Written by Othmar Fetz

13.02.2015 – After several months of planning, the day x has come. Everything was packed and our friend Kartin brought us to the airport in Linz in the morning. After a 30 mins flight to Vienna we had to wait several hours for our connection flight to Delhi.

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Everything looked easygoing and not very special until the point, where a speaker pronounced that our flight was overbooked and they offer a free alternate flight via Istanbul and 600€ in cash per person. Arrival only 4hrs later than the actual flight. Sounded great, especially because I realized several minutes before, that we did not have a hotel in Delhi for this night. Ha! So let’s take that offer and the problem with the hotel is solved. We applied for this offer and had to wait for another hour until the airline could tell us, whether they accept that or not. Fortunately the did! Hell yeah, what a great start into this trip.

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On the plane I used the time to set some new high-scores in their entertainment-integrated games. Better than sleeping :)

Finally we arrived in Delhi at 5:30am local time and were picked up by Gaurav and his friend at the airport. They brought us to the hotel, where we first had a nice nap to regenerate from our journey.

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