Let the 34 hours journey begin: KL to Abu Dhabi bound

Reached KLIA at 12 midnight. – Quite early as the counters were still closed. We got checked in by Ramzan. A very nice chap who tried to help with my husband’s ticket. Just to note, I got all my 3 boarding pass ready.
1. Kuala Lumpur to Abu Dhabi
2. Abu Dhabi to Chicago
3. Chicago to Las Vegas.

But my husband managed to get boarding pass for journey (1) – This means that we need to go to the transit counter both in Abu Dhabi and Chicago to get his boarding passes.

Since it was still early, we spend most of our time at the MAS Golden Lounge. Again, at the counter of the Golden Lounge, Azad (GL Leader) was very attentive. Kudos to that!
Food was good especially the teh tarek — was absolutely delicious! A must try.

GoldenLounge_Watermark

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Our flight was on time. By 3.25am, we pushed off via Jet Airways. Here’s a peak on the business class.

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The steward was very attentive and efficient. Ask anything and he’ll come back with your orders. Too bad I didn’t get his name.

We arrived at Abu Dhabi Airport at 6pm’ish – a very busy airport. We went straight to the Transfer Counter to get the boarding pass for my husband for journey no. (2). The staff who attended to us looked at my husband’s boarding pass and advised us to go straight to the gate. At that time we still had about another 2 hours before our next flight.

Luckily that we did walk over to the gate. It was crowded with people! Why? Because on the way to the gate, there were security checks for people travelling to the US. Luckily I was travelling on business, we were given priority can cut the queue short (although my husband is on economy – I only showed my boarding pass) =)

Once passed security checks for US, there is an immigration counter. At this moment, they will check your boarding pass and will let you know whether you bags have arrived at the immigration or not. We had to wait for a mere 10 minutes as my luggage have not arrived yet. When they called out my name, we can then continue to queue up again at the immigration counter. They asked on the stuff that we bought with us and I had Brahims, Maggie and tins of tuna. They had to inspect our bags! Haih! At that time we were about 50 minutes before our flight depart.

At the waiting area (for the luggage inspection) there were a bunch of people waiting. Like A LOT! Alhamdulillah, my name was called again and that time we only waited for 10 minutes. They inspected our bags. Maggie Ayam tak lepas! Other than that, all good. So we quickly head to the gate.

 

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