This morning my was my in-laws flight to Makkah to perform umrah. Everyone except my wife and her sister will be going. The flight was scheduled at 10 am.
Right after sahur and subuh prayer, I went to Bandar Tasik Selatan Terminal with my bike from Keramat KL, my in laws are from Shah Alam. I doubt I have the tenacity to ride all way to KLIA, hence taking the ERL would be a fitter plan. The ticket from BTS to KLIA is RM 26.50. It’s pretty expensive for 3-stop-ride.
Once I got to KLIA, I called my father in law. He didn’t pick up. I guess he was busy checking in, flights arrangement etc. So I went wandering the KLIA complex without my glasses (yes, I forgot my glasses). I could remember vividly how the travel agency bag looks like, it’s corny, a mixture of orange dominance and blue. Based on that color, I snooped around.
After 45 minutes, I still couldn’t find them. I decided to camp at the entrance before immigration.
My father in law finally called. He told me they’re at Counter S48. Wait a minute, KLIA counter is only from A to L. This must be a different airport! I asked him which airport they’re at because as far as I know, AirAsia doesn’t fly to Saudi Arabia. He told me, they’re at LCCT! I laughed my ass off. And quickly rushed to the bus station.
KLIA to LCCT bus ride costs RM2.50 but the interval is 30 minutes and I just missed the bus. So 30 minutes of time wasting playing Word Search on my phone. The ride to KLIA to LCCT is about 15 minutes and the bus ride is a bit scary. The driver was chitty chatty on his phone all the time.
I got to LCCT around 9 am. By then I was sure to miss my in laws. Thankfully luck was in my favor. Their flight was delayed to 1050 am.
We spent half an hour together before being excused to board the plane.
There’s a shuttle from LCCT to Salak Tinggi ERL train, which heads to BTS. Costs RM 10.80, 55% cheaper than my initial ride.
Note to Self: Next time, be sure to know which airport.