Sunday, February 21, 2010

Everyone can fly but Don't take late flight

Yesterday, I came back to KL at night.
I want to post here to remind myself again that I will never book late flight in future.
I have book a Aqua Airline and departure at 9:05pm.
It delay again until 9:45pm.
After 1 hour and 40 minutes,
I reached airport around 11:30pm.
I ask my wife to buy the taxi ticket first before 12:00am.
After 12:00am, I need to pay for 50% extra of the taxi fees.

Why I will never book late flight anymore?
I have experience many times of this situation but that moment I am single.
So, it is still OK for me.
Now, it is different story - Vanessa is on-board.

1st Reason.
I have experience flight delay almost 90% if I use Aqua airline.
The most terrible experience is waiting at airport from 5pm until midnight.
Almost 90% the reason why the flight delay because of technical problems!
If you like to eat burger, 
You will happy because they will give you a coupon if you stay in airport more than 4-5 hours.
About Money airline, I seldom face this kind of problems.
Maybe, I can summary that "Cheap-cheap not good, Good-good not cheap!"

2nd Reason.
Possible you need to pay extra taxi fees.
Maybe, you wonder that you can buy the taxi ticket as soon you come down from the plane.
Around 11:30pm, you buy the taxi ticket.
But, if you cannot take the taxi before 12:00pm.
You need to pay extra as well depend how tolerate they are.
Don't forget, if you have some luggages you need to wait for... hehehe.
I almost wait for 15 minutes for the luggages delivered out.
15 minutes to 12:00am... Rush hours. It is depend your luck again.
If your luggage is the last one come out, sorry friend your taxi ticket is not valid any more.

3rd Reason.
If I am taxi driver, I want to earn extra money as well.
I saw one driver (maybe) don't want to pick the normal rate taxi ticket.
And, he told the operator that his car tyre is "puncit'.
He will go to repair it and come again for next round.
So, he can earn extra money right.

When my turn, I was going to put my luggage inside the taxi.
3 ladies run and went inside the taxi and closed the door.
Mmmm... SO kiasu & kiasi more than me.
I  just say nothing because I am 100% sure that they will be kicked out from the taxi.
Yes, they come out after asked by the taxi driver.

Normally, it take around 45 minutes to 1 hour reach my house.
Because, the taxi driver want to earn more and drive back to airport for next rountine.
I realised that my taxi driver is Michael Schumacher.
I risk my family life here.
Only 30 minutes I reach my house.
It is good experience sit inside F1 car.

4th Reason.
Maybe, the weather at night is not stable - pressure.
Hence, baby will cry when there is different pressure occurs.
My daughter calm down after see an aunty sit behind me.
She said some magic words and my daughter calm down and sleep.
else I will be throw out from the plane by all the passengers.

5th Reason.
Damn tired!

Give me free air ticket, I will think twice!


Reanaclaire said...

wah..what an experience.. u r geng la.. with a baby in hand, u can manage to catch a flight back to KL singlehandedly, took the luggage, got hold of taxi... and a hair raising ride during midnight.. wow!!

Mummy Moon said...

Thanks for sharing this, indeed useful info. If travel with kids, I sure dont want late late flight, I rather to the earlier morning flight, get home more early to settle down better.

Merryn said...

Aqua airline? apa tu? i'm frog under MILO tin.. have not heard of that..

Kelvin said...

U have to pay more to enjoy more~

இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

Aircraft flying with water? Aqua as in water or pondan airline?haha. What airline izzit? Like mad ppl rushing like hell. Thanks for the great info next time if I got kids will fly early. tQ

CH Voon said...

Reanaclaire: not so geng la... lucky my wife with me else i also dont know how to handle my baby.

Mummy Moon: Better don't try the late flight... really very tired and exshauted.

Merryn: hehehe this just a nickname of the airline... it is not good to mention the real name, you will understand what i mean with Aqua ... think about it.

CH Voon said...

Kelvin: hehehe save money mah..

Bananaz: hehehe just a nice name. You know what i mean right... if not, i also dont know what to do... never try late flight anymore... unless you are single

Unknown said...

I can tell how frustrated you were,, by the way bro, what is Aqua airline.........never dengar before..........

ChloeRuoyi said...

Haha I know which airline you are referring to, since you also mentioned Money Airline... The 1st letter is the clue, right? ;-) Be thankful that you came back safely :-)

Maybe it's the festive season. I've taken this Aqua Airline many times too, so far so good ma, don't remember got any delays...

Annie Q said...

like you said travel with kids, hard to have night flight. I heard usually first flight they won't have any delay. Just hope my flight back to Sibu in April will be on time, because i will be travel alone with my two boys!! Worst is, due to very excited to see the zero and i didn't check the time, now i get the super duper early flight at 6.50am!!!!!! :(

Wow...F1 taxi driver, hahahhahahhahha

TZ said...

Dude, where you went? I don't mind travel late flight but i have an experience stuck in LA airport but luckily everything was paid for thanks to the Aviation Law :p

Chill... It's a nice experience for your family :p

CH Voon said...

eugene: er... guess it. ChloeRuoyi manage to guess it correctly.

chloeruoyi: You are so clever and manage to get it right. Maybe, i travel during peak hour e.g. school holiday or cny, so i always face this problems.

Annie Q: hahaha 6:50am, you need to pay extra money if you use taxi. since, you are back with 2 boys i guess your hubby can send you guys to airport too. good luck!

CH Voon said...

性感的我: i am not very understand what it means.. :(

TZ: i back to Kuching. u look quite lucky than me.

uLi.佑莉 said...

hmm...but sometime we have no choice due to budget problem... :P

Ken Wooi said...

i flew night flight before.. but fortunately it didnt pass 12am.. =)

CheaHSan said...

Thank you so much for bringing the rain from KCH to KUL. Had a good pour this afternoon. Hope M Schumacher can truly live up to his name for his comeback this season in F1. All eyes would be on him. Got your advice of not taking late flight when there is children travelling together.

Mummy Gwen said...

I know which airline you referring to first I thought what's that Aqua airline..hehe..then when I read the comments, I got the clue already. :P

Totally agree with you...never take late night flight. My Hubby experienced all the extra taxi charges and flight delay so we will avoid this situation.

cleffairy said...

I oso hate to travel with late booking, A lot of hassle. Very sien1

manglish said...

ya...when u travel alone then night flight is ok lar...

[SK] said...

wah, did that all happened in a single incident?? hmmm, i also try to avoid taking early or late flights, albeit all the other reasons, i think because it's damn tiring!!

cHrIstInA_YY said...

Late flights are actually quite good, provided there is no delay or anything bad... I'm going to take late flight in another 2 days, with AirAsia again =x

foongpc said...

I also don't like my flights to be delayed! Absolutely hate it! Spoil all my plans! Who's going to compensate me? : )

Anonymous said...

Given a choice, I don't want to take flights. I hate flying.

BoeyJoey said...

Wow, what a bad experience. Thanks for the tip of never to book late night flight. Whether it's Money or Aqua Airlines, I really hate delayed flights.

இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

OK got it! Know which airline now saw the tagline in your heading which I missed earlier.

CH Voon said...

uLi: yes agree that why i have enot choice to book aqua airline. but take night flight is really not good idea for with baby onboard.

Kenwooi: it is really depend on luck :)

CheaHS@n: hahaha i am rain man meh? whiout children it is ok for late flight.

conan_cat said...

ouch! looks like some way bad experience lor! yeah sometimes you will rather pay more for a less heart-attack event than to put yourserlf through all the troubles that will make your life shorter xD

go for the normal fared tickets!

CH Voon said...

Mummy Gwen: heheehe maybe they just make it delay so another side can earn extra money.

cleffairy: hehehe i think 100% dislike late departure.

manglish: yalor single is ok

CH Voon said...

SK: hahaha late equal to tired.

cHristina_YY: Good luck :) but you are single...should be ok

foongpc: yalor... they will compensate your with a big bugger only.

CH Voon said...

Mei Teng: hehehe but for me... i must take flight else swim for west to east meh

Boey Joey: agree with u ... delay flight = loisy management.

Bananaz: hahaha now you get it hehehe

CH Voon said...

conan cat: yalor... pay more money less problems

vialentino said...

i din take midnight flight before....wah bro, u shud ask the taxi driver to slow down first mah...

Superman said...

I think the night flight always late due to delay from morning and afternoon flights and the delay time keep added to the night flight.
Yup, travel at night is tired and not so safe.

Yee Ling said...

If late for 5 mins also i complaining edy..what else if more than that..At the end of the day, it turned out to be a tiring one..i know it's damn SIEN.

mNhL said...

Indeed, travelling with a baby is not that easy. What more delay in the flight somemore...making you all turn volcano. heheh.....

Tekkaus said...

Traveling with a baby? I don't have that experience yet. :p

CH Voon said...

superman: possible. but they normal inform us that technical problem boh...

Mommy Ling: hahaha 5 min still ok la.. hehehe

mNhL: yalor... when i am single still okiee...

Tekkaus: next time you will have it :)