Don’t expect much - that way you won’t be disappointed

COMMENT: Bandstand event is a victim of its own success

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I flew to Austria last week and the glamour of air travel is officially dead.

My flight to Munich was only 90 minutes, yet I spent the same time again in queues through passport control, customs, security, baggage reclaim and the loos.

The new streamlined aircraft seats deliver the comfort of a cheap plastic patio chair on a waltzer.

The air stewardesses looked like melted candles and gave the impression they’d gladly punch you in the face if you even hinted you wanted a drink of water.

The in-house catering was a tortilla, wrapped around a thimble of wallpaper paste.

If you are flying away this summer, set your targets low – then you’ll only be marginally disappointed.