The video that answers your questions if you have never flown on Firefly airline.
January 15 2011:
I woke up today and I felt excited of what the day will bring for me. Today, I have been invited to attend the inaugural flight for Firefly launching in Kuching. I am excited because I have made many friends from the airline and I am excited to meet them face to face. I have liaised with them over emails but have not actually met them. So I am excited and honoured that I have been invited for the flight arrival and reception.
I am also excited because the city is buzzing with activity. Our Chief minister of 74 years old will be marrying his 29 years old bride. Not that I have much comment on it. But it seems that there is a big do and many head of states have been invited. It was to be a posh wedding where men had to wear tuxedo and the ladies had to be in evening gown. Very Posh indeed! Congrats CM!
Also, the Hong Kong Canto pop group is in town for a one night concert. So many things going on at the same time. So I am exicted that at least I have been involved in one of the events going on in town.
So this morning, I was supposed to go to the VIP lounge at the airport where the reception would be held. I was given the run around by the security as I was not able to find the entrance to the place. When I finally found it, many journalists have already arrived and so was the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching that arrived at 9:05am. So everyone was waiting for the Deputy Chief Minister’s arrival to officiate the event and give a speech. Then followed by light refreshments.
Here is me with beautiful Angelina, the Head of Marketing and Communications for Firefly.
I left around 12 noon to do my weekend chores. Need to get my hair blown nicely for the evening. Visited my regular hair dresser but was told I had to wait for 1 hour. Went on to another new hairdresser and had to pay more.
Then I drove to town. Along the way and while waiting at an intersection, I saw on right lane an antique blue car on its way to the wedding banquet and driven by the bridegroom himself. So very cool! See the snapshot. I wind down my glass window and waved to the bridegroom. He smiled back and i took the shot. Cool Dude! Yes, if your wedding is going to be on same date as the Chief Minister himself, might as well make it memorable too! I saw 4 girls behind me in their MYVI. Obviously envious of the lucky bride and probably wishing they were the ones travelling in the car. hmmn…
When I reached town and my sixth sense told me that I may not be able to get a parking space but then I got my Ah-HAH! Moment! Saw a car reversing out from the lot in front of Riverside majestic hotel. I put on my biggest smile and told the guard that I would like to park there. He asked if I am staying at the hotel. Obviously I have to say something. Did I lie? Go figure? 😉
Dashed across the road and hopped onto the Firefly coach to merdeka palace hotel where the evening reception was held. Same morning crowd was present. We were entertained by 4 up coming singers from KL. Their rendition was pretty good. Give them a chance and I am sure they would be the next star in town. We were served with finger food at Merdeka Palace hotel. Angelina had a bowl of Sarawak Laksa that night because everyone told her that she must try the dish and rightly so she did. i left before everyone else and went on to have teh tarik to end the night.
I asked myself. What is so special about firefly and why do I seem to like the airline so much? Well, my answer is this.
1) I like orange colour. So the airline strikes a chord with me,
2) the staff seem much more friendlier.
3) their uniform seemed more pleasant too.
4) Of course the airline is up coming and cannot be compared to the bigger giants but I hate to be given tight seats, and pay hefty sums for checked in luggages and non negotiable rules etc. sometimes airline needs to be flexible. Afterall, aren’t we all humans?
5) we need not pay so much for baggage. Just one rate for a meal and a drink with the baggages.
Can I ask for more if I am only willing to pay low cost fee but hoping for a VIP treatment? www.Fireflyz.com.my is the answer for me from now on! 😉