I kept walking up and down the electrical walk way; the desire to forfeit my decision of leaving such a beautiful city behind was extremely high and confusing that I ended up walking in the opposite direction of the moving ground.
I kept saying ‘I love you London’ while I was checking the various teddy bears and gifts lined up on the shelves of the duty free shops.
London had been my on and off home for the last 4 and half years.
Working as a delivery cyclist for Deliveroo, Ubereats and Quiqup, I have learned so much about the city like I could fit everywhere in that cosmopolitan part of the world in my pocket.
Defying the odds of the discomfort of change, I succumbed to the walk way and followed in its direction.
After making it to gate 25, I read ”60 minute delay,” when my heart felt at peace and my tasting buds ordered my senses loudly ”Coffee time”
I invested 2 pounds with lots of warmth as this maybe my last of a very long visit to Costa Coffee.
I felt really bad, having my coffee and starring into the nothingness of the passenger packed gate area, I kept looking ahead until I remembered ”I better enjoy the coffee before it gets cold”
Then out of nowhere, or somewhere; a thought struck my line of thinking ”Why not make a film about your travel? How many times are you going to experience such time again? Never!” adding a noisy smirk at the gentleman reading a newspaper next to me.
With a maneuver not very different in technique from a black taeokondo belt-er during a fight, I dug out the selfie stick, my phone and zipped back the back pack all while holding the coffee cup with my left hand.
As they say ”Luck comes to those who are prepared” I got 3 free seats instead of one; when I made sure to stretch myself as much as I can during boreding and to wear a very serious angry face in case any one thinking to move from their seat and come sit next to me.
I made sure I looked like I had just murdered a clan, collected their bones and put them as antiques in my mum’s old niche.
I had my own food as I like to economize when airlines charge you extra for food on board.
I also made sure to have food for my soul; ‘‘Andre Agassi; Open”
Norwegian is such a great airline, flying the latest Boeing Dreamliner 787, it really made my flight experience a one to recommend and fly often.
The airplane is very new, clean, with lots of leg room even in economy, I felt like I was in a premium cabin.
The entertainment system is limited but extremely responsive and has enough channels to keep your flight boredom free.
The routing map option is like a video game where you can navigate so many options and can select different cameras to avail of a cockpit, airplane belly, or wing view.
If you get hungry, the meals, drinks and snacks are a click away, with very reasonable prices, there’s no excuse to get that jet lag feeling.
Cabin crew are extremely friendly, courteous, respectful and will give you the flight of your year if not your life.
The cabin ambience is extremely designed with customers in mind; with so many shade levels on your window and ceiling lights built into the ceiling of the aircraft, you will feel like you’re spending a night camping in the field.
I had a nap and woke up to ”Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts as we have started our decent into Seattle where the outside temperature is around 12 degree celcius and the time is 11:30 am.”
I made sure to stop and take a photo with the crew that made my flight.
3 hours later, of which I spent sat on a seat waiting for my name to be called into immigration, the officer said ”Welcome home Sir and apologies for the wait” handing me back my documents.
I step outside the airport, breathing American air and filling my lungs with Seattle’s oxygen.
I look up, thank the skies and couldn’t help it but sneeze out.
Thanks for reading.