The start was Southend airport. I believe it's the most convenient airport in the world. From parking to checked in to the lounge will take less than 15 mins or 5 if things are even smoother and you don't have any luggage. You can't get more fast tracked than this in budget. Perhaps what delays things is that the Essex folks who mainly use this port keep setting off the metal detectors with all the bling on them Nothing surprised me more than the Airports front garden. Full of weed and unkempt, but they labelled it as " wild flower meadow". Either it's pure slack in the part of management or pure genius after the gardener was made redundant. I just can't make up my mind. First class lounge is basic, and I wasn't disappointed that the Majorca bound couple didn't hold back on the gin and tonic , despite being 7 o'clock in the morning. Why wait till Spain huh?