Saturday, March 27, 2010

Meet Thousand of toubles before I back Malaysia (II)

I though i leave Ukraine and everything smoothly.
But, i am wrong!
Sorry to make you guys feel not so comfortable.
I have to write down else i will my head will explosion.

Actually, there is a delay flight! 
The flight departure is 1:25pm.

1:25pm - 1:50pm.
And, i save it in the Microsoft word.

1:50pm - 3:45pm.
Finally, i leave Ukraine.
I am damn happy for it.
Sure, i meet a Ukraine people who named as Alex.
He is going to Malaysia as well.
We have good talk and he is shipment staffs works in Germany.
His journey is quite compact - Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Kuching- Bintulu.

3:45pm - 11:30pm.
After arrive at Istanbul airport,
I quickly go to the transit counter to get my next air ticket from Istanbul to Singapore.
I am forget to say goodbye to Alex as well.
Sure, i go to online - check mail and blog as well.
Until my laptop out of power.
I going to have my dinner at the restaurant and charge up my laptop.
Do blogging and chit-chat with friends.
Go to buy some souvenir as well because i found the Ukraine souvenir is damn lousy!
I spend RM100 for the few fridge magnet souvenirs only.  
All the souvenir in Europe damn expensive i can say!

11:30pm - 1:30am.
WTF... the Turkish airline is delayed for around 2 hours.
It is really damn tired for me.

1:30am - 2:10am.
We are on board but stay inside the plane.
I meet a Indonesia and Israel old woman.
They are very friendly!
After looking around, i found that Alex is sit beside Indonesia old woman.
We are very "yuan fe" to meet again.

2:10am - 6:40pm. 
Talk about the flight.
Please read my previous post - A Letter for THIS airline.
Previously i want to protect his name.
But, i am really angry what happen to me later.
Read and you understand the story behind!
If based on the scheduler, this plane will reach Singapore by 4:00pm.
And, my next flight is 6:45pm from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.

Indirectly, i miss the flight right?
First, i though myself - It is OK and Turkish airlines will arrange for us.
Because, it is not our mistake - wake up late or stop by immigration officer somewhere.

When i reach the gate, i saw 2 airport officer takes a note "KUALA LUMPUR"
I so grad that they will arrange something for us.
I realize that only 2 people go to Kuala Lumpur only.
Me and Alex!

The officers lead us to the Terminal 2 and try to solve the problems for us.
They check up with the HQ and Turkish Airlines.
Nobody want to responsible for that!
But, a least HQ will refund it for us.
Do you know what Turkish airlines officer said?
He told the airport officer that:
"If you not buy the air ticket direct from us and through agent.
Based on our policy, we are not responsible for any miss flight"
Wah... i am shock for while!
And, the airport officer told us you guy have to buy another ticket by your own.
What the hell!!!!
Airport officer told us, this is what they can do.
They suggest us to book online and there is not any counter inside the departure hall.
We check online and found that there is not any flight for tonight!
Not available for booking!

I feel nervous because i have to back home tonight and tomorrow morning (5am) i am going to Thailand.
I am really pity Alex, he miss 2 flight as well. One is from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching.
At the end, Alex plan to see the Turkish officer.

Both of airport officers leave us alone.
I have one last method is take a bus back to Kuala Lumpur.
I call to my friend John, thank you for his helps.

8:00pm -8:20pm
I found that how i can obtain back my luggage?
Shit! I go to the information counter.
A girl helps me and direct me to go out immigration counter.
And, go to the lost and found luggage counter to find my luggage.

I am waiting - to obtain the luggage as soon as possible.
The last bus is around 11:00pm.
And, i need take a taxi and go to golden horse and buy the bus ticket as well.

8:20pm - 9:00pm
I manage to get my luggage.
I try my luck and to go the Air Asia counter ask for ticket.
Lucky, there are 2 flights back to Kuala Lumpur.
I am quite pay 169 dollar and straight run to the departure hall again.
Gate D38 is damn far away from the check in counter.
It tests my heart beat again. If i die at that moment... who should responsible? 

9:00pm - 9:40pm
I run and manage pass gate!
Maybe, i can join the 2010 Olympic at London.

9:40pm to 10:00pm
On the board.
Looking around - see Alex is around or not. Not.

10:00pm to 10:45pm
Sometimes, i complain this flight but it helps me as well.

10:45pm - 11:15pm
First step on the Malaysia's land.
I smiles...

Reach home around 12:45pm.......

Lesson from this journey.
1) Don't panic if you miss the flight.  (this is the first time, i miss the flight)
2) Cannot book online if less than 12 hours or more And you need go to ticket counter.
3) If you lost/transit your luggage, go to Lost & Found luggage counter, they will helps you find it out!
4) Taxi driver will let you see their angry face if you take taxi around 11:30pm-11:59pm. Dont take late Taxi!
5) Don't try to use Turkish airlines, it is troublesome and not responsible at all! 


Medie007 said...

wah... glad that u made it homee...

Merryn said...

whoa.... very stressful lah i read ur post... :(

Tekkaus said...

Goodness....your blood is boiling! :D

இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

What kind of an @#$%^& airline policy that says if you do not purchase ticket direct from them they are not responsible? Either the officer do not know what he is talking about or that airline is *sigh* cant find a much *nicer* word to describe their stupidity. tQ for your 5 tips no more Turkish airline for you next time? tQ

CheaHSan said...

What a back to back schedule you having here can practically feel the clock ticking away. What a lousy airline are they out of their minds? What airline again ish ish ish...

Thanks for your handy tips and I got one for you too, next time please do not have a back to back schedule like ARR at night and next morning fly off to Thailand. Lucky your flight was not delayed for more than 6 hours then sorry bro can say bye bye Thailand instead haha then Vanessa gonna force the knife into your throat haha. Have fun sabai sabai.

cleffairy said...

Wahhhh... so kesian you. Nvm la... now home safely d, right?

uLi.佑莉 said...

Oh, now I learnt from you long long post :P

WendyinKK said...

Wah wah... must drink some liangcha to cool down lor.......

So cham la you, running all around.
Don't be so nice to protect the airlines la... Shoot it all out!! Then they'll know.

Engineer's Principles said...

wow, u can write a story book already.
life is up and down, thats normal.
but welcome back bro. the bolehland still the best, i believe.

Mummy Gwen said... much trouble you gone thru. Travelling such long distance and transitting is really stressful.

CH Voon said...

Medie007: thank you. i am home :)

Merryn: hehehe dont worry... i hope not more stressful posts.

Tekkaus: yalor... but now i am ok liao

CH Voon said...

Bananaz: Yalor... i also not accept this excuse! how can it delays for 3 hours and make me late to take another flight. so.. if possible dont use their service!

CheaHS@n: wakakaka...yalor... next time i will not repeat this kind of mistake. It is damn tired to do so. hehehe my daughter wont dot that to her daddy one.

cleffairy: yes... just back from Thailand.

CH Voon said...

uLi: hope u apply it as well :)

wendyywy: hahaha liangcha not apply to me that moment. now, i not more protect them because of their irresponsibleness manner!

SK Ding: hahaha i ni can meh? hahaha u are kidding me.

CH Voon said...

Mummy Gwen: Travelling is tired and lagi tired if face this kind of problems.

Annie Q said...

very interesting, full of "kan jiong-ness", stressful, angry, and funny (the way you write it). What an experience!!