Alot of people, myself included, do not prefer to travel during summer since everwhere is just packed and you tend to run into almost everyone you know wherever you go. So you’re stuck with the months from September to April. But as usual I always have a master plan, being the resort and sun loving person I am, I would rather avoid the colder areas of Europe and the US. So the first stop will be in Mauritius, specifically the Four Seasons at Anahita. Its located South of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean consisting of a large island as opposed to the many scattered islands of the Maldives.
Finally, after more than 30 hours of traveling we arrieved in Kuwait this morning.
After more than 3 months outside of Kuwait, it’s really good to be back, even though the heat smacked me in the face as soon as the airport’s sliding doors opened.
I booked the red-eye out of San Diego to NY, the timing would be very good as I will arrive there early morning. The flight would depart San Diego INTERNATIONAL airport at 10pm and arrive at JFK airport at 7am and I would have the whole day ahead of me.
The problem was that my plane was coming from another destination (I don’t recall where) and it was late taking off from there, it arrived 45 mins late (10:45) and it was full of passengers.
So as soon as the aircraft landed they announced that they (Delta Airline Crew) are going to need are help to make the flight, “we have 30 minutes to clean the aircraft and get you on-board and close the gate” apparently because of the 11:30pm curfew the airport had the latest was 11:15 for an airplane to close it’s gate and be pushed-back. If we didn’t make it in time the flight would be canceled and we would be sent home and wait for the next flight that was 12 hours later and almost fully booked already.
The plane parked at the gate and the previous passengers looked like they were pushed off the plane and had a confused look on there faces. But that wasn’t my problem, I wanted to get on that plane. They changed crew and cleaned the aircraft in less than 5 mins. We started boarding – hectically at 10:55. I was in my seat at 11:10. The crew were all over the plane with arms flailing trying to stow the luggage in the over-head compartments.
It was 11:15 and we still haven’t pushed back so non of us new are we going to make it or not.
Finally at 11:18 the plane started to move and the crew told us that we OK, we are going to make it. That was one hell of a relief.
On my way to NYC for a few days. Doesn’t look good at the moment, will explain later.
UPDATE: The weather is horrible here, just my luck.