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Flight woe

This is minor stuff compared to what others are going through, I realise, but I am going to tell you about it anyway. My flight from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to Juba (Sudan) failed to take off yesterday; the plane had come in about half an hour late from Djibouti and that made it too late for them to get back from Juba to Addis before dark.

So we were all booked into a decent enough hotel and given dinner vouchers etc, and warned to be ready for aq 0730 departure this morning. I woke up at 1 am and couldn't get back to sleep.

At 4 am they called and said the flight will be further delayed, so we should stay put. Aaargh. I shall try and get some sleep now.

Looking ahead, I do hope that the air has cleared sufficiently by the weekend for me to get home form Africa on something like the original schedule...

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saare_snowqueen
Apr. 19th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
Flight reading

Since you are still possibly stuck in transit, this link to an article about the author of critical reviews on Amazon might lighten the waiting hours and bring a small smile to your furrowed brow.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/apr/18/amazon-orlando-figes-books
nwhyte
Apr. 19th, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
Re: Flight reading
Crumbs!

(One hates to imagine the evening in the Figes household when all became clear...)
saare_snowqueen
Apr. 19th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Flight reading
Actually I rather enjoy imagining that. Glad you liked it.
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