It was our first time travelling overseas with Elise so my first choice was Singapore Airlines. Itturned out to be the most affordable option at S$1,660 for 2 adults and 1 infant (S$767.50 per adult, S$122.40 for an infant), even cheaper than what the budget airlines quoted!
SQ has a 30kg baggage limit per adult and 10kg per infant with no limit on the number of bags. We brought two empty 28″ luggage bags, 2 backpacks and a diaper bag and brought home the same items, stuffed to the brim plus an extra bag of clothes.
Tip: When planning your holiday, check if the dates coincide with national holidays in that country e.g. We spent Chuseok there, where major malls and supermarkets were closed for the holidays.
|Baby Meal (BBML)||Suitable for infants less than 1 year old, this meal consists of 3 jars (approximately 80g/3oz to 110g/4oz per jar) of baby food – main course, vegetables and dessert.|
|Post-Weaning Meal (PWMLM)||Suitable for infants between 1 and 2 years old, this meal is more substantial than a Baby Meal. Food items are easy to bite, chew and digest.|
|Child Meal for Infant (CHMLI)||Suitable for infants less than 2 years old, this meal is more substantial than a Post-Weaning Meal (PWMLM) or Baby Meal (BBML). Food items are easy to bite (soft) type of food items with lighter-based sauces.|
|Singapore to Seoul: Mashed Sweet Potato, Minced chicken patty, Potato patty, Milk jelly & Milk|
This meal was surprisingly flavourful and Elise had quite a few mouthfuls.
|Seoul to Singapore: Omurice with cocktail sausages, spinach, fruit, cookies, a muffin, bread bun and fruit juice|
Preparing for the Flight
Some babies cry incessantly on flights because they’re just not used to the environment. It also depends on your baby’s temperament. If it’s due to the pressure in the airplane, let your child suck on something – a boob, a pacifier or a bottle.
You may want to use noise-cancelling earmuffs if your baby is a light sleeper.
SQ frequently gives out toys or books to young children on its flights as well! They also have wet wipes, diapers and other baby essentials but it’s still safer to prepare your own.
|The covers are inter-lockable and the square based design maximizes storage!|
|I’m bored. When can we fly?|
|“Here, put them on!”|
She had snacks, played with the crew and entertained herself with her toys before dozing off for the rest of the flight. GREAT JOB ELISE! I even got to watch Me before You and Zootopia! I haven’t been to the theatre since she was born! 🙁
|Wrong example over here – the bassinet is supposed to be zipped up when the infant is inside.|
There was some turbulence so we had to remove her from the bassinet and onto my lap. This happened about 3 to 4 times and she whined a bit, but didn’t make too much of a fuss. When the plane shook, scary thoughts and “what-ifs” crossed my mind. I just hugged my baby tight and tried to focus on other thoughts.
After two movies and a meal, the plane landed at our destination!