September 2016. I had just recovered from a near death experience while living in Melbourne, Australia. I got the flu, I was vomiting and I needed a Hydrocortisone injection and some I.V fluids to avoid drinking cider with Jackie Collins and Cliff Burton.
After I got out of Hospital, I booked a cheap one way Air Asia flight to Hong Kong for a low price of $179 AUD. This trip would be cabin bag only and would require an 8-hour flight from SYD to KL a 12-hour layover and then a 4-hour flight to Hong Kong.
I have always dreamed about visiting Hong Kong since I was a child. I had been to Beijing in 2011 and I was always wishing to go visit that former British Colony.
Since I was 22, I had dreamed about taking the Trans Siberian Railway from Vladivostok to Moscow. I just wanted to spend a week on a train and see what I could come up with in my writings.
Not only did I want to visit Hong Kong, take the Trans Siberian from Vladivostok to Moscow, I wanted to go overland from Vladivostok all the way to London without any bullshit flying.
I wanted to travel the length of Russia, learn history in the Baltics, splurge in Scandinavia and find my Great Uncle William on the War Memorial in Dunkirk
I was going to make this happen. I bought my Russian invitation in September, got my Russian visa in October and I paid about £150 to fly between Hong Kong and Vladivostok.
You would think that a city like Vladivostok (who is on the same TIME ZONE as Eastern Australia) would have none stop flights to and from Australia. But no, the wanker Australians don't want planes flying 8778km between the two countries because Australia is paranoid.
Instead, you have to fly to a city like Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul or Tokyo and wait a day for a flight over to Vladivostok.
On the 7th of November 2016, I had everything in order.
1 large black bag
A plane ticket to Hong Kong
A plane ticket to Vladivostok
A visa to enter Russia
A train ticket for the Tran Siberian Railway
A British passport.
So I go to desk J and wait my turn to check in. This Asian-Australian guy asks for my ticket leaving Hong Kong.
Why would anyone want a plane ticket out of Hong Kong? You can sail to Macau or cross the border to Mainland China.
This guy tells me that I can only stay in Hong Kong for 90 days. That is wrong! British passport holders can stay in Hong Kong for 180 days (6 months). In that time you can easily get a job in Hong Kong and change to a WORK PERMIT.
So I show this guy my plane ticket to Vladivostok from Hong Kong. He asked me why I am going there. This guy is not part of ASIO, AFP, ABF so he's got no fucking right to ask these stupid questions.
I tell the retard that I am taking the Trans Siberian from Vladivostok to Moscow. He askes me how long it takes? I tell him it takes 7 days. So he starts criticising me and questioning me "why would you spend a whole week on a train to Moscow"?
He said to me "Isn't there a flight you can catch?
I tell him, yes, but it's a stupid 8-hour flight that costs a fortune and you don't achieve anything.
He starts being an invasive prick to me saying "are you going to get off the train at all?". I said no, I'll get off in Moscow and I will continue OVERLAND all the way to London.
SO this CUNT thinks that there is a train that goes from Moscow to London, it fucking does not! If you want to go from Moscow to London you need to train that goes all the way to Paris and then change to the Eurostar.
I had no plans of wanting to go through Belarus and Poland on the way back home. So its why I opted for the Baltics, Sweden & Denmark.
He is being a prick to me because I am going to spend 5 days in Hong Kong before I get on a long train ride in Vladivostok.
Hong Kong had the cheapest flight to Vladivostok and it's so much cheaper than Seoul or Tokyo. After all, I did spend some time in Macau and Shenzhen.
I have personally experienced this same kind of BULLSHIT questioning by the AFP and Australian Customs (before they became BORDER FARCE. I have verbally attacked these 2 scumbags for being fucking paranoid. I have spat on the Australian embassy in Copenhagen, I have trolled Peter Dutton, I told the AFP to get fucked and I told Roman Quaedvlieg to hire a prostitute.
Australian dumbshit Imperialist Authorities have the right to ask stupid bullshit questions to anyone.
As a person who hates Australia, I am proud to answer these questions, but I still get to wipe my arse with an Australian passport and say "FUCK Australia!.
But when you have just dealt with an ordinary Asian-Australian whos job is to work for Air Asia at Sydney Airport, then don't you think this person is stepping across the like and being a fucking wannabe ASIO TWAT and he's being someone who can't mind his own business.
This Asian-Australian Air Asia worker has no idea that
⦁ British people can stay in Hong Kong SAR for 180 days
⦁ Millions of Russians and foreigners have travelled on the Tran Siberian Railway between Moscow and Vladivostok. (They don't give a shit it take 7 days)
⦁ Some people hate flying (like myself)
⦁ Its possible to go from Japan to London within a month without flying
⦁ You see nothing in Russia when you fly between Vladivostok & Moscow
I left Shitney behind and continued onto KL. Jorn Thrashit from the Malaysian Thrash Metal band Thrashit came out to KLIA2 airport for a few hours. He was a bit sick but he gave me 2 thrashit CD in exchange for my BASTARDIZER shirt.
So it went like this
Dear Sydney Airport Staff.
I would like to complain about the rude and invasive questioning of your check-in staff at Check-in J Monday 7th of November 2016
I had prepaid cheap Air Asia flight to Hong Kong via Kuala Lumpur and I had shown a ticket out of Hong Kong to Vladivostok.
I told the Asian staff MEMBER how long I would be in Hong Kong for. He asked me why would I take a train from Vladivostok to Moscow.
I would just like to say to this Air Aisa worker that it is none of your business what I do outside of Australia!
You are not part of ASIO, ABF, or AFP and you have no right to bitch, moan, criticise and complain to me about wanting to take a train from Vladivostok to Moscow
FOR GOD SAKE! FLYING FROM VLADIVOSTOK TO MOSCOW ACHIEVES NOTHING WHEN IT COMES TO TRAVELLING OVERLAND. '
You're just on a stupid plane for 8 hours between 2 major Russian cities.
The Trans-Siberian railway was made to connect train travellers from Moscow to Vladivostok. Millions of Russians and Foreigners have sat on a train between Moscow and Vladivostok for a whole week and not gotten off the train.
There are hundreds if not thousands of travellers like me who would rather travel from London to Tokyo without flying. Yes, it takes 3 weeks, yes it takes 7 days on a train between Moscow and Vladivostok and 24 hours on a ship to Korea, But it’s none of your business to judge us and criticise us people who don’t like flying’
Also for the Record, BRITISH CITIZENS CAN STAY IN HONG KONG FOR 180 DAYS WITHOUT A VISA. THAT’S 6 MONTHS.
DO you research before you criticise me for spending 5 days in Hong Kong before taking the Trans-Siberian to Moscow?
I hate Australia and its people your check-in staff who make me feel unwanted in this country... I became a British citizen so I could travel the world so I wouldn’t have to pay stupid fees you wankers Australians must pay when you enter countries like Brunei, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Cuba!
An Australian Woman kayaked from Somewhere in Germany back to Australia without flying. DO YOU WANT TO CRITICISE HER FOR NOT FLYING? BECAUSE YOUR BEING STUPID!
P.S FUCK AUSTRALIA!
I got an email from Sydney Airport telling me to send it to Air Asia as they are the ones I should be dealing with. When you check in on airlines your basically dealing with someone who is not really hired by Air Asia. This man who checked me in wasn't wearing Black or Red & that is AIR ASIA colours.
I fired off this same email to Air Asia. I really did hit them hard. When I got insulted by a Malaysian Airlines guy in July 2012, I fucking let this guy have it on the plane. I didn't wait a week.
Dear Martin Anthony,
Thank you for emailing AirAsia.
First and foremost, we would like to apologise for the unsatisfactory approach by one of our ground colleague, which did not meet your level of satisfaction.
Based on our findings we believe the situation could have been better handled and the agent did not demonstrate the behaviours that we strive ourselves to be in.
Rest assured, our ground operation team is well aware of this incident and necessary corrective measures has been undertaken to ensure this incident does not occur again.
We have also reiterated to all our colleagues to be more concern, courteous and professional at all times.
We understand no amount of words can alleviate the discomfort and mistrust you feel but we wish to reassure you, this is not the behaviour that we pride ourselves with.
Your unfortunate incident and valuable feedback has prompted us to review our procedures and processes to better understand the possible root causes and seek further improvement.
Please be assured that this is an isolated case and hope that you will give us another opportunity to give you a much better experience next time around.
We believe the situation could have been better managed and we will only learn from this experience and that we will push ourselves to keep improving in the future.
Last but not least, we value your feedback on your experience with AirAsia and we look forward to regaining your trust and welcoming you onboard again.
Should you need further assistance, please submit online feedback form. For simple inquiry, please feel free to check our Ask AirAsia or follow us at our twitter account, or approach our LiveChat service available 24 hours.
In the end, I fucking win! I win because I put this man manners in his place if he was part of the Border Force he would have Peter Dutton safe defending his arse. But this retard had no idea about OVERLAND TRAVEL.