Tuesday, July 03, 2012

From HK to Male with Singapore Airlines

I spent quite many times for planning a trip to Maldives and failed, due to the flight being so full for a few months or the resort being full too. Finally as I could make it, my travel agent suggested me have a more leisure transit time at Singapore Changi Airport (almost 4 hours) though the A380 flight from HK to Singapore has ample transit time of 2 hours and plenty of seats. No doubt A380 does have quite a lot of problems since its launch. So no need to bother with flying A380.
Singapore Airline offers a better firmer economy seat cushion than Cathay Pacific, and more leg room too. Service-wise, SQ is a bit better and very traditional in providing hot towels and meal menu before the flight. The meal tray and presentation is also pretty traditional. The front folding tray has a mirror (photo 2/3).
As for the inflight entertainment, it has a very wide selection of movies and music as well as games. However, the electronic system is not that smooth. Two of the four flights I took has some problems that I couldn't use it. Quite unexpected to see the RCA jacks (the conventional analog input for L/R audio and video) (photo 1), but wondered who would bring RCA cables onboard.




6 comments:

Mickey Mouse said...

yes SQ is an excellent airlines; very thoughtful that SQ still keep that RCA jacks option, for those who still live in the ice-age may hv the same pleasure as people living in the modern civilization, in the cabin! maybe SQ also provide desktop for email checking and a fax machine if Fred and Wilma Flintstone need to fax a doc, oops also film developing service co-sponsored by Kodak!

Stella said...

In this case then SQ is suitable for me since they still have fax machine and Kodak film.
Oh if they can get me the cassette recorder and walkman with some pop songs in 70/80's then even better for me. I miss them.

in the sea said...

SS, are you wailma? You need to gain weight.
BTW, after the ongoing flight and the return flight, I had the motion sickness. Very strange. The flight back to HK was in a very horrible landing - the plane was shaking sharply to left and right. First time ever that I almost think we are going to roll over like that time CI turned over upside down. You know what, their inflight magazine is proud to say that their pilots are well trained for flying air-fighter. Then I recall CI often claiming their pilots are air-fighter trained.

Mickey Mouse said...

then u should sue SQ that the pilot didn't play the dive and pull as flight 'entertainment' ..

Stella said...

What is Wailma?
Wow so the air-fighter pilots are doing a stun show in the plane. They shall charge you more for the exciting show and the almost "Bungi Jump".
:)

in the sea said...

Wailma is the wife of Fred in Flintstone. :)