Friday, January 06, 2006

LONG NIGHT @ KLIA

The first thing that hit me the morning we returned to Japan was the seemingly never-ending announcements in the long distance bus trip back home from Kansai International.

Was so sleepy after the midnight flight that I had hoped the driver would just keep silent and concentrate on driving us home...

Regardless, a good short trip back home it was...

As in previous occasions, managed to achieve most of the KPIs with regards to what else but, food...

On our way from Japan, we could not continue our flight to Alor Star because the floodwaters have encroached on the runway...

So, made a snap decision to head to Penang to surprise a good friend who is also back for a holiday...

But surprise it was not to be...

The Malaysia Airlines flight was originally due to depart at 6:20 pm...

At check-in, we were informed of its delay to 8:20 pm...

8:20 pm came and went as the staff announced a further delay to 10:20 pm...

10:20 pm came and went...

Passengers began to get agitated...

A lady staff sternly told us that it was due to 'technical problems'...

Huhh??

Meanwhile, we found out from passengers that Malaysia Airlines flew two flights respectively to Kota Baru and Kuala Trengganu, only to turn back on all occasions after failing to land...

We were offered meal coupons...

Even on an empty stomach, the 'food' tasted hopelessly bland...

Man, why do they hire such awful cooks at the airport?

See Part 2 here...