short respite

It has been a long day + starting with the “all over the city” ride in the airport shuttle in Melbourne. Only had a slight delay at Immigration explaining why my visa and passport did not match. Much less time lost there than I lost on Friday!

Our adventure continued in Singapore when we arrived a few minutes late and the sky bridge refused to mate with the plane leaving us all standing and stewing for 15 minutes before making our escape from Quantas. Still my favourite airline in terms of goodies, nibbles and hot chocolate but those 15 minutes meant that we had to go from one end of T1 to the other end of T2 – not an inconsiderable distance when toting a heavy backpack or messenger bag. We made it just as boarding started.

George had put us on the standby list for upgrade, sacrificing his miles for our comfort on the Singapore to Frankfurt leg with Lufthansa. It turned out they had two seats and we didn’t care if we sat together or not.

Pin number? Huh? They wanted his account number and pin number. Of course this was the time that cell phone issues kicked in. The nice lady finally looked him up manually and found the information listed in his account, including this specific flight and our names. Sign that the points were taken off manually? Give me a pen!

Boarding at the last minute really is not that much hassle in business class. This is a long, long flight – more than 11 hours with the ability to sleep stretched out much more important to me than any cuisine, alcohol or fuzzy socks.

Our train connection clicked and we were home shortly after 0700.

Miriam is now catching up with friends, I have already done my CPR recert and am headed to JAG in a few minutes.

It is raining and, not surprisingly, I am just a bit tired…..

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7 Responses to short respite

  1. Carmen says:

    Welcome back!

  2. Isobel says:

    Thanks for the update. Travel is NOT without drama. 🙂

  3. Steve says:

    Ah, it’ll be good to have you back in communication range, all is fine here.

  4. Barbara says:

    Travel safely and have a happy healthy and safe new year!

  5. Lynne says:

    Glad you had such a good time. Hope the trip back is a good one..looking forward to hearing from you when you are settled.

  6. Pat says:

    Today seems to be a day that everyone is tired! Glad you made it
    safely. It must be good to be home at last.

  7. Jenny says:

    Glad you got home OK. And given that you’d experienced the cattle class conditions on the way over, how much more could you appreciate the business class upgrade! Every second a moment to treasure (yet there are so many seconds on that leg…)

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