I am in Boise Idaho now and will be here for 4 weeks. Left Chennai in the wee hours (4.15 am) of 27th and after a marathon 30 hours of flying reached Boise on 27th evening around 7.00 pm. Traveled Emirates on Chennai-Dubai-Seattle leg & Alaska Airlines Seattle-Boise. The stretch from Dubai-Seattle was the longest : 15 hrs and 12000 Kms. Luckily had a good seat,could stretch my legs and had no companions next to me.Spent most of the time eating,drinking wine & juices,sleeping,walking the aisle to exercise & watching movies.
Transit time at Dubai was around 2 hrs. Dubai airport is very modern,of contemporary design & monumental in size and there were several travelators to transort you to various terminals . It is like a huge shopping mall and I spent time browsing through the Dubai Duty Free and the various retail outlets and clicking pictures.
From Dubai we flew right up across Europe and over the North Pole and down to Canada and into Seattle. While flying over the N.Pole the sun hovered on the horizon in virtually the same position for several hours. When we flew into Seattle the view of the Pacific Ocean back waters and the Olympic mountain peaks was breath taking.
Compared to Dubai, Seattle Airport was more more modest,less monumental,less impressive but neat & clean and well organized. One had to travel on underground trains to move to various terminals. First I had to collect my checked in baggage since I had to pass through immigration here. This process went smoothely and very few questions were asked. I had to travel in 3 different trains to reach C Terminal from where I had to catch the Alaska Airlines , whose primary hub is in Seattle.
After another transit of around 2 hrs in Seattle I finally boarded a smaller turbo prop aircraft for Boise and finally landed in Boise after a one and half hour flight. Slept right throughout and woke up only when the plane landed with a thud.Here are some pics taken at Dubai,Seattle and Boise airports
|Time Keeper at Dubai Airport|
|Police Airport Buggy|
|Champagne display at Dubai Duty Free|
|Two Charming Ladies at the wine shop - Chitra & Tereshkova|
|Dazzling Swarowski products on display-above & below|
|Display at Dubai Duty Free|
|Oasis in the desert country|
|Charming Korean stewardess at Seattle underground airport transfer train-Korean business man in background|
|Wajis above and Starbucks at Seattle|
|Alaska Restaurant above and Anthony's below at Seattle|
|A genie carrying out maintenance work at Seattle|
|Alaska Airways which flew us from Seattle to Boise|
|Landing at Boise|
|My grand daughter Mira posing in front of her home at Fleetwood CT, Boise|