Sleepless In California
12:00 - 02:00 Boarding for EK flight bound to NY
02:00 - 16:00 Non-stop flight through the night (and day) to New York.
15:00 - 17:00 Waiting on JFK Tarmac cause some lame-ass pilot was hogging the EK gate
17:00 - 17:45 Waiting inline for Passport control check
17:30 - 19:00 Did all the "registration work" at passport check
19:00 - 20:30 Roaming around JFK looking for American Airlines flight to San Francisco
20:00 - 01:00 Caught the flight to San Francisco on AA: Discovered a whole new meaning for the concept of "budget airlines"
01:00 - 02:30 Filling 'Missing Baggage Report' at AA lost luggage desk
02:30 - 04:00 Shuttle service from San Francisco to San Jose
04:00 - 06:00 looking around Santana Row for somewhere/something to eat..
06:00 - 07:00 first time to have sea food for breakfast (it was dinner time in San Jose)
08:00 - sleep - at last
I just woke up. I think the jet lag will take some time to wear off. My eyes are still red and everything around is in slow motion. One would think you can have enough sleep on that 15hr DXB-JFK flight ... but how could I with the inhumanly impossible leg/knee space on EK flights? People all around me farting/burping all night long - I swear, I was this close to permanently losing the sense of smell? When everytime I attempt to close my eyes, the super-sized-super-bright LCD screen light went thru my head like a hot skewer cutting thru butter? Oh and with that insomniac moron, 2 rows behind me, laughing all night long at comedy movies? What a flight!
Oh well.. got to sleep for a few more hours, but I still can't sleep well enough. This lost luggage thing is keeping my mind busy. Let hope I get them tonight (as promised) - otherwise, it will be a "Credit Card Go Wild at Nordstrom Day" tomorrow..