My Connecting Flight Experience
After planning for two years, the time I have been waiting for had finally arrived. I was blessed and was given a tourist visa so I can visit my special friend in the UK and spend the summer together. The preparation and the packing of things have been so exciting! This will be my first time to go to the UK and this is definitely so memorable to me. Visiting this country hopefully be one of the happiest trips of my life. When I was a child, it had always been my dream to see “Big Ben” in London as well as Tower Bridge. I never thought that that dream would come true one day.
The United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and is an island nation in northwestern Europe. Europe is a continent with a magnificent country within it which attracts many tourists. A lot of travelers would love to visit Europe due to its famous culture, astonishing ancient buildings, and other historical attractions.
It was early in the morning when I got up and prepared myself. I had already packed up my things a few days before my trip so everything had already been set up. I had already done my shower and had eaten my breakfast and now I was ready. My flight going to Manila was past lunch time, about 1 o’clock in the afternoon. My sister picked me up and take me to the airport with my friend who was with me as she is also heading for Manila.
Reaching the Mactan International Airport would take 48 to 52 minutes but oftentimes it takes an hour to reach because of the heavy traffic. We started hitting the road two hours before my trip to Manila. I have a connecting flight from Cebu to Manila, Manila to Abu Dhabi and from Abu Dhabi to Heathrow, London. It would take about 14 hours flight in all for sure it would be a long journey but I liked it as I love to travel. While we’re on the road, I had a picture with my dear friend Susan taking inside my sister’s car on the way to the airport.
Of course, I definitely would not miss taking a poise inside the airport at Cebu before the departure. I just arrived at the entrance of the airport where I have to take the stairs and start lining up ready to go to the boarding gate.
We reached the airport early and we still have plenty of time to get things done then relax a bit while waiting for our flight. Finally, I have now checked in and I’m waiting for my flight. In fact, I was in the boarding gate already waiting for my flight bound to Manila on this picture.
My friend already left as her flight was a bit earlier than mine. Taking a selfie while waiting for the plane. It was a great day. My friend was also bound for Manila but she was on a different airline. So we stayed together for a little while before we parted ways. It was great to see my long lost friend for a bit. We had a great time catching up, it was worth it as she was very lively and had a lot of stories to tell.
This was the picture taken inside the plane. I am now on board going to Manila.