I blog when I go abroad, and occasionally when I do stuff in the UK too. There's a nicer interface over here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I love it when a plan comes together

Hi, does this boarding pass give me access to this lounge?

Have you just transferred from an international flight?

No, I haven't.

Then I'm afraid not Sir.

OK, I thought so. So, I have a BA Executive Club card, now this one is blue but I've been travelling for the last two weeks and should by now have been updated to silver, is it possible for you to check that for me?

Sure thing. [tappity tappity tappity] Oh wow, whoa, my God. Sir, with that itinerary you can come straight in. Jeez, look at all these places!

Damn right! Sydney terminal 3 Qantas lounge ahoy. Biggest problem I have is that there don't appear to be any plug sockets for me to leech power from so I don't have time to write a lot at the moment, nor upload photos. 45 minutes battery left and that's probably too liberal an estimate :-( A couple of things from my first few days in Sydney last week spring to mind though, that went unmentioned before: Sydney's 4 main terrestrial TV channels are called 2, 7, 9 and 10. TVs automatically tune the channels to those channel numbers, leaving 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 empty. That's ridiculous. And, at the zoo, one of the snakes we saw was solar powered. According to the info about it it lies in the sun doing nothing until its brain heats up enough to give it a kickstart, after which it's equipped to control the rest of its bodily functions, ie moving, killing, and eating. Fantastic.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Most of the world use channel numbers that match the frequency allocations. It's the UK that is unusual in having Channel 4 on channel 30 in London, 53 in Oxford, 21 in Southampton etc.