One of my wife’s and my favorite travel stories involves Shannon Airport in Ireland.
Three years ago, we had a layover there going from Boston to London, and next to the bright, sparkling duty-free shop was a terminal that looked like it had last been touched in 1974.
We saw a dot-matrix printer — complete with the holes on the sides of the paper to hold it to the rollers.
We’re pretty sure the check-in process included a clipboard.
The men’s room had troughs.
So when we had another layover again this morning, we weren’t sure what we would see, but I don’t think either of us expected the beautiful, modern terminal we saw.
There were even proper urinals!
It is not right how exciting we found this.