Friday, April 29, 2016

Hola......Hola....Hola....Spain......

Reaching to Madrid was a nightmare, the flight was delayed for three hours....it took off around 8pm and on the way to Madrid....everything was going well....except some cranky little ones who kept yelling, screaming and shouting.....could catch a wink of sleep....just kept my eyes closed....the captain speaks from the deck, says we are on time and within each 20 minutes we will be landing at Madrid....after five minutes he announces again saying that we cannot land at Madrid as there is a heavy rains and storm...we have been asked to divert flight to Valencia....oh my God....nothing was going well for me.....we landed at Valencia amidst fear and uncertainty .....the passengers lost their cool and began to shout and yell at poor cabin crew.....it was not their fault...we should have thanked our stars and God for the diversion otherwise ....you would have found our names on the list of dead ones either on the TV screen or newspapers,.......
We dembarked the plane......collected our luggage and asked to wait....no one from Ryan air company...there appears a young girl....speaking fluently in all the possible languages....says that you will be driven to Madrid by bus.....five hours journey....no option.....we all came out to catch the bus...no food and water.....Ryan air doesn't provide....the young girl made it clear,,,,,,,at 11pm at the airport....raining heavily.....finally got into bus.....around two hours of drive....the bus halts at one bus stand for some snacks...
Reached Madrid airport.....terminal 1.....after enquiries come to know that I have to go to terminal 4....at 5am early morning....offices not open....finally managed to get one officer....who gives me bad news that my ticket to Pamplona is cancelled and it is not refundable......there are two flights to Pamplona in the evening but economy is full and only business class......about 500 euros......oh my God....what an experience and anxiety.....
Finally one officer suggests why not try buses direct to Pamplona ...good idea...go through the Internet....the first bus at 7am is full...the next one is at 10.45 only 3 tickets available .....booked the ticket...for 35 euros.....
Then ran to a caffe to have some breakfast.....and now writing blog......wonderful experience....it is good otherwise always flying easy way .....no tension and no running about.....

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