They finally let us through when I only had 20 minutes left to get to check in. After waiting for the terminal bus and running, I made it with 5 minutes left. Word of Warning!! Apparently in Europe, they also weigh your carry on bag. I was 4kg (8.8lbs) over and had to pay 200 euroes 😥 Next came running towards security, which took forever to even get through. I must look like an evil person, because every time I’m in the security line, going anywhere domestic or international, I am always pulled out to be searched. Apparently my Nook registers as an iPad on a security belt scanner. They needed to check it for bomb residue. Ugh, only 5 minutes left to catch plane. Ended up literally running through the gate with my boarding pass in hand at 3:20pm
The pain didn’t stop there. A 14hr flight from Frankfurt to Dubai consisting of sitting in seat E on a 777-300ER. I was in the middle section of the plane between a man who snored and a kicking, screaming, biting, hitting 2 year old and his mother. All that for a 14hr flight. Also never ordering lactose free meals again. So sick of fish and disgusting meals.
Finally landed in Dubai at 11:35pm, another security check. Starbucks and a 2.5hr wait in peace. Spoke to mom, dad and grandparents while waiting. Dubai to Singapore was pretty peaceful except for the Russian couple next to me drinking non-stop. Landed in Singapore at 2pm I think, and another security check. Singapore to Brisbane was a good trip. Small nap and spoke to the couple next to me who were from Brisbane. Nice couple. Spent the last leg of my flights watching Disney movies non-stop 🙂
Landed in Brisbane 20 minutes late (left Singapore 20 minutes late), took forever to get to passport control and baggage claim. I swear they were the last to even come off the plane. Customs (another security check) and I was out by 2am!! Alicia was waiting with a sign.
Driving on the left side of the road is definitely a new experience. Can’t wait til I’m actually the driver 🙂