there’s snow in london, snow at heathrow. and again it seems like chaos is ruling.
sounds like the airport officials did not learn their lesson from december 2010…
i feel for anyone being stuck at heathrow right now. i hope it doesn’t get worse and i hope you all will make it SOON to your travel destination.
cemetery across the street
ps: there were times where i thought i would end up on that cemetery. real through the posts of stranded at heathrow to find out why.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on February 5, 2012
a year ago i found myself in a very difficult situation: being stuck in london heathrow during a snowstorm and stranded by the chaos that followed. a special someone very close to me and my friends were incredibly supportive during this time. they endured my crying and my confused state of mind. they offered help in various ways and distraction only to help me during this difficult week.
it feels strange to know that this has happened only a year ago. so much has happened in this past year…
and it is a strange coincidence that this last week, a year after heathrow, again my special someone and friends were there for me when i needed them. they were supportive, they tried their best to distract me or cheer me up; they really were there for me. i know some of you are reading this – thank you very much!
life gives you lemons but these lemons help you find the friends who are fun to make lemonade with.
thank you for the support i got in the past week and a year ago!
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on December 23, 2011
a fellow blogger posted a story of her recent plane travel with delta. to sum it up it was a horrible trip. and that reminded me that i am still waiting for a reply from british airways regarding my trip aka stay at heathrow airport back in december. the customer service emailed me in may that i would get back around 330 euro from my expenses. in all i claimed around 700 euro. according to british airways i failed to provide all documents that would have enabled them to pay me back the full amount. so i emailed back asking what exactly that means and what documents i failed to provide to get back the full amount. never received an answer to that…so i emailed again and asked…again, no reply. instead i get an email asking me to fill in a survey on the british airways customer service. really? do you really want my opinion RIGHT NOW?
i don’t quite understand what documents could be missing. the hotel bill for example was handed in as was the bank statement that showed the payment was deducted from my account. so what exactly could be missing? i even have pictures of the hotel room so i can provide proof i have stayed there. i’m clueless.
by the way, i learned from my ordeal (because i’m super smart!) and booked my december travel this year as direct flights from frankfurt. no layover anywhere and certainly NO british island!
in case you wondered, there’s no news on my bank account. today there were no new deductions and the bank has already set up a new card for me. whee! that’s 48 hours after the shit hit the fan – i am impressed! i didn’t think they could or would act this quickly.
regarding my apartment, no news (which is good news i guess). the two parties looked at my place individually but were not too impressed (yay). basically they had the same arguments as i did – too much hallway, too small rooms. the apartment itself is good – to live in but not to own. if the owner doesn’t change i don’t have to move. let’s keep it that way
off to bed now. it’s been a looong day.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on June 29, 2011