Reason For Trip:
Another quick 1 day trip for me, this time its to Bali to attend the grand opening of an exclusive high end villa.
15 March 2008
Jakarta (CGK) – Denpasar (DPS)
Airline: Garuda GA402
1st Flight: 2 November 1993
Flight time: 1 hr 35 mins
Cruise: 36000 feet
At least there is some sanity on weekend traffic especially in the morning. Took me only 30 mins to get to the airport. Like with most flights to Bali, this one was done at the international check in desk, but I didn’t have to go there as a valet attended to me. As usual, the rest of my time was spent just waiting in the Garuda lounge which was really busy with the flurry of morning departures.
View of tarmac from GA lounge
GA Lounge at Jakarta
This is probably my 3rd time on PK-GWQ. If I am not wrong, this flight is continuing to Perth hence once the domestic passengers have boarded, the international one came on board.
GA’s 2 B744’s ready to go
100% full load in both J and Y.
Had the omelets for breakfast
The flight itself was pretty bumpy all the way to crusing altitude, but beside that, another routine domestic run with Garuda.
Just after getting off GWQ
On the way to the terminal, one of Lion Air’s B739ER
Karma Jimbaran Villas
3 Bedroom Villa
16 March 2008
Denpasar (DPS) – Jakarta (CGK)
Airline: Garuda GA407
1st Flight: 12 March 2002 (Ex Inter Airlines of Turkey)
Flight time: 1hr 30 mins
Cruise: 38000 feet
1 day really isn’t enough for Bali, but its time to head home to reality now. The villas that opened was the Karma Kandara near Uluwatu and it was just beautiful, will definitely head back there. Only managed to get to bed in the wee hours and got up with just enough time to shower and pack up before my friend’s car picked me up to the airport. Arrived at the airport with 1 hour to go and as usual with nothing much to do, all my time was spent at the Garuda lounge at the airport. However, the 1st security check did take an extraordinary long time to get in due to the gaggle of Japanese tourists who seem lost as usual!
GA lounge at Denpasar Airport
1st time on board PK-GEE, actually its my first time aboard any of Garuda’s B738. Seats have been refurbished a little, but they were originally from Garuda’s A300.
But one thing I really can’t complain were the superb leg room for seats 1A and B. Really made the right choice on seat selection. This aircraft was initially in an all Y configuration but Garuda was smart enough to realize that they have a lot of passengers who travel on J. Hence they put in the J seats. Managed to see one of the aircrafts I fly on a lot, MH’s A333 9M-MKD, and also spotted a SQ B772ER, 9V-SRC.
Merpati Fokker 100
Love B737NG Winglets
After the meal I just slept all the way back to Jakarta.
Just before and after touch down
Thanks again for reading guys!
20 March to Hong Kong with Garuda in J
6 April to Frankfurt / Leipzig with Thai in F and LH in J
22 April to Beijing with Malaysia Airlines in J
30 April to Delhi with Malaysia Airlines in J
6 July to Frankfurt with TG in F and on to Sevilla with a private jet
16 July to Osaka / Hiroshima with TG and NH in J
End July to Brisbane with Malaysia Airlines in F
Below are my Trip Reports from Newest to Oldest.
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt II, Bak Fr PER In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:LAX-CGK W TG LA Express Part 2 (by ThaiA345 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class: To Semarang & Back! (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 15 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 9 2007 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Class On TG A346/B744 MUC & FRA (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Sep 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J (by ThaiA345 Sep 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net! (by ThaiA345 Jul 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Bali: A Trip To Paradise With GA In J (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Mystical Morocco & Romantic Paris! TG,MH,AF (by ThaiA345 May 30 2007 in Trip Reports)
The Great China Trip With MH In J (by ThaiA345 May 1 2007 in Trip Reports)
Viva La Spain! TG In F/J, JK In Y, And MH In J (by ThaiA345 Apr 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y & C: CGK-SUBvv (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)