APRIL 10, 2012
So onto the plane, first stop was in Singapore for a few hours then transit to Paris.
We were flying Singapore Airlines in an A380. Absolute beast of a plane. However, not too different once inside compared to a 747 – though noticeably quieter!
Often, there are 3 emotional stages that a traveller must go through when they’re about to embark on their epic journey to another world by plane.
1) Extreme anxiety and excitement for the holiday adventure.
2) Depression when stuck on a plane and transit lounges around the world for hours and sometimes days.
3) Extreme anxiety and excitement for the holiday adventure upon arrival.
This trip was a bit different though, especially travelling with friends, it seemed the depression stage never set in.
Hours of talking about nothing, in flight entertainment screens fully equipped with movies, shows, music and most importantly Battleship and Poker.
We played poker for a good few hours, bankrupting one another, and shouting abuse at each other from opposite sides of the plane. (3 of us sat on each side of the plane with the middle section taken by others). They weren’t very happy about the noise and laughter when they were sleeping…
Arrived at Changi International in the early morning. Got a few eats and waited….Ok so maybe i was getting a tiny bit of stage 2 travel depression but that was only because I hadn’t slept yet (my attempt at timing my sleep so i wouldn’t be jet lagged).
THIS GUY was all happy as usual though.