Well, I managed to survive all the way to Adelaide without losing my mind, my luggage or my sense of humor in spite or perhaps because it was April Fool’s Day.
At least that is what I am telling myself.
The overnight flight from Abu Dhabi wasn’t full. That didn’t stop the one young girl from coming up and checking on her father regularly. Now why he was traveling in business while wife and child were in economy.. But the cabin attendants were great and actually invited him to move back with his family or pay for them to be in business. As a result, the skipping, jumping and singing stopped.
Business in Etihad was actually more impressive than my inadvertent flight in Air France’s First Class last fall (for which Lufthansa still gave me full credit.) I have my PJs, meals were delivered on my schedule and lemon/mint beverage was freshly made.
Melbourne – ah. Disembark. Immigration. Collect Luggage. Go to the next terminal. Check in & drop off luggage. Go to lounge. Rest and try to stay away. Drink a lot of coffee. Go through security. Wait at gate. Board plane. Drink more coffee. Take off. Land an hour later, 15 minutes early due to tail wind.
Collect luggage. No free wifi in airport. Find pickup area and hang out. Get picked up. See friends, do load of laundry and crash before 1800 local time…..