Thursday, March 24, 2011

HK/Macau 2011 - We missed our flight!

Never had I ever imagined myself being ‘granted’ the opportunity to experience one of the most unfortunate stories commonly takes place in the airport – missing a flight. We, five in a family, had arrived in the airport two hours in advance, somehow didn’t make it in time for our flight. On that remarkable day, we missed our flight because of long lines. The drop off area at Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) airport was overflowing with passengers waiting to stamp their passports. The malfunctioned e-gates, the shortage of custom officials, the exceptionally huge lines … … had led to a painful lesson for 16 passengers, including my whole family.

Needless to say, despite pleading with the airport staff and yelling like maniacs at the top of our lungs, we didn’t manage to gain entry to the aircraft but to watch it leave with 16 untaken seats. Having gotten up from the wrong side of the bed, we were forced to fork out an astronomical price for the tickets to catch the next flight to Macau. There, with much frustration, sad, regret and heartache, was another 6 hours of waiting.

Consequently, instead of arriving in Macau for breakfast, we landed at 4.10 in the afternoon!

The Ruins of St. Paul's

The Central Post Office

The Municipal Council

The Holy House of Mercy

Estabelecimento de Bebidas E. Comidas Café

Steamed egg custard with lotus seeds

Steamed egg custard

Double-skin milk pudding

Steamed Ginger Egg Custard

Shark's fin soup

Shark's fin soup with rice (yu chi lou fan... hahaha)


  1. Gosh...Pam!! So sorry to hear.. so the 2 hours in advance is not enough for LCCT passengers, we must go there 3 or 4 hours in advance after reading your frustrating experience... gosh.. I would yell too.. money and time wasted unnecessarily ... but after looking at the food, the trip looks good too! I must follow you next time.. hahaha...

  2. Claire:

    Haha... I should be grateful to the unique experience of mine. I always believe in learning our lesson the hard way.

  3. MingNa, i experienced before...Learn from mistake!

    Domestic Flight: 1Hour before departing gate.SO must take 2 hrs to be at the airport.

    International Flight: 2 hrs before departing gate. So at least 3-4 hrs must be there before the flight.

    Lesson learnt: Self Check In at the Air Asia Kiosk Machine (I think only for International Flight). Less hassle and long q too! After check in using the machine, we just drop our luggage at the counter.

  4. アンゼエリン :

    Thanks for the kind advice.

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