Aladdin's adventure with Salam Air


Thursday 29th of November 2018 and I have my tea and oatmeal in my room when my alarm went off at 3 thirty. The taxi is booked for 6 thirty and my flight departs at 08:40. I had a can of Diet Pepsi with me and I enjoyed it during the ride to Muscat International Airport.

Muscat International Airport looks to be quite new, anyway, it is a nice airport. I stepped inside and I found Salam Air´s check-in counter and I was happy to discover a very short line of people waiting to check-in. A good start of the flight.

Muscat International Airport
Muscat International Airport

Muscat International Airport
Muscat International Airport

4 people ahead of me and 5 check-in desks open, this will go in a jiff. There was another line of people waiting, well, there was only one waiting to check in. The passengers in the other line checked in all the time, no need for them to wait and I discovered that the guy at the head of our line didn't move to the counter.

He just stood there blocking us when the other line moved all the time and no need to wait over there. So I changed line and the other passengers that had been ahead of me changed line as well.
- We saw what you did and we did the same, they told me
- Yeah, this guy never moved, I said, hope he make it in time for the flight, I continued

Check in and security was a quick thing and I was in a good mood. I will have a row of seat for myself. Walking through the TAX FREE after the security and I was soon at the gate. I took a seat next to the door to the bus stop. I read the news on my mobile phone while waiting for the bus and the time passed quickly.

Muscat International Airport
Coming out to the TAX FREE

Muscat International Airport
Walking to the gate

Muscat International Airport
Walking to the gate

Muscat International Airport
Walking to the gate

Muscat International Airport
No sign of any bus for us

Muscat International Airport
We reach our plane

Salam Air from Muscat to Dubai
Boarding Salam Air's flight to Dubai

Salam Air from Muscat to Dubai
Boarding Salam Air's flight to Dubai

Salam Air from Muscat to Dubai
The flight is almost empty

The bus arrived and we let for the plane and when boarding was completed the plane was almost Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.stempty, very good. Departure 08:40, well, that is scheduled departure time. At 08:40 there was no sign of any departure and I asked what was going on. They told me that they had to Salam Airsign some paper work before departure.

A lot of people running in and out from the cockpit and I asked one of the Stewardess what was going on.
- Just some papers that have to be signed
- Are you joking? Do you think the passengers are stupid?
- I go ask

15 minutes after 9 and I called the Stewardess again. She continued to blow smoke up my arse
- They are signing papers
And note, I have been flying a lot and I know that you have to walk on eggshells, talking to anyone after having stepped out from the taxi arriving to the airport. If someone tells you that 2+2 is 5 you have to agree. So I was very calm, and that is even though I was furious. I asked if it was a cubic ton of papers that had to be signed.

The Stewardess told me that I had to calm down as the other passengers got worried. I could not believe my ears and I made a mental note not to fly with Salam Air again.

Dubai International Airport
Getting off the plane in Dubai

It was a short flight so it was no problem, but again, nothing to drink or eat. As when I was flying to Muscat, no card reader so I could not buy any Diet Pepsi. And again, I shoved the Master Card Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.stlogo in the menu. They told me that this was a “future” service.

By bus to the immigration, a very quick immigration formalities and then, X-ray of my carry on before Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.stclaiming my bag. X-ray again and by now my e-cigarettes have passed so many x-rays that I have lost count. But no problem and I was soon in a mini mart buying all their Diet Pepsi before going to look for a taxi.

I was lucky, the first taxi was accepting credit cards and I could load my luggage in the back of the car and I took my seat and I popped open a Diet Pepsi.

Dubai Taxi
On the way to Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront

Dubai Taxi
On the way to Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront

We reach Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront at 11 thirty and my room is not ready so I go look for a restaurant. There was a cafe next to the hotel so I go there to see if they have something nice on the menu. I found avocado and I had avocado, tea and grilled cheese sandwich (es)Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st

I'm back at the hotel 20 past 12 and I can check in to my room and I liked my room. There is everything I need, the only thing I don´t like is the bathtub. Who likes to have a shower in a bathtub? Anyway, my plan is to go look for birds at the Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary later on in the afternoon. And I'm kind of excited to get there.

Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront
My room at Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront

Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront
My room at Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront

Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront
My room at Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront

Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront
My room at Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront

Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront
My room at Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront

Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront
My room at Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront

Even though I was happy with my room I was in a hurry to get to the Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary to look for birds. So I went down to get a taxi and I was offered the hotel taxi that was supposed to BE SO GOOD! Anyway, click HERE to find out if I find any birds.




       
                  
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Jiffy (also jiff)

noun [in SING.] informal a moment: we'll be back in a jiffy.

ORIGIN late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.

So as you understand, in a jiff pretty much depends on your internet.
So I put a “Next” button here and I hope that there isn't any problem to understand how to use that one. So just CLICK the “Next” button on your left hand side and you will be on the next page in a jiff!

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E ni Svenskar och inte förstår Engelska så ska ni skämmas. J och Björn, med det menar jag inte att alla mina stavfel ska ältas varje gång vi träffas.

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