There I was sipping Earl Grey, watching the screens scream 'your flight is delayed'. I thought to myself, what the hell am i gonna do for the next 2 hours?
The two hours could consist of.... paying up and get tipsy on penderyn whiskey in the lounge, browse through WHSmiths (that would kill 20 minutes), sit in Costa, over spend in Ritazza / The Beer House or sit and watch people go to the toilet, feed their child or as I'm doing right now, listening to a couple in their 40/50 row over which plug to take to Dublin or I could write a blog about Cardiff Airport and I promise you,I won't keep going on and on about the fact that my flight is delayed. It's not a big deal, I’m normally fashionably late anyway.
Cardiff Airport is not actually in Cardiff
I'm gonna go back a little bit and tell you how to get to Cardiff Airport, because Cardiff Airport isn't actually in Cardiff; It's a 12 mile journey. You can get a bus from Cardiff Bay (by the travelodge) or on Customshouse street (which is by Mill lane) and run every 10 mins. The prices are £5 each way, or £8 return and free on weekends! That's probably the best way to get there or if you're feeling flush then splash out on a £30 Uber.
What can you do when you've arrived?
You can pay around £20 for two hours of lounge access. This gives you unlimited beverages, nibbles, Welsh beer, gin and whiskey. I always have a Lounge Liqueur before a flight (Merlin)
2 coffee shops - Ritazza and Costa (you will be paying a little bit more than normal and that's to be expected in an airport really)
Duty Free - It‘s not as good as it used to be and the fact that non-EU members get everything half the price, we would pay - it can be a bit of a turn off (or maybe that's just me)
WHSmiths - Hours of fun walking around going (how much?) You're talking £2 for a bottle of water. The meal deals are pretty decent price and you do get some special deals on big blocks of chocolate.
The Beer House. Normally very busy, This is you bow and black location pre-flight. They also have a food menu. You're looking at around £16 for burger and chips.
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Good news! I can fly...... see you later ( emoji thumbs up)