Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Our 48 Hours Journey From Ipoh To Aberdeen

OUR MUCH AWAITED TRIP TO ABERDEEN FINALLY ARRIVED.....

My girl and I started off our journey from Ipoh on Sunday night at 11pm to KLIA via Yoyo bus and arriving at the airport at wee hours in the morning.  It was 3am and we passed our time catching a few winks at the MacDonald's.  Our flight was at around 8am and around 5am, I walked to the KLM check-in counter.  To my astonishment, there was a sign showing that the flight was retimed to 11am.  Oh dear!  

On the positive side, we could check in our luggage and from there, we proceeded to the terminal via the aerotrain.  Upon reaching our gates, we were given breakfast vouchers as a token of compensation for flight delay.  We had our breakfast at the Noodles house and Flight club.  So when we thought we could board the plane at 11am, we were given another shock.  Flight retimed to 1pm!! Oh gosh, what is happening?  Again we were given vouchers to have lunch, this time the voucher is worth RM25 each and both of us only used up one voucher at Burger King.  We were still very full then.

After our lunch, while walking back to the gate, we met up with a few passengers and were told the flight was postponed till tomorrow!!  WHAT????  Flight cancelled??  We were told to collect back our luggage and were guided out drom the airport to be chauffeured to a night stay at JW Marriot Hotel in Putrajaya!  What an adventure!  By then both of us were too tired to think.... We were more or less like  zombies by the then...we just followed by instructions and all of us were taken to the hotel by shuttle buses.

We did not know whether we should feel disappointed or excited...more or less, we were too tired to think... Upon arriving at JW Marriot, we were given a scrumptious buffet lunch... My girl and I seemed to stuffing ourselves with food and more food from the airport to the hotel.... And the first thing we did when we entered the roomwas to hit the pillows and ZzzzZzzzzz... We did exactly that the moment we had our bath!!  Blissful sleep regardless.....

A couple of hours sleep did the trick, woke up,feeling reenergized and refreshed... Time for dinner!! Yes, everything was provided for, just eat and roam around like tourists.... 

After our dinner, the representative from KLM came to brief us.  While at the briefing, I recieved a call from Amsterdam KLM informing me of our new flight and schedule for the next day.  The flights have been changed, instead of going by KLM, both of us have to fly to Singapore via SilkAir and to Frankfurt via SIA.  From Frankfurt to Aberdeen, we flew via Lufthansa and we arrived safely right on time at 11pm last night (Aberdeen time)...  Our 24 hours flight and transit all in.....

Phew..... What an adventure.... Despite the delay, I am so thankful that all have turned out well and safe... Our flights were just one day later unlike some poor passengers, they have to stay at the hotel for another one more day.....

Anyway, though we did not know exactly the reason for the cancelled flight from KLM, we appreciate what they have done to ensure safety and smooth journey despite the delay.  And also great Thank You-s to my family for their prayers and concerns....
Waiting at the Gate and resting there before the cancelled flight...
At the Noodles for breakfast..compliments from KLM
At the JW Marriot, Putrajaya...
The lobby...
Our suite.... 
The view from the room....
The Zest where we had our three complimentary meals....
First round....
Desserts....
Walking around after our exhausting nap....
The vast and spacious lobby...
Yours truly after the rest and meals...
The briefing by KLM....
Arriving at Frankfurt instead of Amsterdam....

17 comments:

  1. When your wrote "catch"..my mind immediately go to pokemon. Lol

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    1. Real fan see of Pokemon.. My girl is catching them here...

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  2. Aiyoh....just reading this make me tired LOL! But not bad, got to stay and dine at The Marriott.

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  3. Glad to hear you both arrived safely at your destination. I think klm did well to provide food and lodging and briefing about the delay. Enjoy yourselves from this point now.

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    1. Many were very displaced with the upset schedule...but then safety comes first...

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  4. Praise God that you arrived safely. On a positive note, good that all was well-arranged. Hv a good time!

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  5. At least they take care of everything...

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  6. I am looking at the cheese cake your girl is having (slurps)

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  7. I remembered last time I traveled to Turkey, flight was delayed because a bird flew into the plane engine so they have to clear the engine and so boring nothing to do in the airport, at least they arrange everything for you

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  8. The lobby, room, pool, and food look fantastic!! I think I would forget about the rest of the journey and just stay there! Move there forever! Yum, so much noodles too. LOVE your pretty rainbow suitcase!

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  9. Sorry to hear about your journey.

    I just landed in London yesterday with no luggage. My suit case has gone missing and it is not even logged with PEGASUS AIRLINES. Some weeks ago, I flew with the same airline and my suitcase never left Istanbul.

    According to the help desk in Gatwick Airport, UK, lost luggages are communion Turkey and it happens a lot with PEGASUS AIRLINES.

    Which airline do we avoid?

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  10. I mean lost luggages are common in Turkey and it ........,,

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  11. Safety first, most important is you arrived safely. And lucky that they take care of you by giving you hotel and food as compensation. Not all airlines do it actually.

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