encounters part ii
3am Dubai airport.
The kids were with me during this trip earlier this summer & were getting impatient by the minute, our flight to singapore not scheduled to fly for another 3 hours
Next to where we were sitting, we were surrounded by groups of mostly desi men sleeping on the floor
One guy who had been oogling at us, my "zinanee" being the object of his fancy,
comes to me & shows me his ticket and asks me for the gate number
Without even looking at it i tell him that gate appears only an hour before the flight. My response gets a blank look from him
I look at his boarding pass and am surprised to find that his flight was 18 hours later.....i tell him about this and he says he was helpless, the "agent" had booked the flight for him and his group
"So you guys will reach home in jeddah late evening tomorrow?" I asked, surprised at their predicament
"we are not going to Jeddah", he goes & gives me another ticket showing onward flight to Cairo.
His Jeddah-Cairo flight booked on the cheapest fare airline had another 20 hours transit time in store for them at Jeddah airport