Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Finally got back to Thailand ok!

It's taken three days to get back here to Thailand from England!! Here's why:

I was due to fly out of London Heathrow airport to Abu Dhabi in the U.A.E. with Etihad Airways last Friday night (October 29th), with a flight transfer from Abu Dhabi to Bangkok at midday on Saturday. But just as the plane was going to taxi out onto the runway at Heathrow there was an engine failure which, although it didn't cause any kind of accident, did turn out to be a major problem that couldn't be fixed quickly. So myself and all the other passengers were taken to a nearby hotel to wait for a replacement flight the next day.

On Saturday morning we were told that the plane was now fixed and could take us to Abu Dhabi, but for me that meant I would miss my connecting flight to Bangkok. When I eventually arrived in Abu Dhabi late night on Saturday October 30th I was told I would have to wait until Monday November 1st for my connecting flight, due to there being no free seats until then. It wasn't a major hassle for me though, as the airline put me up in the lovely Radisson Blu hotel on Yas Island for two nights for free, which was very nice indeed.

So, I eventually got to Bangkok on the evening of Monday November 1st, three days after leaving England!