||[Jan. 5th, 2009|11:55 pm]
Well here I am back in Benidorm after quite a hair raising experience at Liverpool Airport.|
I traveled back here with my mother and her partner (mum has to have wheelchair assistance to board the plane as she cannot managed the aircraft steps) We had a delay boarding as black ice descended without warning. We were taken out to the ambi lift sliding and slipping with terrible ice under foot (mum in wheelchair) we were loaded on to lift and raised about half way, what happened next was unbelievable! the hydrolics on the lift froze and we were trapped in a freezing cold lift on the tarmac. After about half an hour the back of the ambilift was thawed enough for us to be lowered, a treacherous short walk to the steps of the craft was then undertaken by Fran and myself Mum being pushed by two ground staff. We managed to get mum up the steps of the aircraft by her taking her time and lots of help from the fabulous ground staff. At last on board the Easyjet staff were wonderful they made us hot drinks and gave us warm water bottles to hold to get our hands warm. There was one lady and gentleman on the plane already and I asked how they got on and was told they where still on after arriving from Malaga as the lady was immobile they had been waiting an hour to disembark, eventualy two ambulence men came and carried her off the plane in a chair.
I have got to say the Ground staff and Easyjet staff were excellent because everyone was caught out with the speed that the black ice formed. So here we are in warmer climate laughing off our cold experience and if that is the worst that can happen we will not be doing too bad.
As for our stay in England well we did enjoy all the festivities being with the family and the Hotel wasnt too bad either. Never got room service once we will have to work on that next time. All that remains now is to wish each of you a peaceful New Year.