Yes, we took a chance flying on April 1, but the fools were the ones who didn’t take advantage of the lower fares that started April 1. We were on our way to Rome for a 2 /2 month stay with my husband’s mother. Our flight took us through London’s Heathrow. Leaving San Francisco in the afternoon we arrived in London in the morning.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, marking her 60 years on the throne, is currently underway as she takes tours of areas of Britain and various boroughs of London. With the Jubilee events in June and the 2012 Summer Olympic Games coming in July and August, a busy travel season is expected for London this year. We didn’t have a long delay getting into Heathrow only a ten minute wait before heading down the Thames and getting a bird’s eye view of the sites famous world-wide.
The flight from London to Rome is a little more than two hours and takes you directly over France, the Alps and northern Italy. The alps are almost always a breathtaking sight. Even on cloudy days some of the higher peaks can be seen rising above the clouds.
Once across the Alps the countryside of northern Italy is visible and the beautiful green countryside of Tuscany comes into better view as the descent into Rome’s Fumicino airport begins. At the risk of being a little bit sentimental. I am really looking forward to this trip.