“When I was a little kid, I liked airplane food. It wasn’t hard back then—the food was pretty good, because the airlines were putting some effort into it. I even liked the little trays, how everything fit together,” - writes Chef Eric Ripert in his “Eating First-Class on the Fly” article for The Wall Street Journal. (You can follow him @ericripert)
Ripert then shares his food experience at the airports around the world - (he does travel a lot!) - and which airports he’d actually consider for dining.
“In Singapore and Hong Kong, I go to the airport ahead of time just to eat. It’s tiny and modern, and serves traditional cuisine. You can even get Peking duck..”
To say that his story made us water-mouth is to say little at all… It made us both hungry for travel and hungry for a good plate of Peking Duck…
Do you have your favorite airport to eat?
A rather interesting choice for a U.S.-based International debut, but we applaud it as more and more celebrities come out with their own perfumes.
Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck has been around in USA, but only now it debuts in Asia Pacific.
The fragrance is exclusive to the retailer’s Perfumes & Cosmetics stores in Changi Airport until end February. Changi is said to be the first airport to launch the scent in Asia Pacific.
Swift worked with perfumer Olivier Gillotin of Givaudan, who drew inspiration from the singer’s favorite memories and scents. Wonderstruck is a gourmand floral – top notes include freesia, apple blossom and raspberry, while the heart is made up of vanilla, honeysuckle and white hibiscus; base notes comprise golden amber, sandalwood and peach.
(Source: ©The Moodie Report)
It’s not like when we arrive to an airport, we go on the plane right away. Usually, we wait. We browse through available at the airport amenities. We buy some souvenirs. We have something to eat and drink. Basically, we spend some time waiting for the flight. That’s why, when we come across an airport that is not only cozy and offers many on-site services, but offer it free, we instantly become in gratitude. Especially, when it comes to killing time while entertaining ourselves.
And this is exactly what one gets at the Singapore Change Airport - free movies and video games.
As a matter of fact, Singapore’s Changi airport is the ultimate paradise of free stuff. Here are just a few choices to kill idle time at the airport:
That’s only the tip of Singapore’s jumbo jet of airport entertainment, but it’ll probably keep you occupied for at least one layover.
Do you know what is A380? For the hint, click here.
Since the first A380 flight took off from Singapore to Sydney in 2007, Changi Airport has handled more than 20,000 A380 flights. Today, Changi Airport is the world’s busiest multi-carrier A380 hub, with more than 200 weekly A380 flights operated by Lufthansa, Qantas and Singapore Airlines connecting to 10 cities worldwide…
Congratulations to Singapore Airlines that are commencing its A380 services to New York this week!
How Much Time Do You Really Need Before Your Flight?
You’ll be surprised or - not to learn that it’s the “endless debate of air travel: Do you bite the bullet and trek into airport hell a solid three hours early? Or do you take your chances and go for broke, arriving at the last minute possible?”
According to Dane Steele Green, President and CEO, Steele Luxury Travel and Huffington Post contributor, today we do have variety of ways to minimize the time you need to arrive at the airport in advance to make your scheduled departure.
Arriving two hours before a flight isn’t always necessary (provided you don’t require extra time or aren’t a part of a group).
And that there are “some excellent strategies you can implement to skim that two hour-protocol down to one. Nonetheless, for anxious travelers who would rather be safe than sorry, many airports now offer a bevy of pleasureful amenities that can quickly pass hours of waiting”.
Then we discover that one of the airports he talks about as best to kill the time airports in the world is our client - Singapore Changi Airport, which won a Skytrax award for best airport leisure amenities, which has a butterfly garden and nature trails, a Balinese-themed swimming pool, luxury shopping and a world-class Crowne Plaza.
The airport is not far behind is Hong Kong International, where travelers can enjoy a show at its 4D Extreme Screen theater, sneak in some golf at SkyCity Nine Eagles Golf Course or shop and eat endlessly at the airport’s fabulous establishments.
So even if you have to show up early, live your indulgence… in an airport!
What’s your best airport experience?