I read in tonight’s Manchester Evening News that Air Baltic is to begin direct flights to Riga, the capital of Latvia, from 15 July, although this isn’t exactly ‘news’ since the company announced it on 9 June.
The reason for the interest is that my daughter is sixteen about that time and Mrs Parrot is thinking about a long weekend to celebrate. But what a balls ache trying to find out how much the flights are (from £55 plus taxes promised) and whether I can book for 16 July. Despite several phone calls and website visits, I was still no wiser — particularly galling was the ten minutes I waited to not get through to SAS’s main reservations desk — so in the end I’ve resorted to emailing an old friend who works at the airport to see if she can help. Go, Jen, go!