A trip to Athens

6 Jul, '03

[b]Athena – Day 1 – 30 June 2003[/b]

Emirates Airlines is not a company I would recommend, in fact if you have a choice in the matter, I would strongly advise you to fly with another airline.

Although the aircraft arrived early in Bahrain, it left late. When I finally boarded I found an old woman sitting in my seat! There was no where else to sit. Of course I reserved that particular seat when I bought my ticket – I normally travel light and sit at the front in an isle seat so that I can get out of the airplane as soon as possible – calling the flight attendant didn’t resolve the problem. They in turn called a ground-staff who looked at me and said “well what can I do for you? Do you want me to remove the women from your seat?”

I was flabbergasted. I was being blackmailed. To understand why I regard this a blackmail you have to understand that although the Arabs generally relegate women to third-class citizenship, when it comes to situations like this, they put them in very high regard. Had he removed the woman from my seat, he would have split a family because there was another woman sitting next to her that I assume was her daughter, and putting a woman next to a “strange man” is a no-no.

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  1. anonymous says:

    Heyz Dad!!!

    Heyaz.. just 2 say, nice photos!! lol, i like looking at ur site.. ur a good writer and photographer, you should maybe write a novel with [b]that[/b] good writing skills!! hehehe.. anywaaayyy.. Luv yaz!!
    Hanan

  2. mahmood says:

    Re: Heyz Dad!!!

    thanx Hanano! I’ll certainly consider it.

  3. anonymous says:

    Re(1): Heyz Dad!!!

    cool.. neway, tell me wen u did consider it 😛 (i dunno how 2 do faces on ur site)… YAAWWNNN!!! nitey nite!!

    luv,

    Hanan

  4. anonymous says:

    Lay off the BSPCA – they are doing as well as they can!!!

    I find your remarks about the BSPCA to be very harsh. Sure, they don’t get everything perfect all the time. They receive NO government funding, have NO authority to enforce anti-cruelty laws, and rely totally on donations. Get to the root of the problem – it is a lack on MONEY not a lack of CONCERN that governs the way they do things. How about making a donation, or helping at the shelter, instead of doing nothing but comlain, like 99.9% of the other per owners on this Island

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