Airport Adventures: Mumbai Airport

by a traveller

Everywhere you looked, there were nuns sprawled on the seats, or trying to kill time by re-reading the good book.

"October 1988 (International Terminal) - Two Indian Airlines jets had collided in Madras, and the whole Indian air system was in a panic. I spent 12 hours in the cafeteria, which I could still draw in my mind (potted plants on the right), but the interesting point is this: also stranded, as the Air India people were frantically working through the night to reassign everyone on other airlines, was Mother Theresa and her suite of about 75 nuns. Everywhere you looked, there were nuns sprawled on the seats, or trying to kill time by re-reading the good book. Poor nuns. One positive in the story: no crying kids."

nuns sleeping in the airport

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