May 15, 2019

Brief update

Our long haul overseas flight was from Montreal to Istanbul. We just boarded and were given a juice of made with fresh fruit.  This was raspberry.

It was a good flight with wonderful food.  Colin slept well on the lie flat seat.  I managed a solid 2 hours, up to the bathroom and then another 90 minutes.  They served breakfast as it was 7AM Montreal time but 2PM Istanbul time.   I can’t see myself eating for a few days 🙄

We were delayed 45 minutes as the plane circled and circled and circled.  I was getting nauseous.  Finally the wheels descended and we were going in for our landing but it was aborted 😯  Scary.  The captain said something about another plane being on the runway.  As I said, frightening.  Enough to rethink your life and flying.

The new Istanbul airport has a reputation for long walks from point A to B.  Sadly we landed at the furthest gate and we are taking off from the next gate which means another thirty minute walk.

It also means that between the delay landing and the long walk to the transfer area and security check, we have only had one hour here in the fabulous Turkish Airlines lounge instead of just over three hours. No time for a regular blog post as we have to start walking in a few moments.

We are about to start the fourth leg of this trip.  Once we land the first part of our vacation starts.  Feel free to guess where our first stop is.  Those of you who know where we are stopping tonight please hold back.

Not bad for a selfie after a 9.5 hour flight.

No worries I will do a proper catch up post tomorrow once I have a proper sleep.

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6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Brief update”

  1. George Yates says:

    That sure sounds like a very long flight but your are comfortable and very well fed. Hopefully rested. now to enjoy more fun. Keep travelling safe.

  2. Cat in KC, MO says:

    You two have a safe trip and enjoy your travels, which I am sure you will. I will be following along even though I might not be able to comment often.

  3. Janet Ashworth says:

    Have a great trip! Life is certainly not like this in the Economy Section!

  4. Rosie Bailey says:

    Thanks for the update, you look quite comfortable. Are you travelling Business Class? I am looking forward to hearing more about your trip, cannot imagine where you are travelling to but will keep checking to see your next post.

  5. Maxx Trails says:

    Wow that must have been scary, I’m glad everything worked out. You sure are travelling in luxury, enjoy!

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