Last international travel – 4 months ago to Male. This time traversing via connecting flights through Abu Dhabi into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
First travel on the Etihad Airways – a stark contrast to my experience with Air India, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air. A good level of comfort. The transit in Abu Dhabi hardly lasted half an hour as I switched aircrafts but surprisingly the air which I usually encounter in the gulf was thick.
King Khalid airport was very receptive, probably due to the odd middle of the night landing time with no other flights landing. The traffic was quiet. The ride was smooth. It felt good to be moving steady at 100-120 kmph. The breath of the air – the heat warming up the wind pipe.. It’s good to be back.