Monday, June 13, 2016

Italy Blog #2 - Airport Insanity

Welcome to the second blog of our trip to Italy!  We took the trip in May. This blog is about two of the airports we
Even Google appeared confused about the terminals!
flew through... that presented challenges: JFK in New York, and Charles DeGaul in Paris. This will give you a good idea about what to expect.

JFK AIRPORT - Fortunately, we had checked our bags all the way through. That helped because the JFK airport has limited signage and whatever signs there are, are poor. We flew into one terminal and struggled to find the International terminal and gate we needed to fly to Paris. Why? Because the terminals are NOT connected, and are not in order.
  For example, terminal one is not connected to terminal 2. You have to go OUTSIDE and follow a small sidewalk to get to the next terminal. Look on line and you'll see that terminal 6 of 9 isn't even listed.
  We couldn't find the way OUT of the terminal, as there were NO signs indicating "outside" or "downstairs" for Terminal X. We tried asking several people and they were rude or they just pointed and said "that way." We finally found an escalator down one level (unmarked) and went outside.
  We walked to the next terminal, which was the right one, and went through Security all over again.

ANOTHER ODDITY- When we got to Terminal 2 and we went to the gate listed, there was a line to go to a BUS on the tarmac outside. Turned out the bus took us to Terminal 4 for the flight. WHAAT??  The board said Terminal 2, and that gate. That was to get you to a shuttle from an airport gate. This was Bizarre. 

So, be warned. Next time you go to JFK, be aware that the signs and the employees likely won't help you find out where you need to go.

To keep this short, we got the same dis-service at the Charles DeGaul airport in Paris. No help, bad signage...and of course not sleeping on the plane didn't help. From there it was off to Venice!


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next