Have always enjoyed your highly entertaining travel reports Mrs P.
One of your observations raises a technical enquiry – How long does a paint job last on an aircraft? Was the Olympic one a semi-permanent one – it seems a little short if the paints life span is only 18 months or so.
Methinks the pat downs are an increasingly part of airport security life nowadays.
As to the buffet, following the catering issue threads I have become more aware of food that is on open display – from salad bars, buffets, breakfast trolleys etc Personally I think all establishments do it to some extent and am not one to support the view that everything must be hygienically wrapped.
I look forward to your further instalments.