Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stranded … or not!

As I write this, I am at Hong Kong International Airport. I was supposed to be on a flight back to Singapore after a short trip with my brother's family and my mother. However, due to something  "operational", the flight has been delayed for more than 5 hours.  The Captain of the flight had reported sick.  The airline was very gracious, giving us a meal (each person about HK$120), and trying to get people back via other airlines, etc.  What bugged me was that I had not activated my insurance.  On my other holidays, I had always activated my travel insurance but this time, it had slipped my mind because of the short notice.  My trip was only confirmed last Thursday and I flew to Hong Kong on Saturday.  Murphy comes through again!  Sigh!  I suppose I have to be thankful that it was only a delay and not something more serious.  Learning from Merlin Carruthers (I hope I got the name right), I still need to say, "Praise The Lord!"  At least I had more time to explore the airport … it's not as if I had money to spend on the merchandise in the branded stores ☺️.  Well I have another 50 minutes or so before boarding.  Better catch up on some sleep 😴

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