19 Nov 2017

Sri Lanka - Getting Lost In Travel 作者:nfiamingo

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There really is no worse feeling than being sick while away from home, especially when sitting in a cold airport for hours, knowing you will be boarding a moving plane for an additional 13+ hours!!

But thanks to a number of individuals, I made it and gladly slept on the flight for most of the ride.

I was sure to keep ordering orange juice and water to try and rehydrate myself and found myself thanking the lord that Maureen (reminder, left early) and I had previously arranged for seats together and near the bathroom. This allowed extra space for me to lay and the proximity to the bathroom was awesome!!!

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Sri Lankan Airlines is awesome at trying to help their passengers adapt to time-changes. They woke me for a hot towel and a warm breakfast... since Maureen was not flying with me- I was able to pick and choose some additional items from her tray- yay for more fruit.

I was beginning to feel a bit better and thought I would try some food.

I ate some of the potatoes and mushrooms, two pieces of pineapple, the orange juice and the cardboard-like bread. Not my favorite in-flight meal but not the worst either.

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My first flight of the trip was delayed, which then caused a miss in connecting flights, which, the airline already anticipated such and changed our flights without notification.

As I entered the London airport, still feeling very ill and fatigued, I was detained by security - likely due to my illness.

I finally made it through security and was trying to figure out a flight that would get me home,

I walked for about 20 minutes to where the cranky women told me to and I find out this was very wrong and I would need to go back my 20-minutes get a train, take a shuttle and then go through security again (get detained, again!) then walk another 15 minutes!

I was feeling a little stressed, a bit annoyed, and exhausted!

Oh, and I was told they would no longer be able to accommodate a gluten-free meal. Question, if you anticipated that we would need to change flights so you reroute us, why wouldn't you also reroute our meals?! British Airways, oh how I do not love you right now!

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As I entered the plane, knowing I am still not well but would need to eat, I asked the flight attendant if they would have anything they could muster up for a gluten-free dish.

The flight attendants where awesome! They did everything in their power to help! They had the first class chef whip up a meal for me. While I do not eat cheese or fish - when the first class chef goes out of his way to provide you with a good gluten-free meal and the cheese is real Parmesan- you eat it all!!!