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Arrive home on a high note

While boarding our flight, we noticed a group of three wearing masks (across their face and mouth). They sat right in front of us. Soon after takeoff they removed their masks … only to put them on for arrival. I’m not sure what their concerns are … the risk of contracting something at airports?

Anyway, going through the terminal in Auckland [Auckland-travel-guide-1139106], they were picked-up by medical staff for swine flu checks … they must have looked suspicious or sick wearing those masks … perhaps like the Japanese as they wear masks when they have a cold or flu to contain their sneeze droplets.

The 2-5-2 layout of the aircraft seating worked well for us ... we were lucky to get a block of five seats to share between the both of us. It was possible for both of us to lie down at the same time, heads at either aisle and our legs pointing towards the middle. Still cattle class but time flies when you're horizontal and shut-eyed.

Our flight with Malaysia Airlines ended on a high note. The nasi lemak breakfast was good … coconut rice served on banana leaf, accompanied by chicken rendang (curry) and prawn sambal (chilli jam) topped with crunchy anchovies and peanuts. Heaven at 39,000 ft.

Posted by alexchan 17:00 Archived in New Zealand

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