We arrived at Changi Terminal 3 at 11.30am for our 1.30pm flight. I did see the First Class entrance right before the curb entrance to the airport – oh well. Only one business class counter was open and the agent was helping a customer. We were motioned by the Suite Class agent to come over for assistance. Bags were tagged to HND – unfortunately, our departing flight would be out of NRT and we could not tag our bags all the way to YYZ since the arrival/departure flights were out of two different airports.
With boarding passes in hand, we headed to immigration which was smooth and then headed to the Butterfly Garden.
After a quick tour, we headed over to the lounge to kill time.
Close to departure time, we headed over to the gate. The security at the gate was awfully slow but we made it through eventually.
We approached the end of the taxiway to get onto the runway. We turned onto the runway but the engines did not spool up. Then the captain came on the comm to announce that the tower advised to switch over to the other end of the runway for take off due to changing wind/weather conditions – ok. After an eternity, we raced off.
Drinks and snacks were served. The gorgeous stewardess who was on our side of the aisle came by to introduce herself and double checked our BTC orders. Even Mrs.I commented on how good looking she was – to which I stammered something completely unintelligent .
As we came out the tube, I saw an agent holding a sign with our names on it. She indicated that we would have to pick up our bags and then go to NRT – yes, I knew that. 🙂
Long line ups at immigration but we eventually made it through and our bags were on the belt. Went over to the bus kiosk and book the airport bus limousine to the hotel. We were in time to catch the last bus of the night – 3 minutes to spare before it left and they were punctual. 🙂
The bus had to stop at 2 other stops to pick up passengers and then made its way to Shinjuku Station. From there, it dropped us off at the Southern Century Hotel. We landed around 10pm and it was 11.30pm by the time we arrived at the hotel.
Next up – Shenanigans in Shinjuku.