Started the trip today.
First leg of the journey Auckland - Brisbane.
At the airport the check in lady said she would put in a request for an upgrade for us. When we turned up at the boarding she was at the counter so naturally I thought wicked. But oh no. We got stiffed and some dude with a bad haircut got upgraded to business instead. Nevertheless our seats in economy were awesome 46j and k plenty of leg room and only two seats to a row so no drama when you need to go to the bathroom.
Tried out a new in flight drink called 1 above. Might I add it was awesome, we arrived in brisbane rather refreshed. I ordered a low fat meal. Big mistake as Bex got sticky date pudding and a way better meal. She shared the pudding though so not all lost. Have to cancel the special meal request for Brisbane - Singapore leg.
On arrival Bex decided she needed to taste the new baileys hazelnut.
Cancelled the special meal but was told that I may need to talk to the hostess on board also. What a dumb idea the special meal was.
7 hours in the airport. This is going to be tough.
Went through customs as we thought we may leave the airport but it being Good Friday the chance of getting a restaurant dinner was pretty slim so after a good chat with a couple of police officers decided not to leave after all. Went outside and commented to Bex that it felt and smelt like the tropics. She said yeah what did you expect Brisbane is in tropical Queensland. I guess it is isn't it.
Back inside we went to a bookshop where I started to read a few cycling magazines. We both had bags and I think the lady at the counter thought we were going to steal stuff because she just started hovering around. Bex said w*** this and went to sit at the coffee club. I gave here my bag so that the lady could get on with her work rather than be store security. Found some cool stuff in the mountain bike mag. A single ring chain guide. Must email to mat stewart maybe we can copy it.
Started to get tired and Bex decided she wanted to rest. Found a couple of couches. Not the most comfortable but they would have to do. Started thinking the amazing race could be quite tough. Couldn't find any free wifi.
Had a crap meal at the red rooster for dinner.
Went through customs and was selected for a random pat down. Bex bag was selected for a random swab.
Had a broken sleep. Bex having a good doze went and got a couple of hot chocolates. Bex slept some more and I went in search of free wifi. Finally found it, killed some time surfing the net then it was time to board.
Finally out of Brisbane.
Brisbane - Singapore
What can I say other than this was the s***tist flight I have ever had. The seats were crap, we had a dude you wrapped a blanket around his head and slept for the whole time. He got quite s***ty when I woke him up to let me go to the toilet.
The damn special meal wouldn't go away but luckily they agreed to give me a standard meal.
The longest flight ever my backside was numb by the time we landed.