Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Friday, April 20, 2007

ARRIVING AT THE JFK...a nightmare!

So we came from Europe to JFK with our spirits high after a great vacation. The plane landed on time, and the nightmare begins. We had to stay for 45 minutes inside the plane on the tarmac waiting to disembark. Then that horrible long walk with some employees of the airport screaming at us that we should stay to the right. No rest rooms available during the long march.Then at the passport control, the scene reminds one of frantic people from a Republic Banana asking for exit visas to leave a country that just had a coup. Finally we had to face the carrousel and wait for luggage which were thrown by the baggage handlers like the commercial for Samsonite where a gorilla is pounding and throwing suitcases around. There is also the surprise that we have to pay $ 3 for a cart after having used free carts in all airports in Europe. And it is not over. We still have to face the slow ride through traffic to Manhattan." Forget the land of the free" and think the home of the brave!


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