Writing this I am at Wellington airport on Tuesday afternoon, through security, and relaxing with a book and a glass of wine.
My bag plus bike was over the weight limit by 4kg but Qantas didn’t seem to have an issue 😀. They just printed the labels and smiled. I smiled too as there was nothing I could leave behind.
I have travelled twice on these biking trips with the same weight restriction and once had to pay excess baggage. This time I was wondering why I was over the weight limit, as I am staying in all hotels so I am minus the weight of the tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping mat – until I remembered that the last two trips I boarded with a carry on backpack well over weight, having to concentrate on not falling backwards and hoping they would not weigh it – whereas this time I just have a small string bag.
It has been a crazy busy last few days trying to get on top of work, so I have not done a lot of training – never mind plenty of training coming up!
I am boarding in 30 minutes, the first leg is three and half hours to Melbourne, a two and half hour wait, then I board for a 14 hour flight to Dubai.
Then I have to get to another terminal to find an airline called Fly Dubai. I have nearly four hours before boarding, and then a final 6 hour flight to Bosnia. Thankfully my bag and bike are checked through to Bosnia, so I don’t have to worry about them in Dubai.
Let the horror of long haul travel in cattle class begin.
Thanks in advance to my daughter Kelly blog editor extraordinaire (Editor’s note: My work has already begun, turning what was a wall of text with few full stops, terrible sentence structure, and multiple auto-corrects into something slightly readable!)