Date: 03OCT (Mon). MANILA – DUBAI. (Day 1)
After checking in and some immigration processes, at around 9PM we finished all these things and we went straight to the pre-departure area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. All of us were excited (all of us were 21 excluding our Philippine tour leader) maybe because we want to know and discover what Europe is. But on our way to the pre-departure area, I and Fr. Estong Bendita ate first at a Tapa King since we didn’t eat yet our dinner and drank some wine at a bar near the Tapa King. After which at 11PM we proceeded to the pre-departure area for our flight to Dubai at 11:55PM. We stayed in the pre-departure area for only 30 minutes because Emirates Airlines announced that we had to board the aircraft at 11:30PM. The boarding system was by Zone. I belonged to Zone D Seat no. 42F of the plane.
At 12:05 AM (October 04, 2016, Philippine time), through the Emirates Airlines, we departed Manila en route to Europe with complimentary meals and beverages served aloft via Dubai. A dream materialized as our wide-bodied jet thundered off the airstrip, Europe-bound! Manila to Dubai was estimated at 8 hours and 25 minutes flight.
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