Thursday, April 19, 2007

Back in the HKSAR

Matt and I made it safe and sound back to Hong Kong yesterday. We were meant to arrive on Tuesday night, but ended up spending the night in Tokyo after missing our connecting flight. Six hours into our Detroit-Tokyo flight, the captain announced we would be making a short stop in Anchorage, Alaska. Within minutes of landing, two armed police men boarded the plane to arrest a man sitting one row behind us. It was weird. My instant reaction was to internally curse Homeland Security--I just can't help myself. Matt suggested the man might have snuck 4 oz. of liquid on board, blatantly ignoring the 3 oz. liquid/gel/toothpaste/deoderant/complete nonsense rule. Regardless of his supposed crime, I felt pretty sorry for the guy. Who knows how long he'll be stuck in Alaska.

Rumors circulated later that he'd had some sort of altercation with one of the female flight attendants, but who knows. Matt and I got some flight vouchers, a 1 night stay at the Raddison, and a couple of trips to the buffet out the deal. Not bad, all in all. I'm a total sucker for free food.

For those of you we saw during our trip, we miss you already. And for those of you we didn't see this time around, we still miss you.

5 comments:

LauraLunch said...

I wonder if he grabbed her butt or something!

Kayleigh said...

Wow, that's so cool! I would have made up a reason like he was a murderer from a cold case that had finally been solved 35 years later and obviously didn't know what was coming... eh I don't know, but if I thought about it I could come up with something good.

Jane said...

How crazy!! When I went to Houston last weekend, I saw a guy get off a plane in handcuffs and his legs were tied together and he had two armed men with him as well. Must be a trend or something...

Glad you made it home safely!

cabadoo said...

glad you had a good trip. bummed we didn't get to see you. we still have a raincheck for a skype date. let's schedule soon.

Dani said...

I'm with Kayleigh... as long as you weren't hurt or anything... HOW COOL!!!