Just as the flight to Dubai, the Emirates flight back to Singapore from the Dubai Airport was pleasant and quite enjoyable. The aircraft used was relatively new and the seat was comfortable. As it was a red-eye flight which also happened to be quite packed with passengers, there was hardly anytime to take any photos except during meal time. 😂
|The full flight heading to Singapore|
The plane configuration was 3-4-3 and I sat in my favorite corner - the window seat. Departure was on time and soon we were in the air (and snoozeland after dinner). As with most long haul flights, a pillow and blanket were provided. The pillow was pretty standard and blankets were pretty standard and kept me warm and comfy (enough) throughout the flight.
The seat in economy was quite spacious and the plane was relative newer as well, so that was a plus. Service wasn't exactly all warm and friendly but the flight attendants were civil and polite, attending to our request such as cup noodles after meal time.
A few hours after we ascended into the skies, dinner was served. There was an option between Hokkien hae mee and Grilled chicken. Since there were 2 of us, we chose one of each. The meals came with noodle salad which was extremely salty and a chocolate cake which was not agreeable to our palate. I think the salad and cake we had on our flight from Singapore to Dubai was much better.
|Hokkien hae mee: noodles with prawns, chilli and carrots, served with stir-fried baby corn. It wasn't too bad, but it wasn't fantastic either.|
|Grilled chicken: With mushroom and pepper sauce, fried potatoes, sautéed spinach and carrot. According to DramaQueen, it was a little bland but still edible. She even had a side of wine to help her sleep during the flight. 😊|
After a little snooze, breakfast was soon served. Breakfast was a simple affair, consisting of fresh seasonal fruit, a muffin, and croissant served with butter.
The entertainment system, called ICE, is pretty updated and had plenty of movies and dramas. The touchscreen was intuitive enough and not as laggy as Malaysia Airlines.
|ICE was a pleasure to use and the responsiveness of the screen is almost as perfect as an iPad.|
Besides mealtime, other than sleeping and catching a movie or two to pass time, what we did differently this time was request for cup noodles! The experience was 'thrilling': having cup noodles in the air while watching some random Chinese movie and waiting for our flight to descend.
I 💜 it that Instant Noodles are available on request when meals are not being served. We were even given small snacks (Twix, Snickers etc...) about 1-2 hours before landing, each person had a different snack. Finally the descent begun and we landed at Changi Airport early in the morning without any delays.