Changi Airport Terminal 1 – Departure Day
We bought our tickets in January and it was on promotion. The price we got was fairly cheap for a trip to Japan.
Our ticket cost $422.20 per pax for a round trip. There will be a transit stopover at Bangkok airport which is fine with us. Usually, transit tickets are slightly cheaper than the direct flight. It depends on individual budget.
Thai airways allow online check-in and we did it a few hours before our flight. However, our email stated that we needed to visit the counter for check-in. Unsure what’s wrong and worried it could be our booking issue. After scrolling Facebook, I got to know the airport had some system issue and some flights data are affected. Thus both online and in-person check in at the counter took longer than usual to process. So glad we arrived at the airport early to avoid being late.
I was feeling excited upon arriving at the airport, but Fluffy Bunny wasn’t. According to her, she had to be on the airplane in order for the excitement to kick in.
Our flight was at 8:50 pm and we managed to have a cup of tea each and a toast to share before boarding.
We got the window seat which I am happy about. I get to see the outside as the plane slowly make its way for taking off. Although I do have phobia during taking off and landing, it still didn’t stop me from looking out of the plane window. I find it so interesting to see what’s going on on the outside. If I am lucky, I could see beautiful sunset or sunrise on the plane.
It’s been some time since I last took a non-budget flight. So glad there’s entertainment on the flight and we watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2. We didn’t manage to finish the entire movie on board as we were about to arrive at Bangkok for our transit flight.
We requested for a special meal when we booked our air tickets. Low sodium and low-calorie meals. If you want to get your food first, order the special meal. You get the food before everyone else.
Bangkok – Transit
The landing at Bangkok wasn’t a smooth ride. Before we start to descend, the captain announced there might be a slight delay for landing as there’s thunderstorm in Thailand. I have never met a thunderstorm before on board a flight.
While we slowly descend when it’s safe to do so, I could feel the plane was a little shaky. When the wheels touched the ground, it wasn’t as smooth as most flight that I have been on. Probably due to the wet surface. During this instance, I grabbed onto Fluffy Bunny’s hand rather tightly.
After alighting the aircraft, we had to make our way to our next boarding gate. We found the information counter to ask for direction and was told our next connecting flight is all the way in the east wing of the airport. We arrived at the west wing.
Seeing that the journey to the other end will be a long one, we hurried as fast as our little legs could carry us. We didn’t stop for shops as there’s simply no time for it. My Thai Bhat seems to be redundant that day.
East Wing transit queue was long that night. And the queue was moving rather slowly. After checking in, we stopped for a toilet break before heading towards our boarding gate. Which was at the furthest end of the boarding area.
Taking off during heavy rain was yet another new experience for me. It felt different from the usual take off on good weather. The excitement and worry were what went through my mind.
We had supper on the plane. Sandwich and it was what I needed. Got a little hungry after I alighted from the previous plane. This was my low sodium sandwich.
We slept through on the flight before waking up for our breakfast on the plane. Like the flight before, we had the special meal. So we get to eat first.
Once done with our meal, we continued watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2 at where we stopped at. This time, we managed to finish the movie before we land. Around 5 hours of flight from Bangkok can be tiring.
I love the orange juice that I was given on board both flights. It’s not too sweet nor sour to my liking. However, I kept it in my bag for later as I was already full.
Read more about my Japan trip at the next entry.