My favorite carrier is Singapore Airlines.
When I was still a useful and earning citizen, I used to travel every month for work. I gave a very literal meaning to the phrase "living out of my suitcase."
I flew so often that I actually thought my ex and I were okay. In hindsight,we were okay because we only saw each other for a few weeks each month.
Anyway, I digress!!!
Before the 2008 recession, my colleagues and I flew business class for all flights that took 4 hrs and above. And for someone like me, who came from a small town, flying business onboard the Airbus A380 made me feel I have made it in life! For real! Yeah! I also felt the same way about Starbucks then. Hahaha! Ang babao pero totoo!
(Note: I will copy my entry in Livejournal about my SQ Airbus A-380 Business Class Experience and post it here. Gone are those days...)
Flying economy isn't so bad either. Actually, I flew economy most of the time because my usual business route was SG-MLA.
C'mon!! Look at the beverage menu for economy!
The SQ flight attendants are always very polite and friendly. I have yet to meet a cranky SINGAPORE GIRL.
Needless to say, after many flights, I fell inlove with Singapore Airlines. I can't memorize my own landline number but I know my Kris Flyer ID by heart.
Sadly, I have stopped traveling since I moved back to the Philippines and more so after I retired and became a housewife. When my status expired, I seriously felt bad. It didn't help that all my brother said to console me was .."It's the end of an era. You had fun."
I miss Singapore Airlines very much
For my honeymoon, I decided to use my last remaining award miles. Given that I was technically flying for free, my options for flying dates were limited. Initially, I was supposed to leave earlier than my husband and stay in Singapore for 3 days...longest layover ever.
When we viewed our seats online, S and I were seated far away from each other because we booked separately. Every seat was taken!
So, I called SQ to ask if they could sit us beside each other for the longer leg of the trip, because it is our honeymoon. I shared with the customer service rep, Felicia, why I had no choice but to fly ahead of my husband. I told her that after 3 days of being away from from each other, I wish to sit beside him.
Sappy!!! Hormones lang po.
OMG! The next day, a lady named IVY called me and told me that she could move my first flight and she would sit me beside my husband. I was so happy!!!
Then, Felicia called me again and told me if I wanted Honeymoon Cake! I was totally floored. I mean where else can you get a service like this!
Our flight was delayed but the Singapore Airlines crew treated us like hotel guests while we were waiting for clearance to take off.
What a great way to start our long over due honeymoon.
P.S. I just realized now that I used to be really agitated/stressed during my many flights. Now that I'm flying with someone, I am enjoying being in long haul flights. There is really a huge difference between business and pleasure trips, noh?