Friday, April 03, 2009

Doha, Qatar April 2009: Arriving in Houston-Intercontinental from downtown Houston

At the airport there was hardly anyone around. I cleared security and then went and got some tickets for the journey.

One that was over with, I went across to Terminal D and after a 30 minutes wait was able to check-in and got an aisle seat.

I then headed upstairs to the gate as I was trying to find a Lounge since boarding would not start for another 45 minutes. There is an Executive Lounge, but it is only available to Qatar, Lufthansa, Singapore and one other airline. Bummer.

I made my way down to the Presidents Club in the C Concourse. On my way, I spotted my airplane at the gate.
I made my way to the Club which was open due to delayed flights, but its closing time is 7:00p. I got online and found a quick snack. Before long, the agent said we had to leave. It was time to do so anyways.

I headed back to the gate at D4 where boarding had already commenced.

Doha, Qatar April 2009: Departing downtown Houston

I'm off to Doha, Qatar.

I waited for the bus and the one that showed up was the wrong one that does not go all the way to the airport, but still says "Bush IAH Intercontinental" on it. So I had to take the 500 at a cost of $15.00! I was not happy so I called Metro to yell at them.

I then walked over to the stop for the 500 and paid the $15.00 and boarded. It was an O.K. ride with just three of us onboard. We arrived at the airport at 5:36p.