Monday, September 10, 2012
Long haul flight to Singapore
Every time i fly home, I tell myself, never again.
But of course, year after year I buy myself a ticket, and brace for the worst.
Wanna see the itinerary?
Charlotte --> Houston (2 hr 41 min)
Houston --> Moscow (11hr 30 min)
Moscow --> Singapore (10 hr 25 min)
Total distance: 12,065 miles
Total duration: 24hr 36min (28hr 39min with connections)
Before I can even get over the initial jet lag, my two weeks will be up, and there I go again. Back to Charlotte on that nightmarish flight schedule. Why on earth did I move halfway across the world?!!
One major plus point this time is that I am travelling on Singapore Airlines. I don't know if you've had the opportunity to be on this airline, but I'm proud to say it is one of the best, for the following reasons:
1. The Singlish (Singapore English) spoken by the cabin crew make me immediately feel at home. I converse with equally spirited Singlish.
2. Every time I wake from my sleep, it's meal time! They don't give you a chance to feel hungry.
3. Their ultra long complimentary drinks list, ranging from scotch to riesling to Singapore slings. I don't need no sleeping pills, just bring me 5 Bloody Marys and i'll sleep like a baby, I promise.
4. Awesome inflight entertainment -- I watched 2 movies, 2 documentaries and created my own playlist which included Regina Spektor! Who?
Except that i think I broke my inflight entertainment from pushing the buttons too much. Then I was reduced to reading on my Kindle, and having depleted my battery 10 hours later, I contemplated on demanding an upgrade to business class. But I didn't think they'd buy it, so I weighed my options and settled on subjecting myself to heavy drinking (which I don't mind one bit!) It was La-la-land, pretty much after!
P.S. I'm typing this in the dead of the night, just because jet lag is unforgiving.
Sweet dreams, my friends.