Tuesday, 30 October, 2018 – We are inside the airports but go through severe wind and rain squalls before we land in Singapore.
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The meal service begins after midnight, hence the allocation of this part of the journey until the 30th. We are flying in a crappy old A003 or something like that with one advantage of a little more storage space but other than that not a nice plane.
The food service begins with a chicken Ballantine which I definitely did not need. There was a decent Western Australian Shiraz from Xanadu which was OK.
As we come near Singapore, we are flying around and around in circles. This is due to severe storms and thunderheads. The plane gets one severe thumping.
Once we are inside the terminal, and there was some was some wait for a gate, we bypass the wheelchairs that have been sent to Julie and I and go directly to the lounge we are flying out from the same terminal at which we landed. The kids get off not long after us due to the efforts of the server in London.
Julie manages to convince the people at the lounge with her Doctors letters that Ryan and Tania were our official carers and after some hassles they are eventually allowed into the lounge with us.
I make myself a couple of Bloody Marys and then find some Australian Shiraz. I check out the food which was again quite ordinary. I had a bit of wonton noodle soup which was quite good but nothing else appealed.
We go off to the plane again board near 10:00, it is the famous SQ227 that I had flown so many times over the years. There is a decent wait until takeoff with all the other planes leaving at the same time but the bad weather has passed and the eventual takeoff was smooth.