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We had booked this flight as part of a two segment itinerary to Hong Kong. Our first flight got us to Singapore, with an overnight there, before our second segment on the A380 to Hong Kong. Boarding the aircraft was fast and efficient. The only hiccup I had was that I forgot how small the overhead bins on the A330 can be. It took me an extra moment to find space for both my wife and my bags.
Before long, Abdul came around with pre-departure beverages. My wife selected the last glass of champagne on his tray, which availed me the opportunity to request a mimosa, rather than mixing one myself. He came a moment later, and it was quite good.
Boarding completed with the business class cabin, at most, half full. That included one infant up front—in fact the crew proactively pulled out a bassinet—and one toddler/walking age who sat behind us. “M” (at least that was how her parents referred to her), got a tour of the cockpit, and seemed to have fun exploring the cabin. Despite two kids, we didn’t hear a whole lot of screaming or crying when the aircraft pressurized.
Once we were in the air, the meal service began. The crew worked relatively quickly, but perhaps not as quickly as I would have expected. I selected the chicken dish, my wife the beef, you can see the photos below:
We thought both were good, but I was rather surprised at the flavorful-ness of the chicken dish. To accompany my lunch, I started with a Silver Kris Sling. It’s good, but I found it to be a bit on the strong side… I know, surprising, right?
If you’re curious of what is in the Silver Kris Sling, vs. the Singapore Sling, you can see the difference here:
I find it interesting that some of my favorite drinks have Angostura bitters, which doesn’t seem terribly common. The other favorite, being the Rum Swizzle of Bermuda.
Despite some light turbulence, the meal service was complete about halfway into the flight. Overall, the flight was enjoyable for a regional sub-3 hour jaunt.