Goodbye Amsterdam


I am now at the Amsterdam airport (Schiphol), awaiting my flight out to Marrakech. Getting to the airport was a breeze (despite getting on the wrong tram initially towards the central station). I was surprised though after going through passport control quickly that there seemed to be no other security. My carry ons were not scanned, and I initially wondered why, until I noticed that every gate has its own scanning. I am not sure if this is ultimately better or not in terms of security (which is mostly an aesthetic game anyway), but I can see a lot of advantages in speed and convenience for passengers. Doing away with the one big, central, and often excruciatingly slow line in favor of many smaller ones is a great idea.