Ada and I are waiting in Heathrow for our connecting flight to Berlin . I’m having a beer , having overcome my frugal rules and paid the exorbitant price for a pint . Luckily they still use pounds here in Inglaterra and I haven’t been keeping up on the exchange rates . I have a few euros , thinking for the last few days that they have converted to euros . Ada reminded me that they haven’t .
Doesn’t matter . When you buy anyting at any airport anywhere in the world you are being gouged outrageously. That’s the way it is . If it isn’t , then I might be wrong ; it might be my prejudice .
We left LAX from United terminal . We showed up at the Tom Bradley terminal for our international flight : United to London and Lufthansa to Berlin. I think it called itself United Alliance . When our ride dropped us off at the Bradley terminal the Lufthansa clerk didn’t have a clue where we supposed to go . ” Maybe try Air Berlin ” she told us .
We lugged our bags all the way to the United terminal , number 7 , about as far from the Tom Bradley terminal as is possible at LAX . Thank you United ! I knew you wouldn’t let us down ! “Alliance ” , my _ _ _ ! I’m not sure if you remember when you and LOT were in “alliance” for our disastrous flight to Poland a couple of years ago? I knew you were trouble . It was our own fault to book another flight with you .
But , we made our connections . So far .
I was thinking , mistakenly as it happened , that I might get a complimentary whiskey on an international flight . I gave up my idea of bringing on a couple of those tiny sample bottles . The TSA allows those , by the way . Not enough liquid in them to worry anyone . Those little bottles are what United is willing to sell passengers for seven dollars . I passed . I’m not made of money . If I were , I think , on the other hand , that I’d still reject that kind of highway robbery . I think it’s repulsive . Maybe it’s just me .