TAP Portugal Lisbon to Gevena take 2

I arrived at the airport, early.  Probably 6:20am for an 8:30am departure time.  This would give me sufficient time to navigate the airport, and visit the lounge again.

Airport formalities

With boarding pass already in hand, I stopped at a bench where I had my bagged breakfast from the Holiday Inn Continental.  Although simple, I did appreciate the banana, and fruit juice to help wake me up.  From there it was a short walk to security (there is a fast track for business class passengers) where everything was moving well.  Within 15-20 minutes from being dropped off at the terminal, I was in the lounge supplementing my breakfast.  I had enough time to do a bit of work.

Unlike the day before, the late sunrise and weather provided zero view of the apron and airport from the windows of the lounge — it was foggy.  Extremely foggy.  Only when I left for my flight did I notice that some air passengers spent the evening sleeping in the hallway alcoves on the upper level.  I doubt the concrete floor would have provided much comfort.

For the flight, I arrived at the same (remote) gate.  Quickly we were ushered onto, what felt, like a single bus for all passengers.

TP 944, Airbus A320
Lisbon to Geneva (LIS-GVA)
Scheduled departure: 8:25am
Scheduled arrival: 11:50am

The Airbus 320 was full, unlike the A319 that was cancelled the day before.  I did notice a few familiar faces, however we all had different degrees of exhaustion and anticipation of taking this flight.  With the fog, our flight was delayed 25 minutes from schedule before take-off occurred.

Once we broke through the clouds, the bright sun greeted us as we headed west to Geneva.

LIS-GVA view from the plane

Breakfast was served on the flight, and the crew operating for a full business class did a good job, with it served within 40 minutes after take-off.  Breakfast was filling, especially with the crew offering seconds and thirds for bread:

Breakfast on TP944 LIS-GVA

The meal itself was good.  A breakfast with an assortment of cold cuts, cheese along with yogurt and fruit was filling.  While having breakfast the captain came over the PA and confirmed that our take-off was delayed due to the thick fog limiting aircraft movements at Lisbon airport.  It was expected that the time could be recovered during flight.

After the meal was cleared, I read for the remainder of the flight.  Landing was smooth into a partly cloudy day in Geneva.  Taxing to arrive at a gate was refreshing after having performed 4 remote stand visits in the past 24 hours at Lisbon airport.

Baggage arrived quickly, and effortlessly I was on a train off to my work event without issue.

Although I didn’t grab any coffee before boarding the train, I certainly felt that a cup of coffee made my Lego avatar more appropriate:

Table of Contents

TAP Portugal Toronto to Lisbon

TAP Portugal Lisbon to Geneva, attempt 1

Overnight in Lisbon,  Holiday Inn Continental

 TAP Portugal Lisbon to Geneva  (this post!)

Munich – BMW Welt & BMW Museum

Munich – Downtown

Augsburg – Quick walk around town

Geneva – Ibis Styles Palexpo

TAP Portugal Geneva to Lisbon

TAP Portugal Lisbon to Toronto

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