Here at last

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
Trip End Oct 01, 2012

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Carol and Graham's home
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

The saga continues
Had a lovely unexpected night at Ingrid's due to the cancellation of course. First thing to do on Tuesday morning was to ring Emirates to confirm our flight and see if we were still booked on our flight out of Dubai on Wednesday. Seemed all was ok , happy people again. So we left a little earlier than normal  to the airport, so we would be there in plenty of time for check in, and before all the other delayed passengers arrived. Surprise, surprise, everyone was there early and the buses that carried all the passengers from their allocated hotels dropped everyone off at the same time. Queue waiting time, 2 hours but Zac and Ingrid were there to keep us company and to make sure we stayed hydrated , alive, and board the plane once and for all. Finally it was our turn, checked in the luggage and were given a food voucher so we could get our lunch. Went through customs AGAIN, forgot to look back and give a last minute wave to the kids ( sorry guys ) just had enough time to order a sandwich and coffee and were ordered to get on the plane, lunch and all as the plane was ready to go. Left Brisbane  at 4pm, only an hour late. Had a good 14 hour flight over.
Arrived Dubai at midnight and were able to book into our hotel by 2am. All together we lost 18 hours but at least we were safe. Our flight to London was at 2.15pm  so were able to get a little bit of shut eye before the next leg of our journey
Good flight over to Heathrow where Carol and Graham met us. Lovely to see them again, lots to talk about again. Everyone safe and happy.  I said to Rick this morning " this is the first day since Sunday that we do not have to go to an airport."
So as from now on our holiday has started and will be all good from now on. Must say that we could not praise Emirates enough as during all this hassle, which was not their fault , they could not try to do any more for everyone and re-scheduled everyone very efficiently but they could have given Rick and I a bloody upgrade to first class. I will take this up with them when we get home.
Let the fun begin
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Ingrid Nichols on

Thank god for that!!!!! We tracked you flying all the way to Heathrow. Glad you are safe and I'm sure very busy with all of the jobs Carol has planned!!! Love you xoxo

Julie & Leon on

Hooray! Have fun and keep safe and have a happy Easter. xx

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