I have an interesting trip coming up this week. On Friday I’ll fly from Seattle to Toronto, and thence to Dublin. I’ll be working at Amazon.com‘s Dublin facility from the 25th to the 28th, and on the 29th I’ll fly to Edinburgh. I’ll spend July 2nd and 3rd at the Amazon development centre in South Queensferry (where hopefully the weather will be better than my last visit!). Then on the Fourth of July, I’ll drive down from South Queensferry to Oxford, where I’ll spend a few days visiting my mother. ((Hopefully I’ll get to see Alec – and perhaps Jeff.)) And on the following Sunday I’ll brave the horrors of Heathrow and fly back to Seattle.
I’ll be flying on three different airlines:
- Air Canada for SEA-YYZ-DUB. This will be my first trip on AC, and also the first time in six years since I’ve flown across the Atlantic in something as small as a 767.
- Aer Lingus for DUB-EDI, I have fond memories of EI. My very first flight was LHR-DUB in an Aer Lingus Viscount, back in 1960. (We were going on holiday to a farm in Donegal, and my mother took it into her head to fly to Dublin and drive up to Fanad.) And then on July 9, 1998 I flew DUB-BOS in an EI A330; for some reason I got upgraded, and it was possibly the best transatlantic flying experience I’ve ever had.
- British Airways for LHR-SEA. What can I say? When they’re good, they can be great… but in recent years that’s been the exception rather than the rule. At least it’s a direct flight.