Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Off to Europe for a Birthday

We left Adelaide about 14:00 and got to Melbourne about 90 minutes later, where we waited for our flight out. There was an old couple and their son returning to Malta who we shared the wait with. They were going to Malta, Cyprus and Greece. The parents were in their 80s and were quite surprised when we said Christine was almost 100. Melbourne push back at 18:05 (777-300. A6-ECN. Seats 44 A, B and C).

Taxiing out, the night was dark already with the normal busyness of an airport. The airport buildings illuminated by the lights on the apron. We were expecting the trip to Singapore to be 7 hours and 13 minutes. Waiting for clearance took a long time before entering the runway at 18:23. Touchdown in Singapore was 01:36 Melbourne time (11:40 Singapore time).

After leaving Singapore I slept for about 3 hours then watched “Tower Heist” followed by a number of “Horrible History” episodes. About 100 miles out from Dubai I changed to local time from Singapore time (08:09 Singapore to 04:09 Dubai).

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