Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The funny thing about flying

Everyone has a  story about air travel; funny, frustrating, frightening or even sad. Sitting next to hooded falcons in first class, the fundamental Christian that stands up to bless everyone and the one I heard yesterday, from my friend Ali, about being charged the add-ons for the low budget airline; the bag, the meal, the seat! Hilarious!

funny image of Gibraltar airport

As you know, I had trouble with expedia recently. Long story short (deep breath)... my flight got cancelled and they put me on a new flight that would get me to Cape Town two days after I was supposed to have run the Two Oceans..helpful! dad steps in to save the day (much hand clapping!!!!) "Of course!!... Brilliant idea !! ...Why didn't I think of that before!!"

So, it looks like everything will be OK after all! Phew. I may even just have to go business class as nothing else is available.

I told this to my friend and she laughed and reminded me of my last experience in business class:

I was flying from Entebbe to Kuwait via Addis Abba. The 'maid-mobile' was pretty packed and I was sticking out like a sore thumb. Anyhow, I got upgraded. "Nice!" I thought! I looked forward to choosing my wine off the list and selecting my cheese from the trolley. Hmm not quite.
My friend asked what it was like on this particular airline and I told her that I watched ' the map' for the 6 hour flight. She thought this was a new movie. Nope,  for  the 6 hour flight, I had the route of the plane to watch!! class (!)...thank goodness for the free cava.

I'll let you know how it fares this time round!

I'll be taking my running gear as carry-on...just in case!


  1. Good luck on your race! Can't wait to hear about it (and the flight) XOL

  2. thanks...looking forward to the wine after!


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