We just missed our British Airways flight at an old Hong Kong Airport!! Adrenalin rushing whilst we tried to re-board the plane after disembarking for a toilet break for Andre. A lady was trying to guide us to the runway to board it but it was too late, the plane took off right above our heads. Damn… fortunately it was just a dream!!
The dream started as we board a British Airways flight, somehow for the second time, a home coming flight from Hong Kong to London. I was sitting next to Chloe on a row of four seats, Daisy with Andre somewhere else, in my dream, there were plenty of leg room, it might have been in the World Traveller Plus. I was showing Chloe the interesting folding table, which had a a couple of secret compartment where some mini toys were kept.
Somehow, the plane which was already cruising on the taxiway decided to stop by the terminal and its door was opened (pretty much like an MTR train door) allowing passengers to disembark for a quick toilet break. So without thinking about the strange occurance, as if we have done it before the four of us disembark from the plane.
Then it started to get exciting. Andre ran away from us, not listening to our verbal instructions. We had to run to get to him, which eventually we did within 10 secs. Phew.. But as we turned our backs to face the exit where we just disembark the plane from, the plane was no longer there. Damn I thought to myself, we have nothing on us, not evem our passports or money, everything was on the flight.
The next thing I did was approach one of the airport staff and told her our predicament. Not sure if it’s a typical HK or chinese thing, she started to spread our embarassed situation to some of her colleagues nearby as if she was saying, “Ha, another silly family that disembark a plane for a toilet break just before taking off time!”
Trying to make it back onto the plane desperately, I quickly interupted her little gossipy chat with her colleagues n asked, if it is still possible to board it before it take off. She gave it a good thought and said, there is still a small chance that we could. So she led us thru a passage.
It was indoor, and then outdoor, and the ground was wet and slippery. I was leading the way, it so seems as if I had been there before. I ran and I slipped, twice and each time I fell, it was at the corner-ed, turning edge of the path. Along the way, we passed 2 males (2 separate occasions). They were both dark, tall and very big.
As we walked we could see planes taking off. And eventually I saw a British Airways plane took off above our heads, and the lady confirmed that it was our flight.
Immediately my next response was, okay, fine , we have missed the flight, what can we do next? I mean we do not have out passports, money or luggages, is the airline going to fly our stuff back from London to HK, so that we can have our travel papers to identify ourselves. What are we going to do next? I remember I bought travel Insurance, I know that we will get compensated for “unable to continue onwards travel” and the policy numbers were 5810. I told the lady about the travel insurance and she made a call to the insurance company to get more information, and that was when the next tragic thing happened…… I woke up!!
Now, I will never know what happened and how such a situation could be resolved. Well it shouldnt happen anyways but I am sure it might have happened a couple of times some where.
Do you work in the airport and has anything like this happened before?