Jan/Feb 2011 Intra Asia on SQ/JL/TG KIX-SIN-BKK-UTH-BKK-HND-OKA-ITM (pics galore)

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    Let me start off with excuse my bad grammer (i'm too lazy to fix or edit anything).

    This trip came out of nowhere. On Jan 28th Friday morning I called SQ to change my return portion of my ticket to BKK. Then right after that I called UA to use my almost expiring miles to upgrade. I got rejected (there were seats, but can't do within 24hours). I booked for the night departure from KIX that night. It was 10:30am...I had less than 30 minutes to sort this out before Saturdays departure. So I called SQ again and then UA. Upgrade worked out. I go to work that day come home and do lots of last minute shopping.

    My trip was going to be KIX-SIN-BKK and after that I was planning a run to LAX, but things kept changing so. If you read until the end you'll get the whole routing. :smile:

    So Jan 29th morning came up. I woke up at 8am did last minute preperations and then left at 8:40am. There was light traffic today so I got to the airport by 9:25am. First of all you go through the entrance.

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    Need to find the checkin counters for SQ Aisle H

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    Here is the counter for SQ checkin.

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    I had 52kg worth of bags, but SQ let me go with the extra 2kg. C passenger + 20kg *G! I carefully weighed my bags, but how did I end up with being 2 kg over? I dunno

    Anyways after checkin my bags, which took no more than 1 minute, I head downstairs to get breakfast.

    I had takoyaki

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    I walked around and decided if I should get some Tonkatsu, but I knew SQ was going to feed me enough so I didn't need to over stuff myself.

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    Bought some Omiyage (souviners) and then off to security!

    Must look at the flight information first.
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    Greeted with LONG lines for security which only takes 5 minutes

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    While I was waiting for security. Just snapped a photo of my boarding pass
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    Immigration and Security took all of 7 minutes.

    Post immigration
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    If you need to shower
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    Shuttle Train to the gates
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    SQ Invited me to use the Sakura Lounge (I knew the lounge is terrible from flying JL).

    Signs
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    Airlines which use this lounge.
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    Entrance

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    I find it rude to take photo's of the reception lady and the reception area so I never take photo's of that area.

    After the reception turn left

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    Seating area
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    Food section
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    Famous Beer Machines?
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    Sake!
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    I was at the lounge for about 3 minutes taking photo's of the lounge when they announced boarding. I drank a cup of water and left.

    Long walk to gate 41
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    Gate 41 is still straight ahead.
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    Boarding already started for *G and C
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    I love turning left ! There were two people walking next to me saying they wish they could turn left like me

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    My plane today was 9V-STG (If I remember correctly) I took this photo before boarding.

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    My seat for today!
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    Close up

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    Some pictures of the seats
    The seat condition was pretty bad.

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    All pairs of seats had 1 person each so load in Business Class was 15/30.

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    Welcome Onboard drink. Drank half before I photoed oops.
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    Distributed Menu's.
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    Captain came on and told us we were going to have a 40 min delay due to Air Traffic. I guess this had to do with Miyazaki's Eruppting. Flight time to Singapore was expected to be 7 hours and 20 minutes.

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    Once we took off. Headseats were distributed along with Slippers and eyeshades.
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    First round of drinks.
    Apple Juice and Water (I don't drink)
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    Lunch service took forever to start. It didn't start until 1.5 hours post takeoff

    Satay Lamb and Chicken
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    Warm Nuts
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    After this was another 30 minute wait.
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    Inbetween I went to the bathroom.
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    Came back to my seat and still waited. and finally the salad came.
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    Garlic Bread
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    Over cooked Beef which tasted like rubber.
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    Sesame Pudding
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    Finally Fruits and Cheese
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    This is when we finished lunch service!
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    After the meal I watched Red and Unstoppable.

    Before arriving into Singapore this came up
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    Then before arrival the captain came on and announced thanks for flying SQ (the usual) and then gave us that we were in a holding pattern because of storm and low visibility in SIN. We ended up arriving at 5:55pm. My 1hour and 40 minute layover became a 40 minute layover.

    post landing

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    I went to immigration (my usual stamp run), but they rejected me this time saying time was too short. I had less than 30 minutes left before take off :( oh well.

    SkyTrain to T2
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    Made it to the gate with still 15 minutes to spare before boarding!
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    I made the mistake of going in instead of going to the lounge. I was thirsy, but oh well lazy to go out.

    Today's aircraft is 9V-SRF (yay no AVOD) I wanted to play supermario
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    Gate Hold Area
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    I was the first one to board, but people were quick to board so I couldn't get clean shots of this time. I slummed it in Y this time (didn't want to waste miles upgrading SIN-BKK)
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    Yay for Non AVOD (but All games were out of service :( )
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    After seated in 35G
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    Pork or Chicken? Pork...
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    Ice-cream which I didn't eat.
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    Flight time was 2 hours...Nothing special.
    Arrival was 10 minutes before schedule, but bags took 25 minutes to come out :mad:
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    After a week in BKK with CNY celebrations etc... it was time to travel again. This time to Northern Thailand for a day trip to pay respect to the most respected monk which passed away the night I arrived in Bangkok.

    If anyone knows Luang Ta

    I woke up at 7:30am and we were going to catch the 10am flight to UTH, but we couldn't get tickets organized in time so we ended up taking the 1:55pm flight.

    We arrived at the airport at 12:10pm and parked the car at the airport as it was a 10 hour day trip. Taxi or parking there would have cost the same so driving there wins.

    After entering the car park and going down to level 3. A view of the terminal before going up the elevator.

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    Walking to the terminal.
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    Go up one floor and we checkin at the domestic C counter.
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    After we checkin I go to the international departures and check how bad immigration is as people have been reporting. Here is a photo of it at Feb 5th 12:15pm. Pretty ugly if you ask me.
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    After security we take the escalator down.
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    Walking towards the lounge
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    anybody needs some medicine?
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    Where is the lounge?!
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    There it is. I finally found the TG Domestic BKK Lounge
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    Entrance area to the lounge
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    Lounge and food area
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    After 1 hour in the lounge I leave and head to the gate. It was a short 1 minute walk as the gate was just opposite the lounge.
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    First must take a picture of the aircraft today. I didn't jot down the registration, but we have a 737-400 aircraft today
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    boarding area
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    I was the first one to board again.
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    down the jet way!
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    empty cabin...
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    waiting for people to board.
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    While I am board I took a SQFG TM Legshot
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    Flight took off on time and expected flight time was 55 minutes.
    After 10 minutes of take off we are served
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    contents of the inside.
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    Nothing special about the rest of the flight.
    Arrival and baggage claim area. I had no checkin luggage so I went straight out.
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    After a short trip visit to the temple (3 hours) I arrive back at the airport at 7.05pm just one hour before my flight. When I entered the terminal it looked like this.

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    Check-in desks, but I already had my return boarding pass from BKK so I got to skip it.
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    Up to departures level
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    Security Check
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    Picture of the security after
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    Waiting hall.
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    No lounge at this airport only a two shops and chairs and TV.

    Airplane from the terminal. A300-600!
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    Only one contact bridge/gate at this airport
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    Business Class cabin. I was the first to board again :D
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    Economy
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    SQFG TM leg shot
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    After push back. Flight was 100% full in Y business ?
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    Flight time expected at 45 minutes. What we get served 5 mintues after take off.
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    Arrivals was 10 minutes early, but we had to ride a bus :rolleyes:
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    My goal for 2011 is to make JAL Sapphire Status, so what do I do?! MR!!!

    For those who visit Japan you inbetween your ticket xxx-Japan-xxx you can buy a fare Yokoso Japan or Visit Japan Pass from JAL. These allow you to fly any domestic sectors in Japan for 10000yen plus tax.

    So on Friday right after finishing business I come home and plan out my exact routing how I was going to fly. I was leaving on Sunday night so that was check. Now I had to see how to fit the MR.
    I bought a BKK-HND-OKA open jaw KIX-BKK ticket. I had to rush to the JAL office to issue the Yokoso fare. When I got there the lady wanted to see my ticket. I gave her my mileage card everything was okay. Now ticketing the Yokoso was no problem. OKA-HND-OKA-HND-OKA-ITM (she asked why are you flying such routing all in 2 days) I told her for mileage. She said other people do the same also. I guess i'm not the only one who thinks like this. OKA-HND is (not the longest) but the only route you can do 2 roundtrips in one day with the most FOP (fly on points) or EQM (for UA people)...

    After my short UTH trip the night before and doing some last minute business I come home pack/shower and head to the airport. I leave at 8.40pm it took me a while to catch a taxi as most of the taxi's were rotating their shifts.

    Once you reach BKK airport. I forgot where JAL's checkin was and got dropped off at door 4 which leads to aisle D!!! I had a long way to walk towards checkin, but it didn't matter. I was there 2 hours early!
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    Now to checkin. Everything check check. I made sure I got the requested seats and priority tags on. 41kg bags, but they let me go with 1kg whew..
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    Check flight information
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    I went to both immigration counters to see how bad immigration was, but only 7 people deep for foriegn people and empty for Thai citizen (yay)!! no wait for me then :D
     
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