MNL-ICN-KIX on OZ

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  1. KIXman
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    After 2 weeks in MNL it was time to go home. I had been hotel hopping between the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn, so by this time I had renewed my Priority Club Plat. status.

    Anyway. When going home from MNL I've usually taken a flight that left at past 14:00 so out of habit I took it easy at the hotel until around 10:30. It was then that I took a look at my ticket and saw that it was leaving at 13:10!

    Dashed off in a car and fortunately there was no traffic so I managed to arrive at the airport at 11:30. There were only a few people flying that day so no issues checking in and got through immigration and security in about 15 minutes. No touch my junk today :)

    Had about half an hour to spare before boarding so I went to check out the lounge again and take some pictures.

    Entrance to the lounge and corridor
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    First thing you see when you enter is the bathroom and computer corner.
    The bathroom has a shower area! Never knew that MNL airport had one.
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    Computer corner. There were 3 machines available
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    Going further on leads to the food area :)
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    Mushroom soup and chicken congee
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    Sandwiches and fruit
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    Noodles and chicken & rice
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    Soft drinks
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    Liquor
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    After the food area is the seating area. It's pretty large and bright.
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    There is wireless internet access here, but you need to request for a password.

    Newspapers & magazines
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    View from the lounge. My plane is the one at the right (OZ702)
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    After a while it was time to board so I headed to the gate area. Normally the gate would be right beside the lounge, but for some reason the SQ flight parks there now. (even though the SQ lounge is on the other wing of the terminal building)
    The OZ flight now boards from the main gate area; I had gate 10.
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    Gate area - boarding pass & carry on luggage check (last of them security checks!)
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    Gangway
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    Entrance to plane
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    Inside the plane, seemed to be 70% full
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    My seat in Y. Nobody beside me today :)
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    IFE system. Only about 6 channels, from which I watched Narnia 3 to pass the time.
    It was boring, not as good as the first one.
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    Lunch time was some beef stew and ham/macaroni salad with chocolate cake for dessert.
    I had to mix some gojuchang in it to make it palatable
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    Upon arriving at ICN I had 30 minutes before the next flight boarded. So I went out to grab a burger at the shop I saw on my way to MNL
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    Garlic burger. Mmmmm, not bad but I was expecting it to be a bit more garlicky.
    Still this was the best part of the return trip :p
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    Sunset @ ICN
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    Departure gate was #36.
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    Not so many people going to Japan - because of the earthquake?
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    Walking down the gangway to the plane
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    My plane back home (OZ120)
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    Inside the plane was a little more crowded than I thought it would be
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    My Y seat - no AVOD for this short flight
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    Dinner time. I barely touched this
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    So of course before arrival was still a bit hungry so had some snack mix and a coke
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    By this time we were starting the approach so I finished the snack quickly.
    Arrived at around 9PM, hopped on the 9:30 bus to Nishinomiya and got home at 10.

    It was 2 weeks since I saw my bed so it really felt good that night
    The end :p
     
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    So you got A330 and A321?
     
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    yep
     
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    Excellent trip report....the best kind (great pics with only a little reading required). thumbsup.gif
     
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    I've never had chocolate cake with Gochujang, is it good? =P
     
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    well they say a pic is worth a thousand words so I figure there must be a whole novel in there somewhere :p
     
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    Sweet and spicy ! :D
     
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    I particularly like the characterization of San Mig as "soft drinks."
     
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    Not enough Hott FAs though eh Red?
    Seriously though,nice TR KIX. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for this TR !
    This lounge seems to be much better than the SQ's lounge
     

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