Day 1 Fri 17 Feb 2006
Spent the morning in work, but left at midday and caught the train to Heathrow. Weird, I've never seen Heathrow this empty, just wandered straight up to check-in desk, no queues at all.
On board the Emirates flight now, on an internal aisle, but I do have someone sitting next to me, so as soon as the door is shut I'm moving. The stewardess found me a seat a few rows back where I've got 2 of the four seats.
The flight was very smooth, but I did end up with a headache - I think it was a sinus thing. Went to the back of the plane to have a chat with the crew and drank about a litre of water (which did help the headache).
Arrived into Dubai at 03:40, and paid $21 to get into the business class lounge - that got me a shower, breakfast and a comfortable seat. I'm now very tired, but I've just got to hang in until 06:55 for the flight into Sana'a.