Kingston, ONTARIO – A couple of weeks ago, I went to an airport transfer center in Toronto to transfer from Halifax to Toronto for an upcoming business trip.
I had a ticket that had been purchased in my name, and it was a simple process, just filling out a form, paying for the ticket, and getting off the plane.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case for most of the rest of us Canadians.
While most of us may have an online travel voucher or credit card that can transfer us from one airport to another, many of us don’t have access to a personal transportation driver to get us there.
I was hoping to get around that with a free airport flight.
When I checked in for my flight, the pilot told me that they’d just recently completed a major upgrade to their airport.
I’m sure they were working on something, but they were also upgrading from a passenger-operated airport, which means they’ve got some real issues with the airport.
After checking in and paying, I was able to board the plane and the pilot said that they could take me directly to my hotel, which was just a short walk from the airport terminal.
That was fine, but I didn’t want to wait for the airport transfer to arrive.
So I asked the pilot what he wanted to do with me.
The pilot told us to go to the hotel, and I told him that I was going to Toronto, and he told me to come back in a couple minutes.
I got back on the plane, but there was no one in the room with me at the hotel.
I called a friend to check on me, and she checked on me and then came back with me to the airport, and we all headed to the rental car.
So that’s my story.
I don’t know if I’ll ever use that kind of service again, but if it was possible for me to get on a plane with a real person, I would gladly do so.