If you've never been to Gibraltar, flying out of their airport is a pretty good way to see it.
The big Rock stands tall and proud at the edge of the water, looking down at all who passes the border into the tiny piece of land.
The impressive back-drop is inhabited by Barbary macaques, i.e: really really naughty monkeys (even naughtier than the ones I met at Longleat!) and is enriched with tons of history which dates back to the year 711!!!
It also has one of the scariest airports to fly to/from in the world!
So when your other half is terrified of flying - what better airport to depart from?
Another reason for choosing Gib airport is that it actually has a decent airline that flies in to London Heathrow.
What is it with Heathrow? It flies to every destination in the world except Malaga!
I'm stuck in a triangle between London Heathrow, Southampton and Bournemouth airport, neither which has great connections to Malaga.
Too many times I've been let down by Flybe (or Fly Maybe) in Southampton - I've had over 4 hours delays, cancellations and I don't think I've EVER left on time. It also has incredibly expensive prices and every time I fly with them I ask myself for what? It doesn't even begin to touch on BA's service and usually a Fly Maybe flight costs you up to £400 one way to Malaga - BA will fly you return to NYC for around the same price.
Bournemouth isn't so bad, but I cringe every time I fly with Ryanair. I can't fault them for keeping on time, but their cheesy jingle at landing makes me feel I'm on a fun fair ride and charging £15 to reserve a seat (£30 to reserve seats for a return!) makes me not want to book flights with them at all. So many times I've seen families with kids being seated apart because it's just too expensive too book 3 or 4 seats - not to mention if you're a family of five! And don't get me started on their website... They try to trick you and mislead you into paying for so many extras with every clic of a button! It makes me so angry!!
Then there is Heathrow - aka: BA HQ - modern, clean and impeccable service for any destination. Close to home, good parking and great airlines. Except to Malaga!
I ask myself why?!
Yes, Gatwick flies to Malaga at good prices but I don't fancy going on a 2 hour drive on the M25 prior to my 2 hour flight to Spain.
So this is my campaign to BA to introduce more LHR-AGP flights!
PLEASE ***Cheesy Grin***
Think of all the people living in the South West of England who don't have access to Gatwick or British Airways. Who are forced to start their holiday cramped in to a little budget airline, paying sometimes extortionate prices for then not to be able to sit with their loved ones, for their flight to be delayed or even cancelled!
What sort of start to the holiday is that?
I also hate the fact I can't collect air miles on low budget airlines. Let's not talk about Fly Maybe's air miles - they will only get you to Manchester or Scotland.
So please BA come back to Southampton airport, introduce more flights from Heathrow and make the people in the South West of the country happy once again!
Oh almost forgot! Outfit details:
Jeans - Asos
Shirt - H&M
Shoes & Bag - Mulberry