26.01.2008 - 26.01.2008
I flew to Dubai [Dubai-travel-guide-565786] today ... mixed emotions ... sad to leave Sanaa and Marie but happy to be on the way home. I have confirmed tickets from Sanaa to Hong Kong (with a night stop in Dubai).
I noticed on my Emirates flight that the sign on the aircraft toilet door said in Arabic "Idfaa" ... that means "Pay" (imperative or command form) ... also means "Push" (again imperative or command form). I like that ... I should have should put a box on the door for the silly ones, then collect the loot at the end of the flight.
From Hong Kong it is "subload" or standby using Kim's airline staff tickets. Due to summer in New Zealand and Chinese New Year coming up, flights to Auckland are full for weeks. I had brought forward my departure from Sanaa by about a week in anticipation of getting stuck in Hong Kong ... possibly beyond the validity of my three-month air ticket :-(