international logistics

The Dust of Two Deserts

(part 6 of 6. In transit)

back to the airport (see part 2 “The Nearly Terminal”)

126 .. Travelling light means that I carry just two pairs of shoes (a lightweight black leather business pair and a pair of comfortable running shoes)*

* After shooting video in both the Nevada and Gobi deserts, my runners were coated with multiple layers of fine dust. Trekking over a mountain to a remote Chinese village, rinsed them clean!

127 .. Commemorate your trip with photographs, but be selective. You have a large capacity analogue storage device in your head. It is preferable to remember, rather than abdicate in favour of a digital recording, or isolate yourself by constantly viewing your surroundings via a screen

128 .. Breathe.

If you can’t change it, or work around it, just chill and accept it!

There is no point having a heart attack over a long delay or even a 24 hour flight postponement. Attempt other routings or transport options. However, if none can be found, utilise the extra time to relax or explore some local hospitality. Enjoy the experience

 

 

 

This six part Frequent Flyer series:

The Itinerant Itinerary
(Frequent Flyer, part 1 of 6. Logistics)

The Vacuum Pack
(Frequent Flyer, part 2 of 6. In preparation)

The Nearly Terminal
(Frequent Flyer, part 3 of 6. Before departure)

The Forty Hour Wednesday
(Frequent Flyer, part 4 of 6. In the air)

A Degree in Airports
(Frequent Flyer, part 5 of 6. Upon arrival)

The Dust of Two Deserts
(Frequent Flyer, part 6 of 6. In transit)

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Reference links:

Accor Hotels
Airfare Watchdog
Air France
Aman Resorts
AmEx
Airlines Reporting Corporation
Australia Post debit cards
AusTrade
Cathay Pacific
China Air
China Eastern
China Southern
CTrip.com
Datashur
Delta
DragonAir
DuckDuckGo (search engine)
Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
Emirates
Exchange Rates
Expedia
ExpressVPN
FareCompare
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Google Flights
HHonours
Hyatt Hotels
Intercontinental Hotels
JAL
JCB
Jet Lag Rooster
Kayak
Kempinski
Last Minute
Malaysian Airways
Mandarin Oriental
Marriott
MasterCard
Millennium Hotels
Omni Hotels & Resorts
OneWorld
Opera (browser)
QANTAS
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Singapore Airlines
Skyteam
Smart Traveller
Star Alliance
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Taj Hotels
Thai Airways
Uber
UnionPay
United Airlines
US State Department (passports & travel)
US State Department (Smart Traveler)
US State Department (travel alerts)
US State Department (travel documents)
Visa Card
Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

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