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Doubling Down 5 Continent RTW Marathon (EY/SQ/NH/LH F, LA/RJ/LO/OU/SW/SA J +Others)

Doubling Down 5 Continent RTW Marathon (EY/SQ/NH/LH F, LA/RJ/LO/OU/SW/SA J +Others)

Old Oct 30, 13, 9:44 pm
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Wow - can't wait for more!
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Old Oct 30, 13, 10:38 pm
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Looking forward to this!

Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
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*Special Thanks to SFO777 and jfkeze for Being a Part on this trip and to their many contributions on this Trip Report
Honorary Mention to FlyingNynaeve and mangosteen lady
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Wondering how to get in on your next one!

Originally Posted by Short hair Francis View Post
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And similar to the highlighted report above, I’m finding it very hard to draw a line as to note what to write and what not to write. Because sometime, even though that one section might seem very minuscule, it’s when you add all of the parts up when you really see the giant overall picture.
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I don't think anyone will fault you for too much detail
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Old Oct 31, 13, 2:52 am
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Originally Posted by greg99 View Post
Wow - can't wait for more!
Thanks greg99, hope you will enjoy the rest


Originally Posted by FederalFlyer View Post
Looking forward to this!

Wondering how to get in on your next one!



I don't think anyone will fault you for too much detail
Good Question FederalFlyer and the honest answer is I don't know, sometimes people do luck out travelling on the same day, either via an oops fare or an award inventory control issue like SQ.

It's different for the 3 of us since we've all known each other, and have a similar-enough style to make things work.
The worst thing that can happen to screw travel up is a travel partner you have no connection whatsoever.

Good call on the Too Much Detail lol
Not many 59 parts TR out there normally, like once a year maybe?
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Old Oct 31, 13, 7:12 am
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We want more!

Super tripreport, thanks for the time and effort of making it!
Looking forward to read more
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Old Oct 31, 13, 8:06 am
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Really looking forward to this epic journey (journeys) SHF! Man, I don't know how you throw down all that food in one flight, granted it's 16 hrs...on my last TPAC trip, I could barely eat two meals!
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wow.... that's a lot of segment/trips. Kudos for getting 80% done with your trip report. I have a trip report from 4th July that's SO overdue
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Old Oct 31, 13, 8:44 am
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Can't wait - this is going to be a great TR. ^
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Old Oct 31, 13, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by HadesNL View Post
We want more!

Super tripreport, thanks for the time and effort of making it!
Looking forward to read more
Thanks HadesNL, will do my best.
Should be able to put the next part up within the next 2 - 4 hrs

Originally Posted by SFore View Post
Really looking forward to this epic journey (journeys) SHF! Man, I don't know how you throw down all that food in one flight, granted it's 16 hrs...on my last TPAC trip, I could barely eat two meals!
SFore, epic journeys!!! Good One
I think for this SQ LAX - SIN non-stop, for 16 hours this was kinda a normal day.
And seeing you are SEA based, I hope you are a Seahawks fan as I am, because I haven't gone to "Beast Mode" on that flight, no by a long shot.
I think the most impressive I've ever gone on 2 occasions

1st Example
On a CX F JFK - YVR, 2 yrs ago on my b-day weekend
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-...lane-cx-f.html

BA Pre-Dining at the JFK lounge
Main Meal - Had Nuts, Western Appetizer, Breads, Chinese Appetizer, Main, Dessert, Pralines
Pre-Arrival - Western Appetizer, Soup, Noodles, Fruit Plate

And all of that on a 5 hr flight that left at 10pm, talk about drinking the plane dry, I cleaned out the F catering, I wanted a main for pre-arrival and they were all out.
And I still had 90 minutes of sleep in between ^

And better yet, went on a Japanese all-you-can eat in Vanny 2 nights after the flight as a B-day Dinner and cleaned out 2 Dozen oysters in 15 minutes, I said I got my moneys worth

2nd Example
11 hr flight, pretty sure its on 1 of the later sections of this TR
1st meal (Dinner) - Had Nuts, Soup, Salad, Breads, Appetizer, 2 mains, 2 dessert
Mid-Flight Snack - Salad, Main
2nd meal (Breakfast) - Toast, Yogurt, Eggs Main

Pretty sure the 2nd example the FAs were asking, sir please stop eating
Other Passengers need to eat too

Originally Posted by calvinoeh View Post
wow.... that's a lot of segment/trips. Kudos for getting 80% done with your trip report. I have a trip report from 4th July that's SO overdue
I know, to prep for a huge TR takes alot of time, I still had some stuff last year where I didn't had a chance to write about
Old NH F, LX 333/343 F, and I went to Baku earlier this year

As for this TR, I've been working on this baby for close to 2 months before starting to post it yesterday
Considering I have about 500-1500 words and 20-100 photos per section, it takes a long time to finish a report like this.
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Old Oct 31, 13, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by Madone59 View Post
Can't wait - this is going to be a great TR. ^
Thanks very much Madone59, I can't wait to see the completed version of this TR myself, something to cherish as a lifetime memories for sure
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Old Oct 31, 13, 12:25 pm
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Part 2 – As Empty as a SIN-HKG flight can get, SQ Refurbished Regional J


After coming off the Ultra-Long SQ 37 LAX – SIN, I needed to head over from T1 back to the T2 transfer counter for an onward boarding pass.
However the counters were packed with people so I decided to enter Singapore for 30 minutes and check-in at T3 instead.


Apr 30, 2013 – Tuesday
SQ 890 SIN – HKG 7:35am – 11:20am (772/J)

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3



Singapore Airlines Business Class Check-In

No lines at either entry/exit into Singapore and I shortly went back to T3 Airside

Interesting Recycling Campaign


Singapore Changi Singapore Airlines Terminal 3 Silverkris Lounge






A hot shower is definitely requisite after an 8700 mile flight and with little appetite, talk about rarity
I just went for a drink and caught up on some emails prior to heading off to Gate B6, the boarding gate for SQ 890.

And around 6:45am, I finally left the lounge for the 10 min walk to gate B6


*3rd flight, 12537 Miles flown since Apr 28
Singapore Airlines 890
Singapore Changi to Hong Kong
Scheduled - 7:35am – 11:20am, 3 hr 45 min flight
Actual Departure – 7:25am
Delayed Arrival – 11:24am
Business Class, Seat 14H
Food – Breakfast
Equipment – Boeing 777-200 (38J/228Y Refurbished Regional)





Boarding started like other normal SQ flights at T-30, the boarding area was very empty this Tuesday morning, just around 100 people.

Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 Refurbished Business Class Cabin




Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 Refurbished Business Class Seat







With the very light load, the FAs had an open bar PDB, so another Singapore Sling.


The overall flight map wasn’t working, flight time today was 3 hr 18 minutes back to HKG.
And with an light load of only 6 Business Class pax and 60% load in Economy, door were closed 10 Minutes early at 7:25am, but due to some ATC and runway traffic, 890 wasn’t airborne until 7:58am


Part 2 Continues Below

Last edited by Short hair Francis; May 7, 14 at 9:35 am
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Old Oct 31, 13, 12:26 pm
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Bye Bye Singapore, until next time




SQ 890 Breakfast

Prelude
A Choice of Apple, Tomato or Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

Sliced Fresh Fruit

Starter
Choice of Cereal or Yoghurt
Cornflakes with Milk or Granola with Yoghurt Berry Compote
Plain or Fruit Yoghurt


Main
Singapore Nasi Lemak
Malay Style Coconut Rice with Spicy Prawn, Peanuts, Ikan Bilis, Grilled Fish Cake, omelette and fried chicken
A Local favorite served with Sambai Chili


Pork and Prawn Ball Congee
Rice Porridge with Pork and Prawn Meatball with deep fried Chinese Cruellers

Poached Eggs with Mornay Sauce, Chicken Sausage, Grilled Tomato, sautéed spinach, potatoes

Breads
Assorted Breakfast Rolls
Butter – Fruit Preserves

Beverages
Gourmet Coffees & Selection of Fine Teas

Cruising above the South China Sea



With the very light load in Business Class, the FAs sprung into action very quickly, 10 minutes after take-off
And despite already having a breakfast onboard SQ 37 and very light snacks in the SQ Lounge, I decided to have a light meal for the team.

Iced Coffee to start


Fresh Fruit Plate


Breakfast Breads


Yogurt


Main Course, Pork and Prawn Ball Congee


Another good thing about light loads, no trolley carts in the aisle and the meal service finished in 40 Minutes, nice.

Afterward, I decided to take a walk to the Rear Business Class Cabin, it was completely empty on this flight



2 1/4 Hours left to the flight, decided to have another snooze



And just about 1 hour left, another drink service prior to landing



And at 11am, we started descent into HKG with a view of Shenzhen, landing on Runway 25R



And at 11:25am, I’m finally back into HKG for a couple more weeks, and the best thing about flying a morning SQ flight, we’re parked at Gate 15, the closest gate to HKG immigration.


Next Part
Part 3 – Thai Airways New Regional Business, HKG – BKK – CMB
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Old Oct 31, 13, 3:07 pm
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Great! I am more than happy to subscribe to the epic story ahead....
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Old Oct 31, 13, 3:58 pm
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That refurbished regional 772 looks amazing. Way better than CX's regional J.
Great pics. Any WiFi? As I sit in 5E on my PIT-LAX 738 with WiFi.
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Old Oct 31, 13, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
That refurbished regional 772 looks amazing. Way better than CX's regional J.
Are we talking about CX's old regional J or the newly released regional J?!

And Short Hair Francis, no offence but I assume you've gained a few pounds and your cholesterol levels went up a few notches from all that eating on your long-haul SQ flight!
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Old Oct 31, 13, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO777 View Post
That refurbished regional 772 looks amazing. Way better than CX's regional J.
Great pics. Any WiFi? As I sit in 5E on my PIT-LAX 738 with WiFi.
Way better than the SQ regional J I just took DPS-SIN, it still had a projector on it!

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