Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Trip Abroad Asia Trip - 04

Flight LH445
Atlanta Frankfurt
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec 22-23, 2009
Somewhere between US and Europe

We left about 15 to 2o minutes late in time at Atlanta-Jackson International airport and flew from Atlanta toward Frankfurt in Germany via Lufthansa LH 445. Half way through the flight I had to take help of a cheerful and helpful air hostess to retrieve an ear-plug that got stuck in my ear and started to break. She very skillfully used her name badge to pull the ear-plug out of my ear. Thanks to her thoughtfulness and skill.

Then as we approached the airport we had to land outside the regular terminal since we were late. By the time we landed it was 9:10 local time and by the time the ladder was placed and boarded the bus to the terminal it was 9:35. Out connecting flight was supposed to leave at 10:15. So we hope and run through the terminal and security check only to find out our flight has already left.

We then had to leave the boarding area to get our tickets re-booked. We were rerouted via Qantas and Singapore airline via Singapore to our final destination. We then boarded our Qantas flight about 12 hours of stay at Frankfurt.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Trip Abroad Asia Trip - 03

Getting Ready for the Trip
Monday, Dec 21, 2009
Tallahassee, FL, USA

We are getting ready for the trip to Asia. The packing is almost done and we checked with the one-way rental car. Due to heavy snow-storms (Saturday and Sunday) in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA we don't know how our flights will be affected. We are hoping that since ours is an international flight and we are leaving from weather wise unaffected airport in the southeastern US we will be okay.

We will know more details soon.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Trip Abroad Asia Trip - 02

Travel Abroad Asia Trip 02
Travel Visa
Travisa Outsourcing

For our recent trip we need to get some visas for some Asian country and we have found out now that Travisa Outsourcing is handling the obtaining of the visas. We used to have some level difficulty in tracking about what was happening when we tried earlier to obtain some visas to other Asian countries. But this time we found that Travisa Outsourcing was very efficient.

They gave us a tracking number and from the secure website we could follow the status of the visa. From our experience we found it took about 5-8 days to get the visa with regular (no expedited service requested) from the day it was sent out using regular mail and received by us regular mail. We are very happy with the new service.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Trip Aborad Asia Trip - 01

Trip Abroad Asia Trip -01
via Lufthansa Airlines

We will be off to Asia via Europe soon. We will be flying via Lufthansa Airlines, the German carrier based in Frankfurt, Germany. It has been several years since we flew in Lufthansa.