I will be off for a couple of days for a short and much-awaited vacation! After the early morning caffeine induced study sessions, I am so looking forward to the relaxing holidays and leisure time with family and friends.
I love airports and train stations not just because they are a connecting channel for transporting me to my destination, it is much more because I almost always have someone at the arrivals of my destination to pick me up and drive me home/to my intended place. It has been very rare for me to go home alone. Even when I was living in Mumbai, just 500 km away from my city and would come home 2-3 times a month; hardly in 1-2 instances in 3 years did my dad not come to pick me up.
Normally my dad or a friend of mine would come and collect me from the airport. When my parents were traveling, one of my friends made sure to drop and pick them up from the airport without even contacting me and to be honest, I was awed by the gesture 🙂
Once it so happened that I had scheduled my international flight to Mumbai to coincide with that of my friend’s domestic flight to Mumbai at the same terminal so both of us would land at approx. the same time. Unfortunately, my luggage never arrived as there were some baggage issues on my flight. An hour and a half later exhausted after filling so many forms, I walked towards the domestic arrivals to find my friend patiently waiting 🙂 Isn’t it such a warm gesture?
For me, arrivals are exciting, as I know someone is eagerly waiting for me to step out of the arrivals gate. What about you? What is your favorite airport moment?