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Connecting off an overnight flight with a day of travel yet ahead I want to stay cool and fill up. Walking through Madrid’s Airport I was slow to take off my jacket and was soon dripping in sweat. Over to Las Palmas, Grand Canary the airport was also boiling. As so on in Barcelona.
I am accustomed to energy-conserving warm European airports in summer. In early March this was a bit of a surprise and not reflected in their Iberian neighbor with my swings through the chaos of Lisbon airport, and also Madeira and Porto.
So what’s the deal?:
- Unseasonable warmth and not able to adjust?
- Some counter-intuitive energy conversation?
- Spaniards like it hot? (Maybe the most likely. My British colleague nearly rolled into a ball at the sight of the group of four women at the restaurant table across late last night in Barcelona as they had triples of gin along with packs of cigarettes.)
Readers, what airports have been a sauna for you?