We are stuck (temporirily) in Amsterdam
We were supposed to transit in Amsterdam and wait for 5 hours before getting on the flight to Newcastle. However we faced a problem. Suddenly all flights from Amsterdam to Newcastle, Humberside and Manchester were canceled. They claimed it was due to bad weather. I’m not sure if some rain is called bad weather. Yes, there was rain but the type of rain I don’t think can be called bad weather. Malaysia’s heavy rain accompanied with thunder storm is far more severe than the rain in Amsterdam just now.
If they said that the flight is delayed, we have no problem. Yes, we can understand. Then we will wait. The problem here is they said the flight is cancelled and we have to rebook our flight to our wanted destination. Many passengers were seriously pissed off. There was such a long que at ticket counter T4, the location where all victims have to rebook their flight ticket.
We queued together. However, the line movement is so slow. It’s 3 meters per hour. How can we cope with such a slow progress. I waited for our hand luggage in the que while my other half tried to make some phone calls and arrangement. After a few long roaming calls, she managed to get the ticket at 4.20pm. Remember, the original flight we were supposed to fly is at 10.05 am. We arrived in Amsterdam at 6 am. The airport is now our temporary home before we can get into the next plane to Newcastle.
We have to kill a lot of time now. Ikhwan, Marsya and Alya is playing with the tiny trolley. My wife is sleeping. She needs it more than me because she cannot sleep in the plane taking care of Alya and Marsya. I’m monitoring the hand luggage and the kids. I’m sleepy and tired at the same time. Since I cannot sleep and must stay awake, I took another opportunity to blog about this adventure. Luckily there was a line that give us 30 minutes of free wifi here.
p/s: I would like to take the opportunity to thanks few important people who send us to the airport yesterday. They are my bro in law family, my parents + adi and my business partner – Azwan.my. Cheers mate. You guys rock!!!