Summer Break 2012
After relaxing and resting for six days in Singapore, it was time to board the metal bird for the actual holiday.
This was our first odd hour flight. Leaving Singapore at 230am! I spent the whole night trying to keep myself awake. I couldn’t count how many times I actually dozed off.
It is a treat indeed to be able to fly Business class. One of the perks being a member, one can use points for upgrade! The Emirates lounge at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 is okay but I still think Singapore Airlines lounge is nicer.
It was already 1am when it was time to board the plane.
I love Emirates business class. Okay, that is an understatement. I love traveling business class, no matter what airline it is. It is a lovely experience indeed. Business class may be more expensive than economy but I think the extra fee for comfort is worth every penny.
Still, business class in Emirates Boeing 777-300R is a bit crowded with the 2-3-2 seat arrangement.
I love how Emirates does not switch off the a/c mid-flight like SQ. The cool temperature is important for a good night sleep. No photos of food onboard as I slept throughout the journey. I only woke up half an hour to landing time. Crazy, but true.
After 6 hours and 45 minutes, we reached the transit airport, Dubai International Airport Terminal 3.
Dubai Airport is probably the most packed airport I have ever been to, so far! It is narrow but ridiculously long in size!
Since we were only transiting, we didn’t have to go through immigration. But before we made our way to the lounge, we went through security check. When they opened up another line for me, I felt like a Queen. Hahaha.
We spent less than an hour at the lounge. Even with the huge lounge, it was barely enough to cater for the large amount of travelers. Aslan and I then went on a hunt for Patchi chocolates.
After 20 minutes of searching and wandering around the never-ending long terminal, we finally found it!
The next flight was at 750am, taxing delayed things for almost an hour. The traffic at Dubai airport was just like the amount of travelers in the terminal, crazy!
Some sceneries of Dubai from air…
I think I slept for a good 4 hours and spent the remaining time listening to music, audiobook (Superfreakonomics) and watching movies.
Where am I heading to this time?
This route is more laid-back compared to SIN-LHR-GLA. Going through Heathrow, London is a bit of a hassle with all the security checks and what not. Aslan and I have no problem with that but Aslan’s parents are getting tired of it. SIN-DBX-GLA route is definitely more relaxing but it takes slightly longer.
We will be in Glasgow for nine days and this is my first actual UK summer holiday experience. Excited!
I will blog more, I am so tired now. Must sleep!