KLIA Ekspres: KL Sentral to KLIA by Train

As quickly as the sale season started, I was down to my last Malindo Business Class ticket for my trip back to Singapore. Which may also mark my last frequent ride on the KLIA Ekspres.

Heading to check-in for my flight with the ticket I bought on my inbound trip.

Your bags have to be fed through the x-ray machine at the entrance of the check-in area, where a sticker will be pasted on your bag.

Checking-in at the Business Class counter for the last time.

Heading for the platforms.

My ticket for the trip.

Hmm, what’s this markings on the back of the seat in front of me?

Departing 3 minutes ahead of the KLIA Transit.

Passing by Mid Valley City.

Bye KTM Komuter.

Passing by the future Bandar Malaysia.

Passing by Serdang KTM Komuter Station.

The view of the ride from my seat.

Approaching KLIA.

Leaving my favourite seating section of the train.

This train will continue on to klia2.

Heading out of the station.

Looking at the tracks onwards to klia2. I might revert back to taking RM10 buses here for my sane tickets from now on.


KLIA Transit: Getting to KLIA and klia2 by Train for RM4.70?!

The KLIA Transit is the all-stop service of the more popularly used KLIA Ekspres by tourists. At first glance, both the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit have the same RM55 fare from KL Sentral. Some have already figured out that by stopping at an intermediate station such as Putrajaya & Cyberjaya or Salak Tinggi and waiting for the next train, you do save more than half of the fare.

But what if I tell you that it is possible to pay only a minimal fare starting from RM4.70 to get from a station on the KLIA Transit line to KLIA or klia2?

First off, the “premium” KLIA Transit fares are for journeys to KLIA and klia2 from KL Sentral and Bandar Tasik Selatan, potentially to discourage you from taking the KLIA Transit and just pay the full RM55 for the KLIA Ekspres instead. However, with a bit of perseverance, let’s make this as cheap as possible.

Here’s a look at the current KLIA Transit fare table. You would notice that the cheapest “transit point” to split your journey is Salak Tinggi. However, did you know that there are also FREE bus services from Salak Tinggi to KLIA and klia2?

In summary, these are the KLIA Transit fares from the stations along the line to Salak Tinggi:

  • Putrajaya & Cyberjaya – Salak Tinggi: RM4.70
  • Bandar Tasik Selatan – Salak Tinggi: RM12.40
  • KL Sentral – Salak Tinggi: RM18.30

If you are travelling from KL city, it would be the wisest choice to take the LRT to Bandar Tasik Selatan and change to the KLIA Transit to Salak Tinggi. Of course, you would have the best deal if you are coming from Putrajaya & Cyberjaya.

While the KLIA Transit is an all-stop local service, each stop probably takes up to an extra of 2 minutes of travel time on the line, which is pretty fast anyway.

Being a local service also means having a higher passenger carrying capacity on board the train. You may need to stand for your journey during peak hours.

Push the button to open doors.

Now that you are at Salak Tinggi, the magic begins.

Exit the station with your minimal fare paid.

Wait for the Bas SMART Selangor SPG01 or SPG02 to go to KLIA or klia2. If you are heading to klia2, you also have an additional option of taking the BTG02.

The Bas SMART Selangor services serving ERL Salak Tinggi will stop at the external porch, marked by the bus stop sign.

The bus routes information at Salak Tinggi ERL Station.

Click on the image to enlarge.

The SPG02 bus arriving from Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi. Do look out for the direction of the bus as the SPG02 stops at Salak Tinggi ERL Station on both bounds.

Inside the Bas SMART Selangor Sepang bus. Pretty comfortable, but also the reclining seats were chosen possibly due to the long distances the bus travels on the Sepang routes.

It is important to note that the Bas SMART Selangor is not a dedicated Salak Tinggi – KLIA shuttle. The bus picks up passengers along the way. But it’s free, so no complains at all.

The familiar KLIA control tower is in sight.

Making a short stop at KLIA. There is no bus stop sign here, however pick-up and drop-off is at Door 4.

The journey from Salak Tinggi ERL Station to KLIA takes about 30 minutes.

Heading on to the KLIA Extension Highway to make a u-turn to klia2.

Making the scenic flyover u-turn across the highway.

klia2 is in sight.

Wave to those on the KLIA Ekspres who didn’t know about this free bus (but probably saved around 1 hour of their journey time).

Arriving at klia2.

The journey from Salak Tinggi ERL Station to klia2 takes about 35 minutes.

Overall, considering that this is a free bus service, the ride was actually more comfortable than a regular paid service due to the low ridership (for now) and comfy seats. Saving money on the KLIA Ekspres makes the journey even sweeter.

Even if you took the train from KL Sentral to Salak Tinggi, you would have paid only RM18.30 as compared to RM55, saving you RM36.70 which you could use to buy your AirAsia ticket during a zero fare sale, excluding the convenience fee.

Service Information for SPG01: Click Here
Service Information for SPG02: Click Here

Ride the Bas SMART Selangor to KLIA and klia2 if you have a bit of extra time to beat the KL jams and save some money!

BONUS TIP: Take a bus from KL to Putrajaya to save even more!

Nadi Putra Service 500 is an express bus service from Lebuh Pudu Bus Hub (MYDIN) to Putrajaya Sentral via the Maju Expressway, with a fare of RM4.00. It may not be the most logical option but if time is not an issue and you do not mind taking 3 modes of transport to get from KL to KLIA, your effort will only cost you a grand total of RM8.70!

KLIA Ekspres: KLIA to KL Sentral by Train

Coming in from my Malindo flight from Singapore, I opted to get to the city by the KLIA Ekspres since I arrived in the afternoon, considerably late already since my arrivals are usually in the wee hours of the morning at TBS or Bukit Bintang.

Picking up my bag from the baggage carousel which took a bit of time.

There was a tour group heading down the KLIA Ekspres lift to the platforms.

Not wanting to wait for the lifts to go down and come back up again, I opted to head down by the escalators.

I thought of picking up the KLIA Ekspres + GRAB Package since I may be taking 2 or more rides in KL during my stay, but guess what? Should you pick up the promotion from the kiosk, you are charged the regular fare of RM100 for the return ticket instead of RM90 – thus almost cancelling out the promotion by itself. The promo code is also valid for journeys to or from KL Sentral Station only.

In this case, you are paying RM10 for 2 x RM10 promo codes. This promotion is only worth it if you are planning to ride for a distance that is worth RM5 or more ie. if your ride is RM5, you will not gain from this promotion and if it is less than RM5, you will actually make a loss from this promotion.

With a bit of common sense and logic, I opted to purchase the regular discounted fare instead.

My ticket for a return journey on the KLIA Ekspres. Ouch.

Look out for the directional sign above the doors for the direction of the train. The KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit operates on the KLIA – klia2 sectors on bi-directional single tracks.

Inside the KLIA Ekspres. Pretty full at this time of the day probably due to the many flights arriving at around the same time, especially from klia2.

Still waiting for this train to come alive.

Anyway, time to use the toilet.


Hopefully this will be 90 minutes from Jurong East to Bandar Malaysia instead of 90 minutes from arrival of aircraft at the gate.

Arrived at KL Sentral. Somehow the arrival platform seems more spacious than the departure platform despite the latter being used for waiting.

Since I opted to have a ticket emailed to me, I decided to try to scan this on the gate to exit the station.

Got to zoom it in a little for the ticket to sense it.

Apparently it didn’t work. But it could be my screen’s brightness level.

Malindo Air/Batik Air Malaysia OD804: Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by Business Class

Malindo Air/Batik Air Malaysia OD804 is my first and possibly only trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by Business Class, thanks to the sale in which I bought a return ticket from KL on. It departs at noon, which isn’t the earliest flight of the day, but hey, I needed to maximise my experience right?

Check-in for Lion Group airlines are all at Terminal 3 Row 1.

As with all check-in counters, there is a separate line for Business Class passengers.

Although the Business Class counter was occupied, I was assigned the next available counter on the left, which is great as there’s a couple of seconds less queuing for me, and it shows that the check-in staff are attentive to prioritizing the queues.

My one and only Business Class flight from Singapore. You know you’ve checked in early when the gate number isn’t available for your flight yet.

In Singapore, Malindo and Lion Group uses the SATS Premier Lounge for Business Class travellers, which is awesome.

Heading for departure immigration.

Heading up to the SATS Premier Lounge.

Read more on the SATS Premier Lounge here.

After my hearty brunch and a check on my gate number, I headed off to Gate A9 to board my flight.

Was one of the last passengers to board as I spent more time in the lounge instead of heading to the gate early. Whoops.

9M-LNM is my shuttle for the day.

What’s left of my boarding pass after the bigger portion has been taken away by the gate agent.

My welcome drink of Apple Juice again.

Pushing back from the gate.

With the long taxi to Runway 20C, it got a bit boring, so it’s time for a little bit of planespotting.

A China Airlines A350 which just landed.

A Myanmar Airways International Airbus A319.

Finally, time to take-off.

The view of the future Terminal 5.

Looking back at East Coast as the plane heads north to KL.

The new Terminal 4 from above.

The overview of the current Changi Airport. Once T5 opens, it may be hard to fit everything in one picture, depending on the flight path.

Despite the short flight, the IFE system was available to use.

I just switched it over to the flight map since I couldn’t really do much with the short time anyway.

Despite the short usage timing, the stewardess still handed out headphones for those who have their IFEs flipped up.

And the mandatory pizza shot, of course.

Just after I finished my pizza, this came on. Time to shut the system off.

Landing in KLIA together with another AirAsia plane on the neighbouring runway.

The view of klia2 from the runway of KLIA.

Back at Malindo’s home base of KLIA.

Parking at Gate B8R. Gate B8 is a Multiple Aircraft Receiving Stand (MARS), and we’re taking the stand on the right.

The aerobridge swings towards the aircraft, almost parallel to the terminal building.

Bye bye Business Class.

Heading for immigration and baggage reclaim.

While there is a counter at the baggage reclaim area, you should buy your KLIA Ekspres ticket from the kiosk instead to get your 10% discount.

Even though there was an express queue for immigration for Business Class passengers, it still took around 10 minutes for my bag to appear at the baggage carousel – even with my slight detour to the Satellite Terminal before immigration to buy something.

Heading down to the KLIA Ekspres platforms to get to the city.

Lounge Review – SATS Premier Lounge 3 (Changi Airport Terminal 3): An Extensive Lounge for Day Stays of Any Duration

Flying on Malindo Business Class allowed me a visit to the SATS Premier Lounge at Terminal 3. Not wanting to waste the opportunity, I opted to check-in earlier and have my brunch here instead of relying on the pizza on board to keep me full for the day.

The SATS Premier Lounge 3 is located just 2 minutes away from immigration.

After checking-in with my voucher, I was free to roam around the lounge.

The seating area is compact yet spacious enough for single travellers or groups of up to 8 persons. There’s always a suitable seating arrangement for groups of any size.

Each lounge seat also comes with a universal power socket and a shared USB socket.

Towards the high roof area, a shorter lounge chair is also available, but I prefer the ones where you can rest your head on if you wish.

The best seats would be the tall lounge chairs arranged in stalls of two only. Naturally, these are the first to be occupied and are almost never available.

The food selection seems extensive on first glance.

There is a full-fledged coffee and tea station, with a DIY Laksa station too.

Wine and spirits are also available all day, even in the morning.

The fairly-stocked salad bar with cold sandwiches ready to eat.

The canned drinks selection is also pretty extensive.

Since I haven’t had breakfast, and since I could, I opted for the western breakfast selection at the buffet of Egg Frittata with Beef Hash and French Toast, with Tiger Beer.

If only they had champagne which would complete my breakfast perfectly, but I may be wishing for too much.

I had Laksa for my second round of brunch. You had to blanch the noodles yourself which was pretty fine for me, but the foreigners didn’t really have a neat success. Perhaps SATS might want to reconsider the DIY station.

The Laksa was actually pretty good though, not too coconut-y and the spiciness was just right too (after my addition of chilli).

And since I had a little bit of time before I should head to my gate even after having two rounds of mains, I took some cheese, ham and olives to the lounging area to munch on while I wait. (I later took the tuna sandwich off to KL. Sorry SATS.)

Now for the showers. Since I just came from home, I didn’t really need it but here’s some photos of it anyway.

There are two mixed-gender shower cubicles in the lounge which is sufficient for a shower. However, these do not come with their own toilet which may be a little inconvenient depending on your habits.

Toilets are separated the shower cubicles, and there is only one cubicle each for females and males. A bit inconvenient if there is a big group, and there actually was on my stay in the lounge. Due to the many users, the toilets were also not as clean as I would expect – the public toilets in the main terminal building are much cleaner in my opinion.

Overall, as a contract or pay-per-use lounge, SATS is on par with other pay-per-use lounges in the world, perhaps even exceeding the qualities of certain neighbouring airline lounges in Changi Airport itself. Though if you were a frequent traveller, you may notice a similarity of the food available in the lounge and on board the plane (with the Egg Frittata in the lounge being round instead of triangular on board) and you may get sick of it within 3 seconds. Also, there needs to somehow be a bigger toilet to cater to a more crowded lounge.

Is the SATS Premier Lounge something that I would consider paying to use even if may cost more than the airport tax at Changi Airport?

If I am in need of the facilities provided and have some time to while away before my flight, I would say that the cost to use this lounge actually matches the quality provided, and yes I would consider using it again.

[PSA] You can also use the Ready To Travel app to book this lounge!

If you have a flight travelling out of Singapore Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 or 3, you can enjoy 50% off ReadyLounge when you purchase lounge access through the Ready To Travel app from 24 Nov 2017 to 31 Jan 2018 with this promo code: RL50POFF

Download the Ready To Travel app here!

Disclaimer: I’m not sure if this code works for everyone as I received it in my email that was registered to my account of which I have made prior purchases, but I did successfully book my subsequent lounge visit with it. Also, this is not an advertorial.

Airport Rail Link City Line: Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok City by Train

On top of great food and shopping bargains, Bangkok is also famous for its traffic jams at almost any time of the day, and that includes getting into one when you travel from the airport to the city. Thankfully, the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link City Line is here to save the day, taking a 1.5 hour taxi ride into the city to just 26 minutes end-to-end to Phaya Thai, which is right in Bangkok city.

The Airport Rail Link is located on the Basement Floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Tickets can be bought from the ticket vending machines in the station.

If you’re travelling on a single journey, you will be issued with a token which you tap on the gantry to enter the platforms. Tickets from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phaya Thai costs 45 Baht.

The train from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phaya Thai departs every 10 to 12 minutes.

Inside the train, the seating area consists of longitudinal seating, which is fairly sufficient for a less-than-half-an-hour-ride. And it’s cheap too at a price of around S$2, considering the distance of 28.6km and the journey time of 26 minutes taken, which is cheaper than a certain other company claiming that they have the cheapest airport link in the world despite them charging about 9 times more than this.

Exiting the underground station at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Taking the west curve towards Bangkok city.

The provisions for the extension to Pattaya at Lat Krabang should the line be used as the backbone of the Bangkok – Rayong High Speed Rail in future.

A salute to King Maha Vajiralongkorn on the highway to Bangkok.

Approaching Hua Mak station. This station functioned as an overtaking station for the Express Line when it was still operational.

Passing by SHOW DC, a new Korean themed mall in Bangkok.

Entering Makkasan station. Alight here to change to the MRT Blue Line.

The buffer stops after Makkasan on the Express Line tracks just before the provisions for the installation of the points to merge the lines on the western end of the station. A hindsight in design since the Express Line is not allowed to go past the station to head for Phaya Thai where the bulk of the passengers are heading to anyway.

Entering Phaya Thai. Alight here to change to the BTS Sukhumvit Line.

The City Line train parked beside the Express Line train. However, this is only differentiated by the car formation and the livery as the Express Line train interior has been converted to the City Line’s to allow for a higher capacity.

The end of the line for now. In future, this will link up to Don Mueang Airport.

To exit the station, drop the token into the slot at the fare gates.

Go down one floor to the BTS linkbridge if you are transferring to the BTS Sukhumvit Line.

The BTS Sukhumvit Line will connect you to places of interests such as Chatuchak Market, Siam and Sukhumvit.

However, if you are heading to Pratunam, you should alight at Ratchaprarop station on the ARL City Line instead, which is the second last station, just before Phaya Thai.

Overall, the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link City Line offers a fuss-free and definitely fast and cheap journey to the city, skipping all the jams which Bangkok is famous for. If I were landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, I wouldn’t want to get to Bangkok city any other way than this.

Thai Airways TG409: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Singapore by Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet – The “Queen of the Skies”

The Boeing 747-400 is probably the most distinctive passenger aircraft in the world, with a hump for an upper deck and its long-standing history since 1969. With many airlines slowly retiring them, Thai Airways is still going strong with the 747, and has assigned it to the ever-popular TG409 for the Bangkok – Singapore sector for additional capacity.

My boarding pass for my first Boeing 747 Thai Airways flight.

Opting for a change, I decided to head to the E Gates via the lower concourse with the D Gates and airline lounges…

… which I regretted doing as there weren’t any shops to look around at or travellators to speed up the walk a little.

Along the gates though, there are these new vending machines selling snacks and drinks…

… though they may be at the same price as the stalls upstairs. Remember to bring along your empty water bottle through security and refill it after, guys. If not, you’ll be paying 5 times the price of water from 7-Eleven.

Well, hello there. Looking as majestic as ever.

The capacity of the 747 is evident even as I was queuing to enter the gate hold room, with the queue stretching up the ramp. This didn’t happen on the A350 or B787.

Yup, getting full already, with people still queuing on the ramp down to the gate hold room.

Not looking out of place despite being 20 years old.

The long queue to board the plane.

If somehow you can’t recognise the 747 from outside, the staircase in front of you when you board should alert you to something special already.

Inside, HS-TGX is equipped with a similar Economy Class product as the Boeing 777-200.

The comfortable legroom on board.

On this flight though, the interactive entertainment system was not available while on the ground, just the flight information channel.

Bye Bangkok!

Looking back at Bangkok city with the Airport Rail Link line heading off.

The interactive entertainment system was switched on after the seat belt signs were switched off.

Dinner of the day: Sweet and Sour Fish with Egg Fried Rice.

Tasted pretty alright.

Back in Singapore with the new-age “Super Jumbo” of the Airbus A380 parked beside.

A closer look at the 747’s staircase when disembarking.

Back at Changi, with additional security screening upon landing.

Overall, despite the dated Economy Class product, it still feels special to be flying on the 747 even though it’s older than the 772. And with the aircraft slowly being retired around the world, I’ll probably still enjoy the flight with any product available, perhaps even if it means sitting on the floor or something.

The Boeing 747-400 is scheduled to operate on TG409 and TG410 from now till 24 March 2018. Don’t miss your chance to board the Queen of the Skies!

Thai Airways TG402: Singapore to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi by Boeing 777-200

I was off again to Bangkok, and similar to my previous flight, the TG402 departing from Singapore at 8:15am is operated by a Boeing 777-200. However, this time, I’ll be on a bulkhead window seat.

Looks like another full flight today.

Hello seat 31K!

Perhaps it’s the perception of the window beside me or that this particular row of seats is one of the only rows which comes with two seats only, but it feels a little bit more spacious than the bulkhead seat in the center row.

Thanks TG for the upgrade!

The full flight to Bangkok.

As the entertainment system on this row of seats is in the armrest, it needs to be stowed during take-off and landing, so the only way to watch the safety video is on the common screen on the bulkhead.

Stopping to allow a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER to head to the runway first.

Perhaps a post on this coming soon?

Looking at the new Terminal 4, with a stray Scoot A320 parked at one of the gates there.

The view of East Coast as the plane takes off southwards.

Passing by Batam as it turns back to the north towards Thailand.

With the seat belt sign switched off, it’s time to flip the entertainment system up.

Well I haven’t seen this for quite some time. A VGA 6.1-inch personal television screen. I think the last time I touched one of these was on the Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 ages ago.

And since 31K is the first row of Economy Class, I was served my meal first (excluding those with special meals).

Not learning from my lesson on my previous flight, I opted for the Western option again. Thankfully, SATS did a good job with the Egg Frittata here as compared with the Scrambled Egg the previous time.

Landing at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.

A look at the engines with the thrust reversers deployed.

Parked at Gate C3. Thankfully, it’s a shorter walk to immigration than the previous flight.

As compared with the previous flight, despite being on the same plane model and same Economy Class product, this flight feels a little bit more comfortable, possibly because of the seat position and the window. But as always, the afternoon flights back to Singapore are more interesting. Stay tuned!

Thai Airways TG409: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Singapore by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Thai Airways’ TG409 is probably every Singaporean’s favourite flight time from Bangkok back to Singapore departing at 4.35pm, just in time after checking out of the hotel and a final Thai lunch in the city. To make things sweeter, Thai Airways used their latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on this flight for a short period of time just after taking delivery of them.

Check-in at Suvarnabhumi Airport was as usual.

The long walk to the gates was normal too.

Bought some Mango Sticky Rice back home so that I don’t miss Thailand too quickly.

My TG409 for the day will be departing from Gate C8.

Well, hello there.

Boarding the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. This plane, HS-TWA which is royally bestowed the name Phatthana Nikhom, is Thai Airways’ first 789 and was less than 2 months old as of my journey date.

The new Business Class seats on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Inside the Economy Class cabin of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Nice Thai motif on the bulkhead instead of the common blank wall.

The legroom available in Economy Class. Pretty comfortable.

As with all Dreamliners, there are windowless window seats to be blacklisted too.

Beware of Seats 59A and 59K.

Beside my plane, the Queen of the Skies, Boeing 747 “Jumbo Jet”, was parked, still in active duty.

Look out for my upcoming post about it soon!

A video about Thailand sceneries was played during boarding.

Once the “arm doors” announcement was made, I decided to move to an empty row just behind me to space out comfortably.

With a new plane, Thai Airways has came up with a new safety video which was a lot more fun to watch than the formal ones currently used on all other aircraft.

Watch the full video here:

Video courtesy of TommyDoesRBLX.

The inflight entertainment system is fitted with the Panasonic eX3 system with screen-swipe technology, which makes it very familiar to use as it operates like a smartphone or tablet. It is very responsive, as good as instant when you click on something. To properly appreciate this system, try it on the interactive flight map.

After the safety video and before take-off, the crew changed the Boeing Sky Interior to not only to match the sunlight that was shining outside but also the colour of it.

Since I chose the last row possible on the plane, it was expected that I didn’t really have a choice for meals anymore. With the popular Shrimp with Omelette finished ): , I was given the standard Chicken with Rice instead.

Before the cabin lights were dimmed for landing in Singapore, the passengers were treated to a light show, which showcases the potential of the Boeing Sky Interior together with Thai’s take-off and landing music selections to make flying great again.

View a part of the Boeing Sky Interior light show here:

A last look at the new, very private Business Class on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Overall, the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was a refreshing change to the popular regional products on the Singapore – Bangkok route across all airlines. Unfortunately though, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner only flew on the Singapore – Bangkok route for a short period of time from 1 October to 15 November 2017. Hopefully, it will be back again some day.

Thai Airways TG402: Singapore to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi by Boeing 777-200

Thai Airways International is the national carrier of Thailand and a long standing airline on the Singapore – Bangkok sector, operating 4 to 5 return flights a day. The morning flight, TG402, gets you from Singapore at 8:15am and arrives in Bangkok at 9.35am.

TG402 is operated by a Boeing 777-200, a common widebody plane that Thai Airways uses for regional routes.

The aircraft comes in a 3-3-3 configuration. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a window seat this time since the flight was pretty full.

However, I got the bulkhead seat in the aft cabin, which is pretty awesome with the extra legroom.

The entertainment system is mounted on the bulkhead for this row of seats.

There was a choice of the Asian or Western breakfast as usual, and I’ve always picked the Western one. Well, perhaps today’s scrambled egg may leave me wanting for the Asian noodle option instead.

The headrest cover spots an ad for Thai Airways’ new flight to Vienna.

Disembarking from the plane.

A 470 meter walk to immigration.

Overall, the Boeing 777-200 is a bit of a dated product with an average fleet age of 15.8 years, it does the job of carrying passengers on a short 2-hour flight. Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by the new, quieter Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s, but with the ongoing fleet renewal, hopefully there will be better products to come.

On the bright side, the afternoon flights back to Singapore are more interesting.