Our flight out of DC was eventful!!! Our plane delayed for about 3 hours while sitting on the tarmac, with us in it! All this while, the cabin crew insisted we wait and remain in our seats! Eventually, they had pity on us and decided to serve us with all the drinks we could ask for. I must admit that they were really nice about giving us lots of food and drinks. They did make up for the delay in grand style.
I would recommend this airline to anyone flying out to Europe if the flight doesn’t involve a transit in Russia because truly, Russians lived up to their stereotype of not being welcoming. I mean, I get the fact that most of them don’t speak English but really, a smile is a language too. The airport workers were really rude to not just me, which I could have attributed to the color of my skin, but to all the three others I was travelling with – 2 white Americans and a Chinese.
We spent close to 8 hours in Moscow, waiting for our flight into Zurich. The chairs in the airport were nothing short of uncomfortable which made our wait seem even longer, as if that were possible. Then, it didn’t help any that most of the people operating the information desks spoke very little English and so getting access to the WIFI was a real drag! We spent the first two hours talking to each other after which we resigned ourselves to our dear friend, Sleep, to help us with our boredom.
When we finally made it into Zurich, I was ecstatic to find more smiling faces at the airport. My AirBnB guy was super nice and gave me lots of detailed directions that made it very difficult for me to get lost. I got to my room after 10pm, hit the sheets and woke up only after 11am the following day. Now, I’m ready to explore this lovely city….
PS: I saw this wedding entourage while writing this post from my AirBnB room balcony. Such a long and wild entourage with lots of honking and attracting lots of attention that reminded me of Ghana. Of course, I will love Zurich!