I had a nice hop over to Amsterdam on Friday (flew out Thursday night, flew back Friday night) for an interesting Colloquium.
Here’s the obligatory photo from my hotel bedroom window, in the centre of Amsterdam:
There were three pieces of information about Schipol airport that, when taken together, could be have been problematical.
Easyjet boarding pass: Gate closes 30 minutes prior to departure
Board announcing departure gate initially: Gate is announced 40 minutes prior to departure
Board announcing departure gate later: walking time from here to gate, 26 minutes
Fortunately there are two lies in that information.
The gate opens less than 30 minutes prior to departure.
The walking time was more like 10 minutes.
However, I did spend a considerable amount of time walking around airports last week.