In which I enjoy a lovely breakfast at Changi Airport before boarding the mighty A380.
15 March 2011 - 0705 Singapore
At Pasir Ris MRT station waiting for a connection to Changi Airport. I’m off again. Someone dared to cross the yellow line on the platform edge. They had a whistle blown at them. Seems they’re constructing a new platform barrier and they don’t want anyone near it until the train arrives.
Changi Airport is very nice. Just had Kaya toast, 2 soft boiled eggs and hot Milo for breakfast. A really great way to start what promises to be a rather boring day.
My god, the A380 is massive!!! It’s actually beautiful. Sucking on a sweet offered to me by a passport control officer. Imagine that! Where else in the world would that happen?
I’m on board. Really lovely inside. Very clean and spacious. Nicely furnished. Captain just said theres a delay of 45 minutes as they’re having to change the front wheel. The entire front wheel. Apparently, the pilot drove too far forward at the gate. Bodes well.
And we’re off. A slow, lumbering take-off. Really eerie. I watched the take-off on skycam, the forward-facing camera built into the tail of the plane. Bit bumpy so far, but an amazing widescreen entertainment system is keeping me distracted. All my top ten tv shows are on. Watching The Office USA right now, with Family Guy to follow, then 30 Rock. Meal is being dished out. Plane is half empty. Of the 10 seats on my row, 6 are free. People are napping across berths of 4 seats. I have my feet up on the seat to my right. The cabin would be really spacious anyway, but with such a low passenger tally, it’s cavernous.
Sydney! I’m coming.