Indonesia AirAsia’s QZ268 is the last Indonesia AirAsia flight of the day to Singapore, departing at 6.20pm – perfect to get back to Singapore in good time. Once done with the linkbridge walk from the Terminal 2 Skytrain station, I found myself in the terminal already, which is a little bit more convenient than having to cross the driveway last time.
After security, the path to wherever you need to go is clearly marked on the floor.
Heading to the self check-in kiosk to get my boarding pass.
The interface of the self check-in kiosk.
Despite having already checked in online, the self check-in kiosk requires me to scan my passport for verification.
Printing out my boarding pass from the self check-in kiosk.
My boarding pass for my Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 flight from Jakarta to Singapore.
Continuing on the highlighted path to immigration.
Entering the transit area after immigration.
Re-checking my gate at the flight information screen.
Even with a wide view, but slightly dim, the GoPro doesn’t work well for walking shots.
Turning to the single pier.
Queuing for security checks.
My gate, F1, is just beside the end of the security checks.
However, I proceeded ahead to fill up my empty water bottle with some water for the flight first.
The unnecessarily-sophisticated water refilling station.
Three temperatures of water are available – cold, room and hot. The water comes out only when you press the button, and is rather slow. A screen plays some advertisements while you fill your bottle up. Hmm, maybe that’s why it’s slow?
Heading down to the gate.
Getting my boarding pass checked to enter the gate hold room.
The view of the gate hold room at Terminal 2.
Hmm, no plane in sight at the gate.
There’s a bus waiting though, oh man. I would like to board an Airbus directly without a bus.
I tried the zoom function on the GoPro and it seems to eliminate the fisheye effect, taking the photo like a normal zoomed-in camera. However, the quality of the photo is left to be desired.
Once boarding calls are made, boarding passes are scanned just before the aerobridge.
Heading out to the aerobridge.
Turning onto the staircase down to the apron.
Hmm, you’re not an AirAsia Airbus A320, just an AirAsia bus.
The interior of the AirAsia apron bus with lots of standing passengers.
Most of the bus offers standing room only without seats.
Disembarking from the AirAsia apron bus.
Seems like the bus went to the domestic Terminal 2E instead. Heading up the stairs to the aerobridge.
Heading down the aerobridge to board the aircraft.
Boarding the aircraft.
The interior of Indonesia AirAsia’s Airbus A320-200.
The legroom available on board Indonesia AirAsia’s Airbus A320-200. As I am seated at Row 11 which is in front of the emergency exit row, there is no recline function on this row of seats.
The view of the area around me when seated.
To compensate for the lack of recline, I have a nicely aligned window.
The view of the aircraft from my seat.
Cabin lights are switched off for take-off.
Taxiing out of Terminal 2.
A quick taxi later and it’s a quick northerly take-off, minimising a bit of flight time to Singapore.
For dinner, I ordered the Nasi Padang Uda Ratman for S$4.
Using the zoom function again, the picture seems to turn out normally without the fisheye effect.
The zoomed-in view of the Nasi Padang Uda Ratman.
The regular fisheye view of the Nasi Padang Uda Ratman.
As I was still slightly hungry, I ordered a Black Glutinous Rice Porridge (Bubur Ketan Hitam) for dessert for Rp.20,000 (~S$1.94).
Apparently having this cold is an option in Indonesia, as I was offered ice, but I requested it to be served hot – in which case I had to wait a few minutes while the crew heated my bubur up for me. Nevertheless, it tasted pretty delicious – a tad creamier than the Singapore type, and definitely cheaper than some food courts nowadays.
Cabin lights were switched off for landing.
Touched down at 9.08pm – 7 minutes early.
Crossing over Airport Boulevard to Terminal 4 on South Cross.
Turning right to Terminal 4.
Parked at Gate G10.
Trying the zoom out of the window. Yup, seems pretty zoomed in.
Disembarking from the aircraft with thanks from the friendly cabin crew.
Heading up the aerobridge.
Heading down for immigration.
Heading to the Automated Immigration Gates.
Petalclouds floating above the arrival immigration hall.
Continuing on through the duty free shops.
No bags with AirAsia as usual, so I headed straight out through customs.
After heading out, I got the lift down to go to the bus stop to head home.
Overall, another excellent flight with Indonesia AirAsia, but a not so excellent trial trip with my GoPro. The quality is just so different to what I’m used to when I have been using my DSLR for about 8 years now. The GoPro works in tight spaces, but I guess not really much for trains. I’ll see what good uses I have for the GoPro from evaluating this trip.