Fly With Biman Airlines
14.06.2016 31 °C
The moment when Stanley gave a nod for me to take a long break from work, at the drop of a hat, I logged on to the website of Biman Airlines. I wanted to find out whether the air ticket under the super saver class was still available for online purchase. I already had in mind and decided to purchase the air ticket from this airline. Air tickets assigned under the super saver class were selling fast and sold out easily. I need to purchase the air ticket from Biman Airlines very quickly so I do not miss the cheap flight. I had missed the air fair promoted by Malindo Air last week. I decided not to miss the cheap flight with Biman Airlines also.
Biman Airlines is the flag carrier of Bangladesh. It is not a common brand of the airway for many people to fly with. Unless if you intend to fly to Dhaka, otherwise it is unlikely that you may pick this airline as your choice of flying to your destination. I logged on to its website and typed my credit card details for payment. Then, the payment went through its online processes, and my credit card was charged with RM1,340 for a return ticket flying to Kathmandu.
Finally, I have the air ticket in my hands.
Flying to Kathmandu from Kuala Lumpur, I have to transit and make a stopover in Dhaka for 7 hours. After the stopover, another aircraft gets to fly everyone from Dhaka to Kathmandu. The journey altogether takes an arid 12 hours.
When I think of going to Nepal, I am completely provoked and fired-up in excitement. There is always a choice of getting a direct flight without any transit stopover, but I chose Biman Airlines. I wanted to make a stopover at the Dhaka airport. I wanted to see and visit the international airport of Dhaka. Transit with a stopover for 7 hours is not too long to dampen the spirit to travel.
I am not a window shopper and I am not fond of doing window shopping at the airport at all. I rarely buy any promotional tax-free items or gifts at the airport. In Dhaka later, I will search for a bookstore and find some books to read instead.
Once I was eager to go to Bangladesh when I was travelling in India. My intention of going to Bangladesh was quashed when I found out that in applying for a tourist visa, a traveller needed to obtain an invitation letter from a local citizen who was a known person to the traveller and also his willingness to refuge the traveller. I was able to obtain an invitation letter from a travel agency by paying them some money, but I put the idea of travelling to Bangladesh to an end after viewing its intractable process of bureaucratic paperwork with the government authority.
I expect Biman Airlines to take off from KLIA 1 as it is itself a full-service airline. KLIA 2 accommodates for airlines that are a budget in its costs and houses the low-cost carriers only. I decided not to make any call to Biman Airlines’ sales office to check for a certain, as I’ll take the airport train from KL and make a stop at KLIA 2 before going to KLIA 1 on that evening of departure to Kathmandu.
I’m leaving home on the evening of 29/7 and shall be returning home to KL on 4/10. I’ll be in Nepal for 2 months.
Kun Mandirma Janchau Yatri - by Narayan Gopal