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Jazeera Customer Service

“Hello! Hello! Do you speak English?”

“Yes, my dear, I do! How can I help you?”

“I am trying to book a flight to Larnaca!”

“What date?”

“I’m flexible. I am trying to book for April 16 to April 23, but when I try to book, they tell me that no flights are available for that day! I have tried every day in April and May! How can there be no flights?”

“One moment, my dear.” (sound of typing and clicks and humm of distant voices)

“The first flight will be in July!”

“Oh no! It shows that Larnaca is a destination NOW!”

“No, my dear, the first flight will be in July. July 4th!”

“No, no, I don’t want July, thank you. How about flights to Salalah? I get the same message!”

“Yes! Yes, my dear, we have flights to Salalah! I can book it for you now! What dates?”

“Do I have to connect through Bahrain?”

“No, no, flights direct from Kuwait.” (sounds of typing, clicking, voices humming . . .)

“How about those same dates – April 16 – April 23?”

“The first flight will be in June!”

(Me, laughing) “It’s a little HOT in Salalah in June! I was hoping for something in April!”

“No, no, my dear, the first flight will be in June!”

“Thank you!” (I hang up laughing. I may not like the news he gives me, but his undisturbable good humor gives me a huge grin.)


April 1, 2009 Posted by | Adventure, Cultural, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Travel | 7 Comments