The flight was delayed, as usual. The scheduled flight was 1220am but we only got to board the plane a few minutes before 1 am. I am used to delayed flights though. I felt it is something we should always expect but we still need to come to the airport two hours before the scheduled flight. Hmmm… Good thing I was with two new friends, Eden and Karen. Both of them will work in the same hospital where I am going. We spent the waiting time chatting about our lives.
It was my first time to ride an Emirates plane. I was expecting that I would be able to sleep on the plane during the eight-hour flight. I had a busy day before I left and I was very exhausted. I was drained physically, mentally and most importantly, emotionally.
But I was wrong. I did not get the sleep that I needed. I was on and off closing my eyes. Probably, my loved ones kept thinking about me on the ground and so there I was, restless above.
I never liked airplane food. It always turn my stomach upside down. But I had to eat something in order not to feel dizzy for the rest of the flight. But I liked the touch-screen TVs in front of the seats. There were lots of movies and music to choose from, most of them old though, but better than none at all.