July 06, 2011. It was the day we journeyed to London for the Harry Potter Red Carpet World Premiere! Tata Enerio (Philippines' winner) and I met at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. It was my first time to use the NAIA Terminal 1. The first thing I noticed was the stark difference between the terminals we have. Terminal 3 would be best for international flights, in my opinion.
We took the Singapore Airlines flight, which required us to transfer in Singapore, to London. I think I was more excited than her, because it was my first time to go to London, on the other hand, she has been there several times already. One advice, you can already check-in your flight online, so that you won't queue up that long upon arrival at NAIA T1.
Singapore Airlines is one of the best airlines in the world as it is well known for its quality service and, of course, its in-flight amenities and food. Our flight from Manila to Singapore was quite full, but luckily, we were able to get good seats for our 3 hour trip.
Our breakfast was good (Spinach Omelette with Bacon, Tomato Coulis with Potatoes). After I saw our breakfast, I got excited for lunch, dinner, and oh, meriyenda or snacks. I was sure it would be as good or better than breakfast! ;) Upon arrival at Changi International Airport, we took the SkyTrain from Terminal 2 to get to our Singapore - London flight at Terminal 3.
We met with the other Windows Live and Hotmail bloggers and their winners from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, and the Windows and MSN representatives who went with us on the trip. We were all actually hyped-up because we are taking the A380 from Singapore to London (Heathrow). It's the largest airbus in the world to date, which has 2 floors of seats; and SQ has a few of them servicing different routes.
After we boarded the A380 from Singapore to London, it was more than 13 hours of watching several movies from the screen, eating, drinking, going around the plane, going to the toilet, trying to sleep, and talking to the others.
The next post will be our first day in London! ;)