I do not see the problem i have always booked with Kosmar over the years and the last three years have booked independentley.....I have never been treated like being cattle....((After all you are the customer))If you have been going to the same island over the years you do know were you are going and know what to do.....On the other hand if you travel to different islands it is nice to have a friendly tour guide to help you with direction....Not as you put it being treated like school children...If it would have been said to me they would have one heck of a rollicking of me as to be treated like so....But even so when arriving to go back to england at Corfu airport being independent or not you are still told what to do and what by the staff on what x ray machine to go to so in the end you are still being herded like cattle being independent or not....And i would go to say this happens at most international airport through out the world even if you are on business or not...my opinon only...Chris
I do agree with you, we are still herded about to some degree but the least herding the better. We use IRIS when I leave and return from the UK and find that helps alot of queuing at customs. At Corfu it does tend to be a nightmare, according to what day you fly and I think there they need a bigger airport for the traffic they have coming in and out. I will always shout I think for the independent people because it gives freedom of choice, I know you still have that freedom because you book what you want and where you want. I suppose I just don't like the long transfers and the waiting in line. Having said that we arrived at Brisbane just after 9/11 and the queues there were absolutely ridiculous, we waited in line until 30 minutes or so before our flight, then we had to break the queue and ask to be let through. thankfully they did and we caught our flight to Cairns. So yes, all over the world they do have horrendous queues in airports and since 9/11 it has got alot worse. Having said that, I would rather arrive at my destinating alive than blown up and have all the extra checks.
You brought up another point about a friendly person who shows you the way to go, that is good because alot of people haven't got a clue. I always know where I am going no matter what country I am in, in the world. I always do my research and have never come unstuck. My husband TheChef will tell you, if I am going away to anywhere other than Europe I know exactly where I am going and what I am doing, and how I am getting from the airport even if it is a new place. I do also know where I am going to in Europe, it is just that we get a taxi, so it is easy.