Wrong country, wrong time and no luggage!

I thought this trip was going to go well as I actually found my passport the day before I left, instead of the normal frantic search an hour before I am due at the airport. But I was wrong.

Left home at 5.30 a.m. to catch 6.30 a.m. flight to Auckland and then on to Singapore and Malaysia. We almost got to Auckland, then JAFA weather meant we circled for 30 minutes and then were taken back to Wellington as Auckland Airport had closed.

Spent a couple of hours on phone between Air NZ, Singapore Air and travel agent and managed to get on standyby to a 10.30 a.m. flight to Auckland. Mt flight to Singapore was however scheduled to leave at 9.00 a.m. and have just a one hour transit in Singapore before hitting Malaysia at 5 p.m Friday.

Arrived in Auckland to find my luggage had been lost. By the time of boarding to Singapore at 2.45 p.m. it still had not turned up. Also had argument with koro club lounge staff over my points status – my mood gets worse.

Flight to Singapore arrives at 9.30 p.m. and I find out the next flight to Malaysia is at 6.30 a.m. Never mind I have not slept for two days (I can not sleep on flights). I arrive at hotel (paid for by SAL) just after midnight and cheerily informed I will have to be up at 4.30 a.m. to leave for airport by 5.00 a.m.

Luggage has been found but will not arrive in Singapore until Saturday night and hence Malaysia until maybe Sunday morning. Never mind I am doing a presentation on IPv6 and .nz on Saturday afternoon!

Things can only get better from here!

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