I was the first to arrive at our meeting place.
My fellow travel bloggers and I agreed to assemble at the Airphil Express area at the NAIA Terminal 3 and I was the first one there. That’s how excited I was for this trip. The first thing I did was get several copies of the Departure Cards to save my travel buddies the trouble. I filled up the form and waited for them.
At around 2:30 pm, we were complete. Since our flight was scheduled at 4:50pm, we had ample time to eat, walk around the airport and exchange travel stories! At 4pm, we were already at the pre-departure area waiting for our flight.
Flying to Singapore? Check out this detailed guide on what to do at the airport before the flight: What to Do Before Flight at NAIA Terminal 3
Although I had been to Singapore twice before, I was extremely excited about this trip because it would be my first time to land at the Terminal 2 of Changi Airport. My two previous flights to Singapore used the Budget Terminal. This time was different. Airphil Express flies in and out of the Terminal 2 of Changi Airport! Sweet!
Our Airphil Express flight landed 40 minutes ahead of schedule. When the Flight Attendant announced it, there was a subtle wave of wows among the passengers. I had never been on a flight arriving more than 30 minutes earlier. Awesome. Seems like a good sign! This trip is gonna be packed with so many first times, I thought.
When we hopped out of the plane, the first thing I noticed was the carpeted floor. Sosyalan, I thought. And while my blogger friends and I were traversing almost the entire length of the airport to the Immigration counters, we realized just how big the terminal was! It was hard to believe that the airport was over 20 years old as it looked really modern. I can’t imagine how the Terminal 3 looks as they say it’s the best terminal.
We also noticed how comfy the waiting areas were. There were also plenty of signs everywhere; only fools would get lost. I just breezed through the Immigration. Like my first two Singapore trips, the Immigration Officer who stamped my passport didn’t ask any question.