I'd availed a flight from KUL to DAC a few days earlier, one I reviewed shortly after arriving in Bangladesh. My seminar, and repeated meals and meetings with friends, behind me, I flew back, arriving early on Monday morning. With air-pollution levels and mosquito infestation very high, Dhaka had lost some of its wintry lustre. The air in the airport concourse, check-in area, and departure gate, was buzzing and humming with hordes of hungry mosquitoes. This, of course, was not the Airlines' fault. Check-in, once the process began, was prompt and efficient, but as the flight coming in from KUL landed late, thereby delaying the turn-around, it extended our wait in the malarial Gate-lounge. The Airbus A300, deployed on this flight, was a significant improvement on the Boeing 737 I'd ridden on my way out of KUL. The cabin was far more spacious, with bigger legroom, and the flight, too, proved smoother. Service was fine, although on one occasion, the stewardess spilled some drinking water on me - quite inadvertently, I must presume. Sadly, though, the aircraft cabin, too, hosted a few mosquitoes which kept buzzing and hitting on me until reduced cabin air-pressure at the cruising altitude finally silenced them. We arrived in KUL about 50 minutes later than scheduled, but I was still relieved to have returned.