- San Francisco to Hong Kong: Singapore Air F
- Hong Kong to Bangkok: Thai Airlines F
- Exploring Amphawa Floating Market
- Beach Trip to Hua Hin
- Eating Our Way Through Bangkok
- Exploring Myanmar: Yangon and Bagan
- Yangon to San Francisco: Thai Airlines Y, Korean Air F
After nearly six months of waiting, it was finally mid-December and time to embark on our Thailand/Myanmar trip. I had been able to book the outbound flights to Bangkok via Hong Kong for 70,000 United miles per person. Our flight to Hong Kong left around 11pm, so we arrived at the airport shortly after 9pm. Check-in was a breeze, and after a longer-than-usual wait at security, we were relaxing in the Singapore Krisflyer lounge. This lounge has a pretty minimal spread (cheese, sandwiches, chips, noodles and soup), but maybe that was a good thing since we'd be eating a lot on the plane. After a short stop in the lounge, we headed over to the gate for boarding.
I had seen pictures of the SQ F seats, but it's hard to fathom how big they actually are until you sit down. The width is very impressive, and could even easily fit two people sitting next to each other.
|SQ F Seat|
|champagne menu - not that is was needed, more Dom please!|
|Kiehl's amenity kit|
|fig and Iberico ham appetizer|
|double boiled chicken soup|
|Book the Cook pre-selected entree - lobster thermador|
After dinner, we changed into pajamas and requested turn-down service. For many airlines, this typically involves bringing the seat back into a lie-flat position, then throwing a duvet/comforter on it. However, the amazing thing about the SQ seat is that it actually flips over, with the bottom of the seat now becoming the bed. And the bed was amazing, probably even more comfortable than the bed I have at home. I'm a pretty light sleeper, and usually roll in/out of sleep on long flights. But even I was able to get a full 8 hours of sleep on this flight, and was actually a bit disappointed to wake up afterwards with only a couple hours left until landing.
|amazingly comfortable bed|
|dim sum platter|