Along with millions of others, here on Flightglobal we have our own tales of being grounded when we should have been somewhere else...although luckily no one has been stranded in the wrong country (many other weeks and it could have been completely different).
My personal experience is that today, tomorrow and Wednesday I should have been talking to recruiters in the UAE and Bahrain for our annual Middle East Careers Guide. The supplement, which we're moving back from its original 11 May publication date, focuses on the opportunities in the region's growing aviation and aerospace sectors for ex-pats, with pieces on the recruitment plans of Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways and several other airlines, engineering companies, business aviation operators and manufacturers. We also look at what it's like to live in the Gulf in terms of leisure, education, housing and lifestyle.
I'm rearranging my visit for a few weeks' time and we hope to publish the guide around Farnborough.
This is what we did last year.