Nothing is as bittersweet as returning home after a long vacation. Yes it is wonderful to be around the familiar again, but horrible to have left what became normal and routine. So, after two flights totalling more than 19 hours I stroll through Pearson airports new “Terminal 1” to find that we still have to pay $2.00 for a luggage cart! Especially bothersome was noticing this little detail after the Air Canada in-plane movie boasted about how Toronto’s new Terminal 1 is rated the finest North American airport terminal. We have some awesome standards I guess. The way the place looks is more important I guess than functionality?
We walked forever to get to customs and then have to pay for that little cart that seems bigger, and free most everywhere else. Other visitors from the plane also complained loudly about that little unexpected fee. The part that was the most upsetting however was the phrase that read something like this: “A 25 cent reward will be paid for the return of the cart to one of these stations”