Waiting for Kim

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Kim was supposed to arrive today but is stuck in Dubai due to missed connection. I booked him on Emirates' Airbus service from Singapore to Dubai because it would be more comfortable than their B777. But the airline put him on the B777 at check-in ... then the B777 flight got diverted to KL due to a medical emergency.

Due to the diversion, he arrived into Dubai too late for his connection to Sanaa. It's amazing, I was able to look up his revised itinerary and suggest alternatives to what the airline had given him ... all on the internet and by TXTing (SMS) ... even before he knew what he had been re-booked on.

The choices were:

  • The same flight the next day (over night in nice hotel followed 2.5 hour flight), or
  • Yemenia Airways flight with a stop in Kuwait (4 hours transit then 5 hour flight).

I don't blame him for choosing the former. I think with the delays and night flying, he deserves the Millennium Hotel which the airline has put him up in. While in Dubai, he'll try to meet (for the first time) his new-found aunt ... we had planned on seeing her in a couple of weeks anyway.


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