folly is another mans fortune” (and visa versa). (and who wants to go to Cologne anyway)
these guys saved an extra 50metres of walking, by utilising my new formation of barriers. but then i was shouted at by a cock head in a yellow tabard who worked for Easy jet. He didn’t agree with my motives or the diagram i showed him. (see above)
why not play the RE-ARRANGE BARRIERS game yourself and form wondrous and inventive new patterns.
here are a few examples and templates you could follow.