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Published: June 25th 2012
The flight from Dubai to Singapore was brilliant,only 7 and 1/2 hours but could happily have had more! Literally 80 choices of films, Lauren watched The Vow and This Means War and Ben watched science programmes and Act Of Valour, we really should have slept but the flight was just really good... We really recommend flying with Singapore airways to everyone. Check in was awesome as before and I commented to Ben wouldn't get as good seats as the virgin flight and she upgraded us to the exit seats where only two seats! The other were 3 seats either side and 5 in middle, there was a slight kerfufle as we got on and someone was in them! The flight was transitting from Cairo and some gents thought they'd have them- they hadn't met Lauren who basically said "move!"
The food was great we had chicken rice and vegetables and Lauren got her first Singapore sling! Ben had couple of tigers so we were pretty made up! The flight attendants were great and we really felt we experienced first class service, which got even better at the airport. I mean on the flight you got silk pillows, steaming
hot towels to refresh but in the airport you could have FREE foot massages from the machines you see in most airports, free snoozing lounges, football arena showing the latest euro matches with in chair speakers, and free wifi! We were in our element! We were going to have lunch at hard rock cafenut after huge hot chocolates from Starbucks we were too full! So we sent a couple of emails, checked out the zen gardens that housed beautiful butterflies and watched the fish in the koi carp pools and Ben snoozed watching the previous nights Spain v France match!
We really hoped we would be coming to this airport again and glad to see we were!you could definitely spend the day here, we had 6 hours and didon't do everything you could, from the free theatre showings of latest films, a swimming pool issues for free with pool bar and more gardens plus the world class shopping! There was even for a cost a gym and hair salon! It was incredible, we really thought if we come to this side of world again we will ensure we stopover here preferably for good number of hours!
All we know is if the airport is this good we are in for a treat when we come back in 7 weeks or so!
The next flight was just 2 and half hours to chiang mai northern Thailand wthe the regional carrier of Singapore airways- silk air. Again it was great got some sleep but now we had only clocked up about 3 and we like our 8-9 hours a night and gone through 3 time zones losing 4 hours! Then gaining one back! We had some food so glad we didn't at the airport, and landed down in Thailand at 4.50pm local time, 6 hours ahead of the UK and very excited for the next part and the start of backpacking!
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