Friday, 4 September 2015

Singapore

My Chicken noodles was nice.............just got off a flight from hell.......baby next to me screamed solidly for a few hours and I'd just managed to zone out to " A Very Long Engagement" with Audrey Tautou when one of the stewards curled a finger at me and took me to business class for the rest of the flight
I could have kissed him......
Presently in Changi Airport waiting for my flight to Sydney...........
Hey ho

47 comments:

  1. You lucky beast! Business class with huge toilets and people who don't stick their feet on the seat next toy you!

    Enjoy your trip.

    Awaiting your thoughts on the land down under.

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    1. I went to the toilet THREE TIMES and only had a pee once!

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    2. I hope you didn't 'release' your hummus sandwich in there!!!

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  2. Oooh I am so excited for you John, you don't want to get a cheap flight to Auckland whilst you are in OZ do you? You could jump the ditch and come see us... Hope you have a wonderful time xx

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  3. and people wonder why I hate kids...one more leg to go, dear! chris' arms await you!

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  4. Just one of the 'perks'....I guess!!

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  5. when i was a very new parent i flew from singapore to sydney with a baby who had a cold and cried with ear pain the whole way. I was sorry for the other passengers but it sure was no picnic for me.

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    1. To be fair the mother slept most of the trip and left the grandmother to do the work.......

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    2. Not fair on granny :-(

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  6. For long flights business class is the way to go. It makes the rest of the holiday so much better. Glad you got a free upgrade!

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  7. Screaming babies are bad enough on ground-level. I couldn't imagine being trapped next to one in mid-air.

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  8. Sometime kindness comes at just the right time. I assume you are in Oz now and the party is about to begin.

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    1. No still in singapore x

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  9. Sorry for the mum with the crying baby. Perhaps because you didn't complain to the steward you were rewarded with the upgrade. I wish you a safe and comfortable flight from Singapore.

    As a new follower I have worked my way thru 2006 and am now reading 2007. Some of your earlier columns with few comments by readers are very interesting. I am curious as to when the large following of your blog began.

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    1. I have always enjoyed writing the blog as you can see i wrote it daily for years before being followed

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  10. It's a hella long flight, no doubt about it, even sans screaming babies. Bet a taste of business class helped!

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  11. It is NOT the children, it is the parents who should be shot!!! Yes, their ears will hurt, yes, they will be bored, yes they will be hungry and thirsty, come, on, parents.......prepare for it!!! And deal with it!!!

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    1. Easy don't take kids on flights until they are adults.....

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  12. Not on topic AT ALL - but John, you must take a look at this blog that my niece just brought to my attention: http://cakewrecks.squarespace.com/home/2015/5/12/8-disgusting-medical-cakes-only-a-nurse-could-love.html
    I think you will love this particular posting. I will resist the urge to say it is right up your alley. Cheers.

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  13. I nursed my babies on flights and never had a screaming episode, maybe luck, maybe having very attached babies was the right choice...

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  14. Thank goodness you were moved - hope you also got a lie flat bed and better food! I've flown first and business on long trips and the difference is amazing compared to the cattle car! Best airlines for me are always Asian - especially Asiana (Korean) which was fabulous in every way.

    Have a wonderful time in "the lucky country' dear John.

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  15. Have a fantastic time!

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  16. Not happy to hear about screaming babies when we are just about to do a 24 hour flight to France. I usually feel for the parents if they are doing their best but have seen many cope really well when they are well prepared and everyone around them is very grateful.

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  17. Glad to hear that steward moved you to business class!

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  18. John, John. John,
    We've finally worked out how to leave comments. Oh happy Day!
    Dolly and I(Margaret) Have been enjoying your blog for awhile now. So glad you're coming to Oz (maybe you've arrived already).
    Dolly, with husband Kenny, lives on the mid north coast of NSW and if you and the Prof are travelling up this way they would very much enjoy having you visit, seriously. Tarred road all the way approx 15 kms west of Kempsey. I should add that it's friend Margaret typing this (I live a few kms away along a dirt road!).
    Whatever happens John we all hope you and the Prof have a wonderful holiday in this lovely country of ours.
    Cheers
    Margaret, Dolly and Kenny

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  19. Oh John, I am so happy the steward moved you.
    I just don't understand screaming babies.
    All of my babies/children have been on long flights and never cried or screamed for hours. There are things you can do to help your baby.
    I just do not understand what parents are thinking.
    Hope you are now in Oz and the flight is just a bad memory to be forgotten soon.

    cheers, parsnip

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  20. I was a bit worried about the curled finger, but it all turned out for the best!
    Enjoy the rest of your journey! It is interesting reading.

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  21. So happy you were upgraded .

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  22. As you are in Singapore, have a look at this blog, written by a gay activist Alex Au:

    https://yawningbread.wordpress.com

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  23. How lovely that you were upgraded. I hope you revelled in the luxury.

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  24. What a nice steward! Are you there yet?

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  25. Trapped in a confined space with a screaming baby? Welcome to hell.

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  26. Nearly there! How exciting, hope you and Chris have a fantastic holiday. The steward is probably a reader of you blog :)

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  27. Only another nine hours to go John. I now have a shorter holiday and fly business class so that when I arrive I feel human. Next time maybe.

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  28. I don't know - you have that certain charm even on the other side of the world!

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  29. We're all hoping you have a suitably wonderful reunion with Herr Professor, but (a la Bertl) think you should draw a veil over the details! But have a lovely time Downunder. Hope you can understand the 'Strine, it can be quite a strong accent!!

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  30. Sorry, haven't been in touch for a while. Have a wonderful holiday xxx

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  31. It takes a long time to get here John but hopefully the long flight will be forgotten once you step on Aussie soil....have a great time.

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  32. And as you are on your way to your holiday, Mitchell is (finally) flying home - may you both be happy, wherever you are!

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  33. Have a wonderful time with your Prof.

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  34. Lucky move, relax and enjoy.

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  35. ENJOY YOUR HOLDAY! Take plenty of pictures for us poor sods who are left to carry on with our home duties and jobs. Are you feeling sorry for me yet??

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  36. This is why I will never travel farther away than Mexico.

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  37. Wow! Now THAT is service.

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  38. Business class? What business is that then? Scotch Egg Tasting Ltd?

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