I was spotting last and noticed this... not all airlines enforces the rule of dimming the cabin lights for a night takeoff / landing. The culprits are as follows: Thai, ANA, QANTAS, THY, KLM amongst many others. For the airlines that had darkened cabins, China Southwest (CZ) even went to the extend of switching off the lights that normally illuminate the tail as well! Who says Chinese carriers do not enforce safety huh? Hehehe... Seriously, isn't it safer for the lights to be dimmed? If so, why isn't it enforced throughout?
I also noticed that the Air France (AF) 777-200 had eerie blue lights that was visible on all the windows of the fuselage when it was landing. I can only speculate that all the PTVs were on and they were screening the landing scene???
Has Garuda stopped flying the A330s to SIN, anyone to confirm this? All I see are the 737-300s and the 747-400s which fly to / from Europe. Also, last night, I think a THY A340 aborted its departure and taxied back to the terminal. It stood still on the ramp for a long time with cabin lights all on and was finally escorted back to the terminal by a car with occulting lights (follow-me car, perhaps?).
The month of June is drawing closer. Any confirmed dates for the spotters meet?
The runway has finally switched to Rwy 20 so the mosque next to the army camp would be a good place to meet and watch the planes. I am no longer driving the black Fiat Uno, look out for a metallic blue Rover 416 5-door hatch back... that's me.