Tropical loveland

You know all about all these companies that send you emails, in the vain hopes that you might spend some money with their business, or something? And yes, I mean the ones you actually subscribe to, not the ghastly spammers!

Its fair to say my main travel information website I use, is Expedia. No, I dont know if its the best or not, but it suits my needs, this old lady is comfortable using it, even if in truth, quite often nowadays, I end up booking things directly, and just use them as a guide for flight options, or to see what hotel options there are, and then give them no money for the privilege. Yes, guilty as charged.

So, its fair to say that most things they send me, relate to travel to Europe, or to North America, and not much else, because thats about the limit of my likely travel nowadays! So, imagine my amusement today, when they sent me an advert for special flight offers to Tahiti, with Tahiti Airlines! I personally think their computer had a ‘system failure’ as the flights they were advertising were special offers from Los Angeles, and San Francisco, which I have never had from them before. To those places, of course, but from those places, they must know something I dont, lol!

To my surprise, on delving a little deeper, I found that there are flights from Paris, to Papeete, Tahiti, with one stop for refuelling, and stuff in LA. Yes, the flight time was crazy (about 21-23 hours), and the price was way beyond my pocket, but anyway…

No, I’ve never really considered going to the Pacific Islands, or even Australia, as those flight times were way beyond my endurance, even before my back went wrong, and definitely out of the question now! Seems I can still do West Coast of US, and survive, but suspect thats about my limit, now! Well, if in my lifetime they have flights I can afford that fly at Mach Speeds, and the like, I might go that far, but seeing we havent had any of those for public service since Concorde, seems unlikely, and I couldnt have afforded the fares on that!

So, unless a friendly passing alien comes up with a space craft for me, doing those sort of speeds, either for use as passenger, or pilot, I dont think I’ll be taking up that offer to visit Tahiti, somehow. Ah well, the thought was there…

Any readers who know tonights video song, I’m impressed. Its 43 years old, was only ever an Abba B Side, but yes, I had the single! I think the A Side was Money, Money, Money, but dont quote me on that. But given what Tahiti is…?