Friday, May 16, 2008

Flying with Air Asia X

This is my first ever experience flying with Air Asia... En Arip's too... So, we had no idea how the ambiance at the LCCT would be like... We had taken an airport limo to the terminal, four hours ahead of the 8.40 take-off time. And just before leaving the house, I had joked with En Arip, how would it be like if we had reached the airport only to realize that we had left our cameras at home?

And u know what? It actually happened!! Haiyo!!! Luckily, only five minutes in the limo, I had noticed that I had left my DSLR on the TV rack! But En Arip, always double-checking his belongings, had not forgotten his video cam and compact... Haiyoo! We made a quick trip back to get the DSLR camera... Thank God we had not gone too far away!

On reaching the LCCT, wow! It was really busy! We went on to wait for the flight at the Coffee Bean outlet, although we both dislike their drinks... It was made worse, as they had been a scrooge with the air-cond! Of course, they wouldn't want you occupying the seats too long. If the place was cool and comfy, people would take their nap there, right? Hehehe...


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Sweating from the heat...




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We had to kill time by playing with our cameras... And the following pics are the outcome of our boredom...




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We waited there for an hour, and when the heat really got onto us, we left and took a stroll around the LCCT. And suddenly, we saw the following banner which startled us!


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If we had known that the LCCT has this lounge, we would've headed straight to it...




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This is the dining lounge, with their free buffet spread. The variety offered was not too bad! Quite nice actually, with chicken porridge!~ But most importantly, the air-cond was a blast!



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That was really worth it, heheheh... We had enough time to go online, read some magazines, eat, drink, relax... It was so relaxing that we stayed in this lounge till boarding time. The luggage in the top right pic wasn't mine, ok! ;)



And so, our journey begins... Air Asia X took off right on time, and I must say that all their cabin crew were very nice and cheerful. What is there to do, except sleeping! The seat was quite comfortable... I thought it would be really narrow and hard, but it was far from that! After about six hours into the flight, we woke up to En Arip's alarm... And just after our subuh prayers, I just had to snap a few pics of the glorious sun rise!!! The view was breathtaking... so picture-perfect, like a real painting!



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I went on a photo spree of the sun rise, till we touched down at the Coolangatta Airport... I spent time chatting with En Arip, mostly on what we were going to do after checking in at the hotel... The following are the pics taken in flight:



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The beginning of the sunrise...




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The sun revealing itself...




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Oh, I just luv the ray!




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And the clouds, too...




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First glimpse of Gold Coast!




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Look at the beach!




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A few minutes before touch down...





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We have arrived!




So far, I give Air Asia 4 stars out of 5. Everything went smoothly and on schedule. And their exotic-looking stewardesses were so nice! My presumption was really wayyyy off!

U guys can view my Air Asia X wing series by simply visiting my Flickr Album here

22 Comments:

At 8:26 AM, Blogger Jue Hairul said...

cantik dan kemas je tulisan wahdi :p
huhuhu~ tu la memain lagi kata tertinggal kamera..nasib la cepat sedar..kalu tak mau la meroyan sbb en. arip je leh snappy² ^_^

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger Malim said...

nasib baik lah u double check.. kalau tak jadilah macam I masa pi Melbpourne Aquarium.. DSLR bawak, battery ada kat umah tengah charge. The Lounge tu mmg my fav spot sbb i ada IATA card. so actually I can go to any lounge... your photos look stunning...i hope more beautiful photos uploaded in you flickr account.. so I can exchange comment with you

 
At 11:58 AM, Blogger artisticklytouch said...

my worse experience, salah tgk flight time so i end up an hour late from my flight departure...flight dah landing kat destination katanya ha ha

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger KaSiH said...

klu x sempat amik balik DSLR u tu nanges x farhad...x merasa la org tu amik gamba smpi 4 ribu kali snap kan..

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger Chen said...

well, glad u liked AirAsia's service!

 
At 10:09 AM, Blogger :: nuur-iskandar :: said...

masya allah, cantiknya gambar u snap.. serious nampak macam lukisan. upload la byk2 lagi pics kat flickr..

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Lily.Lulu. said...

sempat lagi tuh balik amik kamera .. sib baik banyak lagi masa yer ..

:)

nice shot wahdi !! love it

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Jue! Cantik dan kemas? wah suka dgr hahaha tu lah pasal kalau tak ada yg sanggup beli DSLR baru kat sana hehehe

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi malim, Thnx! nanti i upload kat flickr ikut batch, btw tak sempat reply ur comments kat flickr lagi..haha tu le kalau tertingal mau i beli DSLR satu lagi kat sana hehehe

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Ad! hahaha that was so funny! nasib salah naik tak terus dibawa ke destinasi LOL

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Kasih, kalau tertingal sambar yg baru ler kat sana! :P

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Chen! yeah, luv the thier service so far!

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Put!, thnx, nanti i share lagi banyak2 yer!

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Lily tu ler, kalau takda masa ada yg beli baru kat sana hehe
thnx! i love it too hahaha

 
At 8:40 PM, Blogger Bernard said...

Wahdi, u ordered ke SUNRISE & CINAMMON kt COFFEE BEAN? Those two are one of the few drinks one should NEVER EVER order kt Coffee Bean. I would prefer caramel/mocha/vanila.

But starbux punya caramel lg sedap, hehe...

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi benard, yeah, i ordered Sunrise tu, but En. Arip luv it sooo much!

Agreed! Sbux punya caramel lagi kaw! hehe

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Shah said...

That shot of the wing with the sun's rays shining through the clouds is first class.

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Shah! Thnx! that's my fav pic! ;)

 
At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice pics :) Just wondering solat dlm flight AirAsiaX camana erk? Ada ruang solat ke (macam MAS) or solat duduk kat seat masing2? Sila beri tunjuk ajar :)

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi there, thnx, solat duduk kat seat memasing jer ;)

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi there, thnx, solat duduk kat seat memasing jer ;)

 
At 11:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great review and some fantastic photos! Well done.
airasiareviews.blogspot.com

 

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