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Singapore Trip: Day 1(17/8/09): Part 1: The Flight

August 23rd, 2009 · 8 Surrendered

Off to the airport at 3pm+, it was raining.

Checked in our luggage and waited at the departure hall. The flight wasn’t very packed but there were some passengers that were really pain in the ass. Tiger Airways is indeed very budget, so budget that some very “civilized” people can afford to fly. However most of the time, it’s still more expensive than Air Asia. These people should be banned from any flight, they were really pain in the ass and jeopardized others’ safety.

Although I do not fly a lot, from my experiences with MAS and Air Asia, both passengers were quite civilized but this is my first time encounter so many “civilized” people in a flight. I really pitied the flight crews. People used to say that, Air Asia can offer very cheap flight, it means anybody can fly so there will surely be many no or low class passengers, if you know what I mean.

However, Tiger really proves this point to me. From the start of the flight to the end of the flight, there’re so many problematic and kay kiang passengers.

1. Before taking off, so many of them didn’t bother to switch of the phones and the flight crews had to watch them closely to make sure they switch off their phones, one by one!

2. Seat belt sign was on, the plane was still climbing, there were so many clicks heard, those stupid people unbuckled their seat belts! Some even closed the window shades. You shouldn’t do that! It should be remained open in case there’s emergency so that flight crews or other passengers will know and act accordingly. Read this…

3. Plane still climbing, some people wanted to rush to the toilet. What the?!?! The flight crew had to tell them to sit down until the seat belt sign was off to use the toilet. You will hurt yourself during this time if you walk around or get yourself hurt in the toilet! Common sense ok?!?

4. Once the seat belt sign was off, those people rushed to the toilet and at the same time, some phones started to ring! GAH! STUPID! You want to kill everyone on the plane is it? You don’t want to live, others still want to live. Blardy hell! Flight crew had to make announcement to remind them to switch off their phone.

5. When reached Singapore, the plane had just touched down and immediately we heard seat belts unbuckled again! Next, some more wanted to rush to the toilet and the flight crew had to instruct them to sit down until the plane came to a stop. *shake head* Then the flight crew had to make announcement again. Not only that, phones started to ring again! AIYOOO!

These things really get on my nerves. These people are really selfish, they do not allow to be on board. Just because of the minority, it will cause serious problem to the majority. Putting others’ lives at risk. I know there are always very “civilized” passenger in every flight and I’m sure it’s something common that the flight crews have to handle but this was the worst I’ve seen.

On the day we came back, same thing happened and it’s even more chaotic and I could sense the flight crews were almost going to blow their cool. Pitied them. This will be story for other time.

Anyway, the flight took 1 hour and 5 minutes to reach Singapore, we arrived 10 minutes early. The flight was noisy, never been on such noisy flight, as if the noise insulation wasn’t enough. Hmm…

Tiger Airways lands at the budget terminal and the terminal was indeed budget hahaha… No escalator, it’s all walk, walk, walk, and walk… Long way to walk. Need to take the free shuttle to Terminal 2 to take the MRT. We took MRT from Changi to Sembawang(SGD3/person, SGD1 will be refunded to you once you return the card to the machine) which took us about 1 hour+. It was late, so after we had dinner, off we went to sleep. By the way, was staying with my aunt so didn’t spend much money.

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  • 1 Ung Ing // Aug 24, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Documentary film revealed that handphone signal will not affect aviation control or comm system. It may be just for the sake of precaution only. But for the seat belt bad habit, yea … very annoyed lor … even sometime when plane still taxi, some ppl already stand up to take luggage frm overhead compartment … ~ weleu.

  • 2 sweet surrender // Aug 24, 2009 at 11:40 am

    UngIng, it’s just documentary, it’s still not 100% safe, every plane might react to it differently and since the airline insists to have the phones switch off means it’s for everyone safety and should follow.

    Like you said, it’s for precaution means it’s not proven 100% safe so there is no excuse of having the phone switch on when on flight. 1 phone might have no problem, if every single person in the plane has their phones on, it might be a major problem, it’s also not about the affecting the signal but the also might give out interferences to other compartments/systems.

    Just ask anyone working in the plane, they are very particular on safety issue, they are not going to take any chance for jeopardizing their own lives because they also want to get home safely to their family just as any passenger on the plane. However, sadly when it comes to emergency, they are always the last one to go or sacrifice.

    New planes might be able to handle it as in the future this might be possible but bear in mind that, most planes we are using are more than a decade old, the technology isn’t there yet.

    Whatever it is, rules are rules and it should be followed.

    Those people that thought they are the king in the plane and do whatever they want coz they pay for it really cannot be allowed on board. Making others’ life difficult only.

    Oh! Hehehe… Welcome 😉

  • 3 ahlost // Aug 24, 2009 at 11:53 am

    sometimes i just don’t understand why those ppl are so rush in getting their luggage at the overhead compartments. not like the plane will fly away in few mins time *hmph*

  • 4 sweet surrender // Aug 24, 2009 at 11:55 am

    ahlost, yealo… imagine if sudden break during that time, wah… nice show to see *LOL* At the same time the luggage might fall and hurt other passengers. Then later they will blame the airline for applying sudden break yet they are the wrong party. Really don’t understand those people.

  • 5 Patrick Ho // Aug 24, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Being a frequent flier myself on domestic and international flights, everywhere is the same. People just couldn’t be bothered about the seat belt and also the mobile phone policy. From my observation, in Europe, in America, in Australia and in Asia are all the same. People scramble to get in the plane as if they can fly out first, then they scramble again to get out of the plane first as if the plane is going off if they don’t leave.. and of course, phones kept ringing.

    Mobile phone usage is ok when it’s taxied but then as it’s taking off or in flight, it shouldn’t be switched on. Some airlines has started introducing usage of mobile phones in plane but most airlines don’t do that just yet.

    Never could I understand why when seats is assigned, do they need to scramble to be the first to board the plane? And if it’s in that much of a hurry, why not fly business class when you get to disembark first?

  • 6 sweet surrender // Aug 24, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Patrick, yea… If they so want to be in a hurry or want to act like a king, then don’t fly budget. These people really… Don’t know how to say them. At least from previous flights I had, there were not much such cases unlike the one I had encountered this time *LOL*

  • 7 jam // Aug 25, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I think that’s not the problem of whether you are taking low cost flight. It is in fact the bad attitude of us being Malaysians.

  • 8 sweet surrender // Aug 25, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    jam, lol… sorry to disappoint you but those are not m’sian wakaka…

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