I will be starting off the “ber months” with an adventure as I fly to a new destination in the Southeast. Little did I know that I’m off to an escapade and he without any choice, will join me in this unexpected adventure.
The flights are tight, and I had a hard time booking with consideration to our preference— since we are to layover in Singapore, we might as well have a few drinks, just like the usual, in the city before dozing off to catch the earliest flight to the final destination. This arrangement would require sleeping at a transit hotel inside Changi, something that we have been doing in the past, being practical that is.
Few weeks later, we are still on the waiting list which pushed us to decide to drop the bookings with those big airlines and get a slot via Tiger Airways. The flights are even tighter, and we had no choice. We will disembark Singapore at 0145H giving us only 4 and a half hours window until we check-in for the 2nd leg of the trip. Okay, drop the booze we need to sleep.
We probably got too excited and totally forgot it’s a budget airline. There’s no way we can book at Changi’s transit hotel because the budget airport is a different terminal. We do not know how it looks like. We do not know where to eat there. Budget airline does not offer in-flight snacks, and we will be starving by then.
So, I asked Google. Yes, we can take a shuttle to Terminal 2 (Changi). We can eat there but still we cannot check-in at the transit hotel. Now the challenge is how and where to find the best seat—to sleep on. It might not be a comfy one. We cannot even take a decent shower for crying out loud. Nevertheless, one thing is for sure it’s another adventure we both did not expect would knock our doors.
I have confidence with Singapore. If they have hotel, a movie theater, and a swimming pool in major airports, the budget terminal will surely be better than our NAIA.
There’s always a first time and seriously, this is getting really exciting.?