I fly to the UK tonight deciding to go around the houses to get to Heathrow to avoid, at the time, striking BA staff and the seemingly unavoidable crazy cost of airline fares.
The cost of airline travel due to fuel rises and returning post pandemic demand is off the charts at the moment, and in Bermuda where BA monopolize the transatlantic route and we are still not back to a complete schedule, the cost of flights are rapacious.
Today I travel out via Philadelphia and return back the week after via Miami. The fare is 40% of what is was directly from Bermuda to Heathrow. All on American Airlines.
The next conundrum is working around the train strike especially as a few of us are making our way up to Accrington on Saturday.
At least the record breaking heatwave looks to have waned, although the forecast still requires factor 75, but the big difference is the humidity between here and the UK with Bermuda’s mid-summer humidity mostly always hovering around 90%. 😓
I will spend the first few days at my parents down on the South Downs continuing their diamond anniversary celebrations that they started last week. 💎