Video of Jetstar Flight JQ 007 landing at Singapore's Changi International Airport. Plus a quick review of my first experience flying internationally from Melbourne, on the low-cost airline, Jetstar.
Whenever I travel abroad from Australia, I tend to stick to the main game players in aviation. This trip, I searched low-cost carriers as it was important to remain budget conscious. I couldn't say no once I noticed the low-airfare. This experience would be my first flying internationally from Melbourne on a low-cost airline. Technically a short haul flight; however, still an 8-hour journey - considering Jetstar is a budget airline, and I was on board a Dreamliner-787, I wasn't going to complain.
I did not purchase the onboard entertainment. a) how could I when the I was flying over some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Australia, and b) I have the impressive ability to be able to sleep through roughly 70% of every flight - only waking when I can smell food or sense the drinks cart is nearby. I knew I'd either be eating, looking out the window or sleeping. I did, however, peruse the entertainment options, and although there isn't a huge selection, there is enough to occupy you on an 8-hour flight if you wish to engage.
Approaching Changi International Airport, I was sitting on the opposing side of the plane to have a view of Singapore city. You win some; you lose some. Looking through my window, my scenery on the descent was the coast of Batam, Indonesia and the North Eastern Islands of Singapore.
Once the plane landed, I found navigating Changi International Airport to be very straightforward. Signage is clear and labelled in English. I was able to transfer terminals and find the Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) train station efficiently and without having to ask anyone for directions. Thus, making my arrival and self-transfer to my accommodation in the city (22kms away), the smoothest of any overseas adventure yet.
by Natalie Marie.
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