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Monday, March 10, 2008

I am back

I am back from a flying visit to India but I am not a very happy bunny at the moment. I had a nightmare of a journey back. For some reason totally unknown , my return ticket on Emirates flight from Chennai was cancelled, about which I found out only while checking in. Luckily they had some seats and was upgraded to first class and I thought oh that is nice. Anyway landed in Dubai where my dh was going for some business meetings while I proceeded to London straight through. I went to the lounge at the airport hoping to relax with some snacks and tea. Out of curiosity I asked at the desk if the flight was on time and they said yes ma am you have plenty of time as your flight is for tomorrow morning. You can imagine I was thunder struck as I was expecting to leave in the connecting flight that left in 2 hrs. I then rushed back to the booking counter. Took a wrong lift in which the doors seemed to be faulty and wouldn't open. I began to panic a bit by then. Pressed all the buttons and finally ended up in the basement where the doors opened. A stewardess got in and I told her the door won't work. She seemed to be quite used to all that and pressed several buttons in a sequence and got the door open at the next floor. So I was back to square one. I asked her how to get to the booking counter as there were no clear signs for it and she pointed me to the correct elevator. Elevator, oh no I was not going to take another elevator after my recent experience so I decided to take the steps next to it expecting to come out at the right place. Imagine my surprise I landed on the wrong side of the security check counter lol! I was not going back down and all the way round as time was becoming short now. So I asked one of the security person if he would let me through to get to the booking counter just across. I thought I would be told off but to my surprise I was let through, so much for security ha. and what a weird arrangment of stairs that led to behind the security counter. I could swear there were no signs at the bottom of the steps to say that we couldn't use the steps. To cut a long story short, somehow managed to get my tickect changed for the flight that was due to leave in an hours time now. Landed in London and found that my bag didn't arrive. The most frustrating part is I have my challenge doll in that bag which I need to finish before I go off to US in 3 weeks time. If I can't get my bags in the next few days I won't be able take part in the challenge as I cannot make another one now.

14 comments:

  1. Oh no! Ugh, sometimes international travel isn't all that that convenient. I hope your bags make it to you in time.

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  2. I'm glad your home safe and sound. I hope your bag arrives from it's vacation too.

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  3. Sounds like an awful time you have had with your traveling this time around!! I hope your bags show up for you soon!!

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  4. Glad you got home safely! I do hope your bag arrives the same way - fingers crossed :-)

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  5. what a night mare of a journey. I am glad you got back safely eventually.

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  6. what a nightmare. Oh my. I hope your suitcases shows up soon.

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  7. So glad you are safe and hoping the bags arrive soon. What a nightmare for you.
    Hugs
    Sue

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  8. Shashi, I am glad that you are home, safe and sound. Sorry that flight was such a nightmare, but as long as you are home, everything would be ok.
    Thankfully your luggage is home as well with your dolls and fabric. Have some rest from this airport "journey" . Hugs, Helen

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  9. At least you're home safe and sound!!!!!

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  10. OMG! Shashi! That sounds awful! I'm so glad that you are back now!
    xx

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  11. Eek! I hope this all behind you now. *hugs*

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  12. Oh my goodness Shashi what a nightmare!! Glad you got it all sorted in the end though. I got stuck in a lift once (luckily not alone) but I would freak out if I had to go in one on my own now..lol

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  13. Good lord, is that awful! When Dane and I were returning from our honeymoon, we were waiting for our connecting flight when some guy came on the loudspeaker and said "So... um, yeah. We don't have a plane for you because.... um... there seems to be, ah, a missing part or something that tells the plane when it's in the air. And, um, it's missing. So the plane can't fly. We'll try to get you another one. Soon." We waited for another three hours, during which Dane complained, saying "You know, I could just look out the window and TELL the pilots we were in the air...."

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  14. wow! That is a trip of a lifetime! the ancient temples are so beautiful, you are lucky to have had the opportunity to see them.

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