The Eagle has landed

.. or as Wim T. Schippers would say: “We zijn weer thuis!”.

Even with flightnumber 911 we arrived safely, without any skyscrapers in our way 🙂


Going home

Going home…

Got up at 6 am and after a great coffee I made it just in time for the 6:45 Haruka Express to Kansai Airport. Let’s hope my luck holds until Berlin.

Just checked-in, boarding at 10:20 (Japan time). While we were lined up in the queue to check-in, Finnair made us sign a document stating the contract is changed and they are only supposed to fly us to Helsinki and that they cannot be helt accountable for any extra costs. Bloody crooks! But I added my text to the document, stating that I only “sign under protest, since such a contract change is illegal and not in accordance with current EU-legislation”. And I took a copy for myself just in case…. I think any lawyer may love this. But maybe my connecting flight takes place after all, let’s see…
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I just now received a call from FinnAir (15 min ago): my flight goes tomorrowmorning!

So, on thursdaymorning 11:00 (Japan Time) I leave Kansai Airport and will arrive at Helsinki at 15:10 (Helsinki Time).
From there I leave at 17:15 and will arrive in Berlin at 18:10 (both local Helsinki / Berlin time).

Darn, that’s a susprise. And I wanted to do things tomorrow!!!
So: don’t fly FinnAir, wherever you go!!

Holiday 2.0

I call this week “Holiday 2.0” for obvious reasons – it’s the second holiday in Kyoto, without having departed and returned. 🙂 The sun has finally started to shine again and the temperatures have increased. So I think I will be suffering terribly from the prolongued stay…. haha, will not!

Spring 'es in the air!

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Berlin S-Bahn takes over the world

The BBC-site reports:

BBC correspondents have been tweeting about their personal experiences of the travel disruption. Lyse Doucet has had to travel by train from Kabul to London.

She tweets: “In Cologne. Standing room only on trains in Europe travel chaos. People ordered off trains. Too full to move! Stay calm urges one passenger!”

I bet that is the next step on the plan from the Berlin S-Bahn to take over the world. First the Berlin city-trains (S-Bahn) are cancelled for over 14 months now and the few ones that work, are over-overcrowded. And now the S-Bahn organizes a vulcano-eruption in order to get everybody on the (again over-overfilled) trains. Darn, I was too late to buy stock-options…. again…

Ice, ice, baby!!

I called FinnAir earlier this afternoon but there is no new update available yet. The last info is that Finnish airspace remains closed until sunday, April 18 15:00 local time and my flight is supposed to land 15:10. It is not sure yet, but likely that this will be prolongued and that my flight is cancelled. Next available flight, with connection to Berlin is next week Sunday, April 25th at 11:00 from Osaka and arriving again at 15:10 in Helsinki. So my holiday will be one week longer! Luckily I am in the guesthouse and not at some airport and luckily I can stay here a week longer!
Because that flight is expected to be filled soon, I decided to change the flight and stay one week longer here. I do not wish to start a flight and then end up at Helsinki Airport for 5 days or at some place inbetween…like in Irkutsk with a forced stay there for several days. So: I’m staying one week longer in Kyoto!!!
(Ad whispers softly: “YIHAAA!”)

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Ik heb zojuist met FinnAir gebeld, maar zij hebben nog geen update van de actuele situatie.
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