Mar 10, 2010
May 22, 2010
My travels got off to the worst possible start other than not flying at all. Firstly was the 1h30 delay on the plane from Birmingham, which was apparently due to early morning fog in Dubai. However, this was the least of my worries, as when I checked in, I was told that I had no visa for Australia. That was apparently put onto my old passport. So, I had to haul my bag to the enquiry desk to buy a new visa. Then they kindly spelled my name incorrectly which led to another 5 minutes trrying to change 'ea' into 'ae'. Back I went, to be told to take my bag all the way down to 'oversized luggage' as there were 'too many straps and handles'. Then came the plane, which someone noticed the wings had become icy. So someone had to crack out the de-icer to get them working again. At least the plane left eventually.