Saturday, after the Delta ticketing counter searched to find I really did have a reservation (I had been dropped from the system a few days earlier and had later been restored) I was ready for the 8 hour flight to Amsterdam. There the transfer agents had to search some misconfigured records again to find I really could accompany my baggage to Nairobi. Then a walk around the shops and hallways to get in a bit of exercise and a 2 hours in advance of the flight entry through a careful security check into the soon to be packed pre-departure area (or "holding tank" as...

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