I just got back from a week Singapore trip, and inspired by Vanessa's post on her experience flying with PAL, I thought, if she blogs about her national airline, why don't I create a similar post to promote my country's airline? So here's a short picture post on how it feels like flying with Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia's national airline.
The journey started in Garuda Executive Class lounge where I had breakfast and spent time reading Forbes magazine while waiting for boarding call. Unlike some other lounges, Garuda lounge provides "real" food menu, with toasts, omelette booth, dessert table, rice, noodles, juice corner, etc. Not just some finger food. So eventhough I skipped breakfast at home because I took an early morning flight, I didn't need to worry. They have free internet corners as well, but I didn't take pictures.
One of the perks I like about flying with Garuda Business Class is this Fast Track privilege where you can beat the long line at immigration booth. You just show your boarding pass and they'll let you use a special fast track line. So convenient.
I don't know why people complain about airplane food. I have been flying with various airlines from SQ to Northwest, China Air to Qantas, American Airlines to local airlines, business and coach class, and in all, the inside of an airplane is so cold that you become ravenous and any kind of food would taste good!
They had three choices of meal. I pick this one consisted of enchilladas, fruit, butter shaped into a rose, hot bread, and chocolate Haagen-Dasz ice cream. For drinks they have choices like juices, soft drinks, sparkling or still water, wine, you name it. I even got cheese and beef quiche, but again, no picture. *sigh*
The food was served sizzling hot, so it tasted delicious and delighted an empty stomach in the cold cabin. I like the fact that they serve with proper china and eating utensils instead of plastic fork and spoon.
Ow, and you get your own choices of newspapers and magazines, as well! Since I already read Forbes at the lounge, here I opted for Femina, an Indonesian woman magazine.
They have L'occitane toiletries like body lotion, cologne and face spray mist in the lavatory, so yeah, they don't scrimp on quality! Love it!
I wish I thought earlier to create this post, so I would take more pictures, but this is all I have. Ow, and I don't have any decent outfit pictures since I traveled alone, so I had no one to take my pictures!
Overall, I really enjoy my experience flying with Garuda Indonesia! Btw, Garuda is a word in ancient Sanskrit language, taken from a name of a mighty falcon bird from the classic epic Ramayana.
White shirt: Victoria's Secret. Jeans: Jordache. Sneakers: Nike. Coat: Papaya. Bag: Bellezza.