These people must be spending some serious money on rent!!
I didnâ€™t manage to get any sleep on the plane. I read the newspaper, ate the little sandwich that they gave us and looked out the window. There was a peculiar guy sitting in next to me who seemed to need half of my space as well as his own to read his newspaper. Come on guys! A little consideration!! Eventually he finished his newspaper.
Munich has a nice airport. Itâ€™s new and sleek and clean. There are also a number of little smoking cubicles sponsored by Camel (and an enormous one sponsored by Winston) for those so inclined. Theyâ€™re isolated, but you can smell the cigarette smoke anyway. There are also little stations with complimentary coffee and tea at all of the gate areas.
There are a surprisingly large number of people wearing surgical masks inside the Munich airport.
The swine flu epidemic is certainly making people nervous. Maybe 5% of the people are wearing such masks. Are they effective? I donâ€™t think so. They probably make people feel better. I read that the most important thing to do in avoiding colds and the flu in general is to wash your hands!
The flight from Munich to Rome is with Lufthansa. I am surprised that they only offer newspapers in Italian... When I get to Rome Iâ€™ll have to wait for about two hours for the kids to arrive. Iâ€™m thinking about what to do, what theyâ€™ll enjoy, that we need to get up very early tomorrow to avoid a terrible line at the Vatican Museums (couldnâ€™t get the tickets on line).