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Budget Flying To Bangkok And KL (3K, FD, FY, AK)  
User currently offlineycp81 From Singapore, joined Jun 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8053 times:

This report will consist of a trip to Bangkok just last week as well as a trip to KL in late July, all flights on budget airlines. Another interesting aspect is that apart from Changi, I would be arriving/departing from 4 different airports on my 2 trips!

Did another half-yearly "pilgrimage" trip to Bangkok with my partner just the previous week for some shopping, praying, massaging, dining and tailoring. It was a rather late planned trip but on the way up, Jetstar was able to offer some rather attractive fares. I had also redeemed 9,600 Qantas FF miles for a one-way ticket up, which is inclusive of 20kg luggage allowance and paying only S$34 in taxes. However on the way back, due to the end of the school vacation, all flights were rather expensive. We managed to get the return flight on Thai AirAsia for a rather reasonable price, considering that prices increased rather rapidly nearer to the travel date.

Checked-in online earlier and pre-selected our seats for free. My QF redemption ticket had also allowed me to choose the extra-legroom seats for free, but however as my partner's ticket required a fee to be paid (S$20) for emex rows, we slumped it out on normal rows, which was not too bad a thing as we ended up having a row of 3 seats each!

Boarding Pass (taken after boarding with small stub torn off)




New attraction at Changi Terminal One, Social Tree!




The Valuair-titled Jetstar A320, 9V-JSN, would be operating our flight from gate D30.




KLM B773ER preparing for the short hop to Bali.




Lufthansa whale just arrived, with lots of Jetstars and a Qantas parked at T1.

26 June 2013
Jetstar Asia
3K 517
Singapore (SIN) - Bangkok (BKK)
A320
9V-JSN
Economy Class



Reached the gate when boarding has commenced. Entering the rather newish looking 9V-JSN.




This aircraft was fitted with new slimline seats, which are touted to be more comfortable and offer more legroom than the previous generation of seats. The clever design by moving the magazine pocket to the headrest area of the seat has dramatically improved knee-room and made flying on budget seats much more bearable.




From another angle.




No complains from my long legs! So much better than the seats on the older planes, or any other 180-seats fitted A320s! I was able to stretch my legs right under the seat in front, and with knee-room to spare too!




At the gate.




Boarding was done very efficiently as flight was barely half full. Thus we grabbed a row of seats each after aircraft doors were closed on scheduled. 4 crew on this flight, 2 guys and 2 ladies. Again, all rather professional in their service delivery.




Pushing back from the gate. Crew also did a manual safety demonstration.




Spotted Jetstar's new A320 with sharklets!




Started the very long taxi to Rwy02C. The wind direction has changed on that day, giving Singapore a respite from the very bad haze just experienced days before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViyTt6T56D8


Spotted the following planes taking off. Firstly, a Shanghai Airlines B763, operating a flight to PVG on behalf of China Eastern.




Followed by a Silkair A320.




And another Jetstar A320 just ahead of us.




With not too many departure traffic, we made a rolling takeoff from Rwy02C, for the 2hr flight to Bangkok!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DOn9WbIUoY


Climbing to cruising altitude.




Announcement after seatbelt signs were switched off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAm3E1dlo_w


Magazines and stuff.




Above the clouds.




Shortly after, immigration forms were distributed followed by pre-booked meals and drinks. This was followed by the buy-on-board snacks/drinks carts. Observed quite a number of Caucasian passengers with pre-booked meals. Guess they were connecting passengers from Qantas?

Looking at the prices of the onboard menu, we decided not to order anything. Save our dollars for Bangkok! Anyway, below is the onboard menu.




Crew conducting sales of snacks and drinks. This was followed by duty-free sales.




View of the cabin.




Flying into the sunset.




Slightly more than half an hour prior to arrival, the pilot announced the start of the descent. Surprisingly, the crew immediately had all passengers seated upright and seatbelts fastened even though we were still a few minutes away from actual descent. This is rather unusual for Jetstar to prepare the cabin so early for arrival, and indeed a couple of passengers did asked the crew why the need for preparations so early. Heard the crew replying something to them something about bad weather and sure enough, when descent started into the thick clouds shortly after, we encountered some bumps, but they were not too bad. Guess the pilots had informed the crew to prepare the cabin earlier for landing due to the expected bumps on descend.

Just after breaking through the clouds.




Descending.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXJtzJO__Yw


Lots of padi fields below.




Flying pass the airport.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoHBC8SdpjA





Flew up to the north before making a turn back for approach into the airport.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxHqQWezLsU


Spot the rainbow!




Flaps and gears down.




And the pilot made a very smooth landing onto Rwy19L at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do5goNO1tXg


Waiting to disembark.




Another view of the new seats.




We parked beside a TG A380!




Quite a wait at immigration before we got our bags. By the time we cleared immigration (and we were one of the first from the flight), all bags were already out on the baggage carousel.




Again, a short and pleasant flight on Jetstar on a short regional hop from Singapore. I really liked the new seats and Jetstar definitely has found the correct formula for comfort with these new seats for us budget passengers!


My past and future travels - http://www.ba97.com/ba97/calendar/report.asp?handle=ycp81
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User currently offlineeastafspot From France, joined Jan 2008, 660 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7707 times:

Very nice report of probably one of the best Asian LC carrier
Seems you had a great flight and seats are enough comfortable
Always great when the cabin isn't full

Quoting ycp81 (Thread starter):
New attraction at Changi Terminal One, Social Tree!

wow, what is the use of this innovation?

thanks for sharing



Fly with Air Burundi, Air Tanzania, Air Uganda, Kenya Airways and Rwandair...Jumuiya ya Afrika mashariki
User currently offlineycp81 From Singapore, joined Jun 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7057 times:

For this trip, we decided to check out a brand new boutique hotel, which is currently having a soft-opening. Not all facilities and rooms are ready yet, but I guess once everything is up and running, prices will go up too! The hotel is Mode Sathorn by Siam@Siam. A very convenient location just beside Surasak BTS station. Prices are very affordable and being new, not many guests as well.

http://www.modesathorn.com/

We were not allocated the biggest rooms but our room has a very comfortable bed and obscenely huge bathroom! Only in Bangkok would you be able to get such nice rooms at low prices. Felt a bit like W hotel but without the W-prices.

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Of course, some prayers made at the prominent worship places.




Made a "coffin" donation at the Hua Lamphong temple, where the money would be used to assist the under-privileged.




Of course, checking out the shopping centers. Visited the newly-renovated Siam Center which has now a rather cool-looking design!

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And of course, the wonderful food in Bangkok! Both street food and restaurant food!

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User currently offlineycp81 From Singapore, joined Jun 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6450 times:

For the flight back, we would be flying on Thai AirAsia, which is currently one of the few budget airlines based at Don Mueang, Bangkok's previous gateway. It would be interesting to revisit this old friend! Taxi ride from the city to Don Mueang (DMK) is faster than to BKK, but the cost is approximately similar by taxi due to the higher toll charges to DMK.

Currently, all airlines are utilizing Terminal 1 for flights, with Terminal 2 also due to reopen if traffic continues to climb. Checked in and dropped out bags at the AirAsia common check-in counters with no fuss.




Boarding passes are issued on receipt printouts.




Due to the fewer international departures compared to BKK, immigration and security are so much faster! Entered the departure area, which has been newly renovated with duty free shops and some eateries.




Most of the flights were dominated by the AirAsia group, with a few Orient Thais in between.




As there are only a few airlines operating from DMK, plane-spotting is thus not as interesting as BKK. Here, a Nok Air B738 is pushing back from the domestic wing of the terminal.




Orient Thai B734 and AirAsia A320, the main operators at the international wing.




Gate area.




More AirAsia aircrafts. Quite a number of TG aircrafts are stored at DMK, including the A300s at the distance. TG's A345s and some B744s are also stored at DMK.




Something out of the ordinary? Yep, an Air New Zealand B772ER is also at DMK for maintenance!




Our plane at Gate 23. It is a special livery aircraft, painted in celebration of a thai rock band, Carabao's 30 year anniversary.




Boarding was just starting when we reached the gate.

29 June 2013
Thai Air Asia
FD 2933
Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) - Singapore (SIN)
A320
HS-ABJ
Economy Class



Boarding by aerobridge rather than stairs! Guess aerobridges are cheaper to use in DMK....




Hot seats. Other than being at the first few rows and red headrests, there is nothing particular "hot" about these seats.




Again, prebooked our seats at row 24 E/F. Not wanting to risk the chance of being separated, especially since the flight was almost full! Boarding was quite smooth even though it was not done by rows.




Legroom. For once, I much preferred Jetstar's legroom!




At the gate.




With everyone onboard, doors were closed and we started out pushback without delay, especially with the lack of traffic at DMK. All female cabin crew today, with a flight time of 2h5m to SIN.

Pushback passing the "Nemo" NokAir plane.




Crew performing safety demo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxIAyrQNxvU




Starting our taxi.




Just had a short taxi to Rwy21R and took off, bound for Singapore. See all the stored aircraft at the other end of the airport.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYOYh9FLt0M


Climbing




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User currently offlinethaiflyer From Thailand, joined Oct 2007, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6125 times:

The old Don Mueang airport brings back good old memory.  

User currently offlineycp81 From Singapore, joined Jun 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5856 times:

Interesting "No use of handphone" signage. Don't remember seeing this before.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5455/9236975895_624c5a6dc9_c.jpg


Climbing

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Leaving the coast.

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The service announcement after takeoff was pre-recorded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBSlpEs1xEg


Overflying some islands off Pattaya?

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Setting sun

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Lets take a look at the onboard menu. Only on Thai AirAsia can you have a mango sticky rice inflight!




Service started, first with the distribution of immigration forms, followed by pre-ordered meals from a cart. Crew were tallying their meal manifest versus pax boarding chits prior to handing out the meals.

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With the rather affordable prices for its inflight meals, we pre-booked 3 meals to share at 120baht each. Each meal came with a 100ml cup of water. The meals were prepared by a thai restaurant chain, See Fah.

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Basil chicken with rice
A Thai favourite rice dish, as juicy chicken is stir-fried in a handful of spices and fresh sweet basil leaves are added at the end to give it a fragrant touch.
This was delicious! Chicken was tasty and spicy, and the accompanying rice was fragrant and fluffy. One of the best meals I had on AirAsia!

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Dada's chicken with sticky rice
Thai style roasted chicken with delectable sticky rice served with Thai sweet mild chilli sauce
An interesting and tasty dish.

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Roast chicken
This combo is most favoured for its flavour and texture as we marinate our chicken thigh in a special blend to further enhance its natural goodness. Served with a side of roasted potatoes, carrots,green beans and BBQ sauce for an all-around fulfilling meal.
This was just ok. I found it a tad too salty for my liking though.

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After pre-booked meals were distributed, buy-on-board snacks/drinks were sold, Quite a number of takers. Guess with affordable prices, passengers would still be willing to spend onboard.

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Duty-free goods and AirAsia merchandise were sold as well. After the trash were cleared, there was nothing much to do except entertaining myself with the view outside the window.

Avoiding storm clouds.

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Sunset shortly before we start our descend.




View of the cabin. Lots of advertising on the overhead bins.

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While approaching Changi, we made a detour around some fierce looking storm clouds. Also enjoyed a lightning show! Flight was still rather smooth as we were able to avoid the storm clouds altogether, although it added some minutes into out flying time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8KNp40g6-8




Flaps down and approaching from the northeast.

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Landing on Rwy 20R on schedule.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa9382Vk91E


Taxiing to the gate.

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Parked beside a QF B744.

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It was a smooth flight on Thai AirAsia. Unlike other budget airlines, the AirAsia group does not charge too high prices for ancillary items such as meals, baggage, seat selection etc which I really appreciated as i am able to "enjoy" a meal for a very reasonable price inflight. When the price is right, the AirAsia group is still a recommended carrier to fly with.



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User currently offlinewroord From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5679 times:

Hi YCP81,

I flew with Jetstar from KUL to SIN and totally agree with your assessment of the airline. Very professional and efficient service. I flew with AirAsiaX from TPE to KUL and I liked the expereince, but it was A330 and I blocked the seat next to me. The only negative was that I pre-ordered two meals and only got one. A320 looks rather cramped, but I guess it could be ok for short hops. I like your pictures of the dark clouds with the lightning peaking through them.
What is Nok Air like? They have funky livery on their planes.

Quoting ycp81 (Reply 3):
As there are only a few airlines operating from DMK,

Yes, but some are very interesting .

Thanks for posting.


User currently offlineycp81 From Singapore, joined Jun 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4479 times:

Continuation of my report, this was a weekend trip I took with a few colleagues to KL. Being the person in charge of booking the tickets, I found for all 6 of us very affordable airfares to/fro KL, with the flight up on Firefly for RM99 all-in each (including 20kg check-in luggage allowance), and return on AirAsia for RM45 all-in (excluding check-in allowance) each, total for around SGD60 per person for a round-trip to KL! A superb deal I would say!


Firefly now operates from Changi Terminal 2 along with the rest of the ex-Budget Terminal airlines. Check-in was swift and hassle free at the almost empty counters an hour before departure and was handled by DNATA. Proper boarding passes were issued, unlike the boarding receipts previously issued when Firefly operates from Budget Terminal. Guess FY wants to distinguish itself from the rest of the LCCs.




Immigration was hassle free and soon we were in the departure hall. Not much variety of planes spotted.

Four Silkair aircrafts in this shot!




ANA, Silkair and SQ.




SQ A330 taxi into the gate.




Our flight would be departing from gate F55, which seemed to be a dedicated FireFly gate that day.




Tiger A320 at our gate... not. It was parked at the adjacent F56.




Our gate would be a bus gate as the ATR72s operated by Firefly would be too small to dock at the airbridge stands. Instead it would be parked at a nearby remote stand.

27 July 2013
Firefly
FY 3526
Singapore (SIN) - Subang KL (SZB)
ATR72
9M-FYB
Economy Class



Down the stairs to the holding area and soon boarding was announced by row numbers. No difference as we were all packed onto a single bus.




At tarmac level.




Boarding the bus that will ferry us to the prop.




Our prop was parked at the stand just after gate F60. 9M-FYB would be operating the hour-long hop to Subang this morning.




Boarding the Firefly.




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User currently offlineKent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 955 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

Thank you for posting - with my Firefly flights from Changi to KL and KBR and AirAsia in the reverse in September, I'm very interested in what to expect.

Lovely pics, and my mouth is watering already!!!!  

Kent


User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4280 times:

Hey YCP,

Thank you for those reports. I love that part of the world.

Quoting ycp81 (Thread starter):
New attraction at Changi Terminal One, Social Tree!

Interesting! what does it do?

Quoting ycp81 (Thread starter):
The clever design by moving the magazine pocket to the headrest area of the seat has dramatically improved knee-room and made flying on budget seats much more bearable.

I agree, it should have been done ages ago.

Quoting ycp81 (Reply 2):
And of course, the wonderful food in Bangkok! Both street food and restaurant food!

Dude...

The inflight food on board FD looks great, no reason to eat at the airport.

Thx for shearing, Jonathan



"In our country, those who do not believe in miracles are irrational" - David Ben Gurion.
User currently offlineycp81 From Singapore, joined Jun 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

Welcomed aboard by 2 very friendly and well-groomed Firefly girls in their fresh and new uniforms.




Settled at my seat at 6F. Flight was about 70% full today, with the front few rows rather empty.




Firefly branded seatbelts. Legroom is sufficient for this short flight.




All the stuff in seat pocket, including MH's inflight magazine. Well, Firefly is a MH-subsidiary afterall.




Very efficiently, all pax were boarded and doors were closed. Safety demo was performed. Flight time was 1hr, with actual flying time of about 50min.




Pushback and engine startup.




Taxied to Rwy02C for takeoff. Passing by the old Budget Terminal tarmac, with terminal already torn down. Quite a number of private jets owned by Sands Corp. were parked there, most probably flying high rollers in.




Takeoff from Rwy02C, bound for Subang!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAXPVy7HsIQ


Overflying Tekong during climb.




Prop blades in the morning sun.




We initially encountered some bumpy weather.




But it soon cleared after we climbed higher. Flying altitude was 16,000ft. Service announcement was also made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FJG6d5T91Y


Firefly is the only airline that offers a free choice of snacks and drinks on flights to KL. Shortly after seatbelt signs were switched off, a crew first came down with a basket offering choice of snacks, followed by another crew with choice of drinks on a tray. Service was excellent!




This morning, we had a choice of peanuts or chocolate chip muffin. I requested for both, which was gladly offered by the crew.




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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2650 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4136 times:

Quoting ycp81 (Reply 7):

Ohh I am taking this very same flight in about 2 weeks!

It will be my first time on an ATR 

Firefly looks like a really nice little airline, I am glad I booked my flight with them, definitely looking forward to it now   (and for the rest of the report)

MIAspotter.



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlineycp81 From Singapore, joined Jun 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

For drinks, there was a choice of soya bean milk or apple juice.




Cruising at 16,000ft.




Soon, we started our approach into Subang. Flew past Subang during descend.




Making a 180degrees turn to align with the runway.




Approaching Subang.




On finals.




Landing in Subang Rwy15.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I1MHOg_Knc


Taxiing to the parking stand.




Parked at the stand and engines shut off. We were right on schedule.




Disembarking from the rear, where the friendly crew bade everyone goodbye.




Right under the wing of 9M-FYB.




Resting on the tarmac before the next flight.




Berjaya Air ATR72 has also just arrived from a domestic flight.




This was my 3rd flight on Firefly and it was as usual, a very pleasant experience with great crew and much welcomed refreshment service. Coupled with the small terminal in Subang Skypark, hassle free immigration and customs and short distance from the city, I managed a record time of just 3h45m from my home doorstep in Singapore to hotel doorstep in Kuala Lumpur!!



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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2650 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

Quoting ycp81 (Reply 12):
I managed a record time of just 3h45m from my home doorstep in Singapore to hotel doorstep in Kuala Lumpur!!

Pretty swift! did you take a taxi from SBZ to KL? how much was it, I am still torn between taking a taxi or the bus.

MIAspotter



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlineycp81 From Singapore, joined Jun 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 13):
Pretty swift! did you take a taxi from SBZ to KL? how much was it, I am still torn between taking a taxi or the bus.

Taxi is RM40 flat rate to the city center.



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User currently offlineRvXKaz From Singapore, joined Apr 2011, 195 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Thank you for this vivid and colourful TR! I felt like I was there myself! Also, appreciate the review of the food offered on AirAsia, I'll know what to choose should I have an opportunity to fly with them!

It certainly looked like you had a great stay in Bangkok!

The Firefly flight is pretty interesting - ironically with better service offering than what SQ or MH offers on the same route.

Thanks for sharing once again!

Gavin / RvXKaz



They say that I'm a dreamer. But I'd only Dreamt Skyward.
User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5014 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

Thanks for the quick round up of several of the budget airlines flying around SIN. I absolutely loved the comparison! I now need to book a ticket to BKK because you have made me hungry BTW!

Saludos,
Alex

PS: I continue to believe that Air Asia has the best BOB program out there!



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineycp81 From Singapore, joined Jun 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

Last installment of this report, the weekend in KL was just spent eating and shopping. Some of the food we had...




Return flight was booked on AirAsia on its last KUL-SIN flight of the day. Departure was at 2125hrs but we arrived at the airport earlier for dinner. Our chartered transport from KL city center to LCCT took almost an hour despite smooth traffic!

Checked-in at the manual bag-drop counters and out of 6 of us, 3 got the first row hot seats while I had the emex row hot seat. Scored! Guess it "pays" not to do online check-in on AirAsia haha.




Departure hall of LCCT. Last few looks before it gets torn down next year, hopefully....

28 July 2013
Air Asia
AK 1823
Kuala Lumpur LCCT (KUL) - Singapore (SIN)
A320
9M-AHX
Economy Class


Queuing to board.




AirAsia X A330s preparing for their med-haul flights.




Walking along the sheltered walkways to the plane.




Our ride home.




Neighbouring plane parked for the night.




Boarding 9M-AHX.




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User currently offlineycp81 From Singapore, joined Jun 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Admiring the red beauty. The rear door was also used for boarding, but ground personnel did not check boarding slips and direct those seated at the rear to use the rear door, but instead just wave pax over.




Boarded the aircraft.




Row 1 A/B/C, which would be occupied by 3 of my friends.




Great legroom at my seat, 12F. The middle seat was left empty as well.




Boarding in progress, which was completed very efficiently. Flight was at least 90% full! Flight time was announced as 1hr but flying time was approx 45min.




Out the window.




Inflight magazine for the month.




With a brand new by-on-board menu as well! It combined the food menu as well as AK merchandises.




Lets take a look at the food offerings. Quite a number of new food choices.




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User currently offlineycp81 From Singapore, joined Jun 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Emex row signage.




Crew performing safety demo. They were in their weekend uniform, ie. shirt with jeans.




Taxi to the runway.




Took off from Rwy32R, bound for Singapore.




I have pre-ordered a Tandoori chicken wrap for RM9. It was promptly delivered to my seat after seatbelt signs were turned off. The snack came with a cup of water.




A very satisfying cold snack for the short ride. Value for money as well!




Very soon, we were descending towards Changi's Rwy20R.




Arrived about 10min early and taxied to the gate.




QF between its ex (BA) and current (EK) partners.




Arriving at the gate.




Disembarking.




Another satisfactory flight on AirAsia. Hope you guys had a great read. Thanks!



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