I made it safely to Berlin, after reaching Chennai on Monday night, grabbing my passport from my travel agent’s guy there, and sprinting to the international airport to catch my flight to Frankfurt.
I checked in, and knowing how hassled the counter staff is usually with people giving them insufficient documents, badly arranged, etc, had made sure that all my papers were together, all forms duly filled, and handed over in the correct sequence. Only one checked in suitcase, and one small rucksack containing Vader and his gear.
Checkin took just 30 seconds. The lady behind the counter was obviously pleased.
“Here are your papers and your boarding pass for your onward journey from Frankfurt to Berlin, and here is your boarding pass for the Chennai-Frankfurt flight…”
Excellent, couldn’t be better.
“…complete with complimentary upgrade to business class.”