If you have followed my travels you'll know I fly long distances quite a lot.
I love airports where I can watch planes arrive and depart, wondering where they
came from or are flying off to, east, west, north, south………to all corners of the world.
Some airlines paint their planes with brilliant colors, decals, logos, swooshes and lettering.
On the tarmac at London's Heathrow, a gigantic airport with planes landing and taking off continuously,
most colorful was Thai Airways which I have flown on and found to be an excellent airline.
Photo taken from the lounge window.
Classic now reigns for British Airways planes again. Some years back, in the late 90's, they
painted their tail-fins in controversial designs which did not fare well with traditionalists.
Being the world's largest hub for British Airways, there were rows and rows of their planes
at Heathrow - I took this pic as we were positioning for take-off.
Eight hours later, after a very smooth flight across the pond, I was looking down on
North Carolina. Having a daily direct flight London to Raleigh is a joy - we are
so thankful for this easy access to Europe.
I've come back with a horrible chest cold and laryngitis - for once I'm quiet!
Hope to catch up with everyone soon - will be sharing much more of the
fabulous Baltic cruise and my time in the UK.