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disneyhockeymad
02-02-2009, 08:42 AM
Oh my goodness what a complete nightmare!!! I wish I could enjoy the snow I really do but after the events of the last few days I don't want to see any more for a while!!

I've been at home in Kent this weekend for a family thing and was due to fly back to uni last night in time for my lectures and handing in an assigment that's due. Well I arrived at the Gatwick yesterday evening after a 2 hour journey on the M25 due to the snow where I was rushed through check in and then pushed on to security, I have to say I was a little dubious about whether the flight was going ahead due to the weather but I was assured it was, so onwards I went to security, having only 20minutes to clear that and get to the gate. Well just being my luck the security belt breaks down so we have to move all our stuff to the already crowded one next to it. It took about 15minutes to get through the belt and as my trousers set off the alarm I had to have a full blown body search too, believe me I was cursing!! By this time there was just a man and me left so he kindly got my bags off the belt for me (he didn't look the type to be a disser but if you are THANKYOU!!) and we ran to the departure lounge... we were greeted with 'please wait', fantastic! We waited for about and hour and a half when they finally cancelled all flights, so of course mass panic ensued and everyone rushed to the information desk, we were escorted back through to the check in side of the airport and left at the Flybe desk where they automatically transfered us on to the next flight which was in the morning and booked us a hotel room if we needed it, which I did. They put us on a bus and off we went!

The hotel, the Cockthorne I think, was amazing! Like a palace, they made a special dinner for us, which Flybe paid for, and then provided us with breakfast in the morning, both of which were fantastic!! The room was really comfy too, I settled down in bed and watched the superbowl, so I can't complain too much!!

We hopped on the courtsey bus back to the airport in the morning (again paid for by Flybe) and I arrived at the airport in plenty of time for the morning flight, flights were coming and going so I was hopeful that ours would go too. The time for the flight came and went, as did another hour, eventually we were told it was delayed till 11am (from 9:40) which again came and went. Finally we were boarded at 11:35 and then sat on the taxi stand for a good hour waiting to be 'de-iced'. We took off at 12:50, touched down in Newcastle at 13:50 and finally at 15:00 I'm back in my uni room 21 hours after I left my house in Kent. I have never been so glad to be back at uni!!!!

natalielongstaff
02-02-2009, 08:43 AM
nightmare !!! im glad you have finally arrived home safely :grouphug:

Bolanette87
02-02-2009, 08:44 AM
:hug: Sounds like an absolute nightmare! Glad your're in the town safe and sound though (It isn't much better there though!)

Bob xoxoxo

Netty
02-02-2009, 08:47 AM
what a nightmare for you, stay snug now in Newcastle:goodvibes

Pinky166
02-02-2009, 08:49 AM
Well done...I think I would have given up & gone back home last night! ;)

disneyhockeymad
02-02-2009, 08:52 AM
Well done...I think I would have given up & gone back home last night! ;)

I wish I could have done, but it would have meant dad coming out to pick me up in the appalling conditions which would have taken 2 hours each way as the trains weren't working and then some how getting back to the airport this morning, which just wouldn't have happend because the M25 was shut!!!

Minniespal
02-02-2009, 09:08 AM
What a nightmare.......glad you finally arrived in Newcastle.

snookhams
02-02-2009, 09:14 AM
so glad that you finally made it back, wot a long journey - not one of your best I'm betting!

jjk
02-02-2009, 09:16 AM
glad you finally made it home

tennisfan
02-02-2009, 09:19 AM
Glad you made it safely after a nightmare start

gemmybear83
02-02-2009, 09:24 AM
Urgh what a nightmare! It's good that flybe treats their customers so well though :thumbsup2

thelittlemermaid83
02-02-2009, 10:33 AM
Glad you made it back safely.

florida sun
02-02-2009, 11:16 AM
What a nightmare journey, gald you got there safely:goodvibes

The Fetherstons
02-02-2009, 11:36 AM
Glad you have arrived safely:goodvibes what a journey:sad2:

Its terrible here in Newcastle today and apparently going to get worse:sad2: it took my husband nearly 3 hours this morning to do a 10 minute car journey to work, I was nearly 1 hour late too, Im off until Saturday now tho:)

disneyhockeymad
02-02-2009, 11:41 AM
Glad you have arrived safely:goodvibes what a journey:sad2:

Its terrible here in Newcastle today and apparently going to get worse:sad2: it took my husband nearly 3 hours this morning to do a 10 minute car journey to work, I was nearly 1 hour late too, Im off until Saturday now tho:)

wow 3 hours! It's not half as bad as Kent Newcastle but it's getting that way, the difference is that Newcastle can cope with it to an extent, Kent just can't because it's a complete novelty!! I hope it doesn't get much worse!!

And thanks everyone, you have no idea how glad I am to be back in 1 piece!!

The Fetherstons
02-02-2009, 11:44 AM
wow 3 hours! It's not half as bad as Kent Newcastle but it's getting that way, the difference is that Newcastle can cope with it to an extent, Kent just can't because it's a complete novelty!! I hope it doesn't get much worse!!

And thanks everyone, you have no idea how glad I am to be back in 1 piece!!

It is forecasted tonight and we have been warned the school DS goes to may close 2moro so we have to listen to Metro Radio for further information

disneyhockeymad
02-02-2009, 11:48 AM
wow that bad eh... I've got my wellies all out already for the walk to lectures tomorrow morning!!

mandymouse
02-02-2009, 11:53 AM
What a nightmare. Glad you got there safely :)

The Fetherstons
02-02-2009, 11:56 AM
wow that bad eh... I've got my wellies all out already for the walk to lectures tomorrow morning!!

Oooh you need your wellies on and wrap up warm, Im going to look for some when I go accross to asda as my feet and trousers were soaken today

saratogagirl
02-02-2009, 11:59 AM
glad to hear you are safe and sound, and that flybe treated you so well

Snowy-girls
02-02-2009, 02:06 PM
Glad you eventually arrived safe+well Laura :thumbsup2 .x.

darthtatty
02-03-2009, 02:47 PM
poor you, glad youre back where you belong.
safe and sound :goodvibes