Overall check-in went smoothly this time, which is not always the case. Often you try to figure out where to go, find a machine, start to enter to check a bag, and then they tell you, oh, no, you've got to walk 500 feet to some other area (which happened at Schipol).
But then brain-fart city trying to get through security, where there was no line but took forever and a long conversation between the agent and just two women, which sounds like just friendly chit-chat.
Yeah, Ekk is where I ate, but superoverpriced. And how about some place to sit?
Could also just be Air France.
That 777-300 on AF in economy has very uncomfortable seats--very thin.
Curious thing on my three-day jaunt to AMS from CDG. No problem going. But at Schipol for the return to CDG, the machine would not accept my passport. I gave it to the woman there at the computer set up, and she didn't indicate anything was wrong, except that I had to walk a long way with the luggage to check it, even though there were AF desks right there.
So I go to check-in and check a bag, and the woman asks me when my flight back the US is. I sez, why is that relevant now? She sez, well, you might need a Visa to get into Paris. I sez in about two weeks. Oh, OK, you're all set.
Does this make any sense whatsoever I her part? AF agent is enforcing the Schengen rules? Wa? And can't she see when I entered by the stamp on my passport or on her screen? And she can't see my AF flight back to the US on my AF account?
So I assume this is why the machine didn't like my passport scan?
But wouldn't it be passport control to monitor this, not the airline for the Schengen rules?
Also about 35 minutes late taking off because of some air controller issue/shortage/walkout. But we arrived in the US on time, I think.
Avoid Durkin at Logan for a place to eat. The worst service ever--and the jokers tried to charge me $4 extra on my credit statement, which I got back pretty quickly because I had a picture of my receipt.