Back So Soon
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I t had always been planned as just a short trip, but it seemed no time at all since we had arrived at Belfast City Airport, and now we were back. Did get the pleasure of bumping into a crowd of people I used to work with, who had all been summoned over for a targets meeting,oh how I miss it :d, and took the opportunity to rub it in :D
Went to security check just before 6pm and it was mobbed, and took ages to get through and just had time to get a bottle of coke in the shop before the flight was called. Took off on schedule at 6-45pm.
With it being such a short flight the plane only reaches an altitude of 15,000 feet, and the cabin crew are normally released very quickly after take off, so knew when they were still left sitting in their seats that it was going to be a bumpy flight over to Scotland. Seat belt signs remained on for the entire flight, though the trolley dollies did get up and try to do a cabin service, but had to stop after 3 rows as the plane was now descending into Glasgow, and still manage to land 15 minutes early.
Having checked baggage had to go to the reclaim, and thought the worst as there were three flights up on the baggage carousel , but lo and behold ours was one off the first bags to appear. Made our way out to the outside pick up area and waited for lift home and were back in the house before 8pm.
Much has changed in Belfast in recent years, and with the amount of building wok going on there is still a move forwards. Still though divisions remain, but nothing like as bad as it used to be. There seem to be fewer murals these days, and apparently they are no longer allowed to paint the kerb stones in areas. A lot of the focus is on The Troubles, with it being such recent history, but there is a lot more to see in Belfast, but as I've found with other places over the years, it's probably worth going now before it changes completely and everybody wonders what all the fuss was ever about.