Last-Minute Preparations

Hello everyone! I finally got my travel blog up and running. I've been here in Florida for over a week now, and I'm crazy busy with getting ready to put my life on hold for a year or two. I don't leave for a month, and I've already had my first hiccup in my travel plans. My AirBaltic flight from Paris to Dubai was canceled with no explanation, so I had to find another way to get to the United Arab Emirates. I finally decided to leave Paris a few days early (it will be bitterly cold in February, anyway) and booked a flight to Athens. I have a degree in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations, so I just have to visit Greece, if only for three days. I also booked a separate flight on Etihad Airways from Athens to Abu Dhabi. Etihad has the distinction of recently being named the world's leading airline at the 2009 World Travel Awards. However, according to Wikipedia, the airline has not turned a profit since its founding in 2003. Hopefully they won't cancel on me as well!