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Emergency flight home

Guayaquil, Madrid and Heathrow Airport

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The reason why I flew back home is explained in the next blog post.

One or two more stressed moments at the airport in Madrid, to go with the ones I had on 15th May. At baggage x-ray the duty-free bottle of aguardiente I'd bought at Guayaquil Airport for Dave was confiscated because it had come from outside the EU; they did give me the option of going back round and signing forms in order to keep onto it, but the plane from Guayaquil had arrived late and I was in a mad rush to get to my gate in time, so I didn't have any time to spare. An airport employee rushed me and a couple of other people bound for Heathrow directly to our gate; I was very grateful because without her help I may well have missed my flight.

At Heathrow I spent 40 minutes waiting at the baggage carousel before making an enquiry about my bag. Yes, it hadn't arrived - it was still in Madrid but would be arriving later that night - but no, I wouldn't have to wait for it or come back to collect it, because British Airways would deliver it to my door the next morning. They were as good as their word!

Posted by 3Traveller 13:50 Archived in Spain Tagged airport layover

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