My experience with Jazeera Airways wasn’t a good one at all. To begin with things were going really smooth at the check in counter until we got to the boarding gate. It was overcrowded because they had two flights (Beirut and Dubai) going in one boarding gate. That was the strangest thing ever. I couldn’t believe how messed up the queue was. They didn’t let parents with infants or children go in first instead everyone just pushed they’re way in. They had no respect at all for that.
It didn’t stop at that, then there were some stairs going down. My baby was asleep so I had to take him out of his stroller and hold him while waiting in the long line. Rami had to fold up the heavy stroller with little space to move and a few handbags on his shoulders, he had to carry everything down those stairs, putting in mind that the crowd wouldn’t move forward quickly, but he was lucky enough someone offered to help him out. I ended up being pushed from every side. There wasn’t any space to move and the heat was so unbearable. When it was our turn to get in the bus, it wasn’t easy to carry and load the stroller onto the bus because there were damn steps!!
Getting on the plane wasn’t easy either and the cold wind blowing in my baby’s face made me push my way in. I got so pissed when the flight attendants did nothing to help us out. I looked for Rami and I saw him leave the stroller outside, next to the stairs going up the plane. He caught up with me and told me they didn’t give him a tag for the stroller. What if it got lost?
We got the seats up front and all I could hear was the noisy fans, it hurt my ears and I couldn’t move in the tight seat. It was very uncomfortable. I waited for an extension belt and once the plane was ready for take off, I quickly called for the flight attendant to remind her I needed one. Looks like passenger’s safety wasn’t top on their list?
The curtain separating the business class from the economy class was almost touching my face during the flight, it was so annoying.
The only two things I liked were the gray leather seats and the lemon chicken sandwich, other than that I hated everything else about the flight. Talk about a baby unfriendly flight.
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