SQ11 is like a bad drug. It’s addicting thanks to the legendary Singapore Airlines service, but it absolutely destroys me when it comes to jetlag. I really don’t want to take it, but I can’t resist. Usually I’m pretty immune to jetlag, because I’ve become quite good at just being able to sleep when I’m tired, even if it’s not at night, thanks to the number of redeyes I take a year. And for the most part I have no trouble adjusting to local time, even if I land at 6AM after a 14 hour flight.
It just occurred to me that every time I’ve been to Singapore, I’ve been on the worst time schedule possible. And then I realized that I’ve taken Singapore 11 every time I’ve been here, which is probably why. In theory it actually sounds like a great flight. It lands in Singapore at 1:15AM, and in yesterday’s case, I was in my hotel room at the Crowne Plaza Changi 18 minutes after the door of the aircraft opened.
I was dead tired on the Narita to Singapore flight yet managed to stay awake for most of it, so logic would suggest I’d be dead tired by the time I get to the hotel. But no such luck. When I arrived at the Crowne Plaza Changi I was wide, wide awake. Since I wasn’t about to pay their outrageous internet prices, I spent most of the night on the floor at Changi surfing the web and catching up on emails, before finally making it to bed at around 5AM.
And as I write this it’s 3:45AM, and I’ve been up for about an hour now. It’s probably time for me to start selecting a new flight to Singapore, though there’s just nothing that comes close to SQ11 (at least that comes close and is possible to redeem miles for).
Hoping the short Bangkok to Narita redeye tonight screws me up enough to the point that I’m my usual zombie-esque, tired self.