a reply to: Gordi The Drummer
Just to explain, when we were coming back from Australia in mid-March, Dada was so tired and confused by the time we got to Dubai (about 13 hrs from
our airport in Oz), she had problems dealing with the four-hour layover there. We were lucky they let us on the plane to Prague for the final six
hours or so of our journey.
ETA: I'm going to state this very officially: the people from Emirates (who own and run the airport) were very understanding. They recognized my
wife's condition and listened to me when I asked them (ok, I begged
them!) to let me get her home on their plane, to where she could receive
And, although they had the right to stop her going on the plane, they were compassionate and we got back to Prague.
I am so grateful for their kindness and understanding.
However, having gone through all that, I can't put her through "airport security" again, because it's so stressful and frankly, in general it seems to
be about treating law-abiding people like a bunch of criminals.
Is this where we are now? What has happened to respect and common sense?
So, I won't even take her on a "short" flight within Europe now. Just too risky.
Meanwhile, we don't take "holidays". Heck, I don't even take her to local restaurants any more, because (when eating a meal) she sometimes forgets to
swallow -- which leads to complications, if I may put it that politely.
On a plane? After going through their absurd and frankly useless "security" protocols, that only inconvenience the innocent? No; it's just not an
edit on 17/7/18 by JustMike because: (no reason given)