Jul
8
2011

Flying Firefly to Kuala Terengganu

When Darling first decided to go to Redang Island for our holiday, he contemplated flying either AirAsia, Berjaya or Firefly. Taking a bus to Kuala Terengganu is totally out of the question-lah for yours truly here gets travel sickness like nobody’s business.

We wanted to take Berjaya so that we can skip the bus part and straight board the boat to Redang. But Berjaya was extremely expensive for our choice of dates. It was almost doubled compared to AA and FF. Then we tried AA but the timing is so off. They fly extremely early in the morning. Couple that with the journey it takes from our house to LCCT (+/- one hour), that means we have to leave the house very early in the morning. We might as well not sleep the night before!

Finally we chose Firefly. We have never fly Firefly before and am quite sceptical initially. But the fact that they fly from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang Airport) which is so much nearer to our house and they have better flight timing (early but not as early as AA), we decided to give them a try.

I thought I’ll have difficulty waking Ethan up at 5am but thank goodness he was as excited as I was so nooooo problem! The cab arrived at 5.40am and during our journey to the airport, the cab driver told us that he and his family flew FF last month to Langkawi. He said his wife was so afraid of the propeller that she vowed never to take FF again! That only made me even more nervous! @_@

Sky Park
In no time we arrived SkyPark, Subang Terminal.

So cheerful eventhough it is hardly 6am!

See. Empty! That shows how early we are.

For domestic flight, we only need to check-in one hour before. What is nice about FireFly is the complimentary 20kg baggage per person.

Ethan walking towards the plane. Having flown a couple of times before, he knows the drill by now.

Our flight. We chartered the entire plane, believe me or not?

Ethan boarding the plane.

There! Only us in the plane! Told ya we chartered the entire plane! Gaya gitu! :P

We sat next to the propeller just to see if it is as ‘horrifying’ as the cab driver claimed it to be.

Alas, we took off and… guess what? Okay what! Where got scary the propeller?! It doesn’t even bother me!

Another plus point – we got complimentary snacks! Yeay for tidbits! I truly believe in ‘A little goes a LONG way’ here. Peanuts make me happy!

snacks on board

Our snacks.

ear discomfort/cabin pressure

Ethan was a bit bothered by the changing altitude. He experienced discomfort with the pressure in the cabin that effects his ears. He was like, “Aargh, Mommy! Kenot hear! Kenot hear!” Told him to ‘blow’ his nose or swallow his saliva to ease the pressure build-up in his ears but he doesn’t know how to.. sigh..

Gave him nuts and he’s back to his cheery self. =_=

We flew on a beautiful day. It was a one-hour flight. No turbulence whatsoever. It was a calm and smooth flight. All those talks about FF being shaky, noisy, scary.. nonsense! We had a very pleasant journey and won’t mind flying Firefly again.

See-lah my anak. Pandai-pandai heading towards the trolleys..

Upon arrival, Laguna Redang staffs are there waiting for us. And our journey continues…

Read more about our Redang holiday.

1) Laguna Redang Island Resort

2) Snorkeling at Redang Island

3) Scuba Diving in Redang

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    My boy loves to that too.. pulling luggage.. hihihi…

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    Ami Reply:

    I guess that's the way kids grow up. Swimming wth luggage here n there. My baby does that too

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    wow, really whole plane for you 3? :)

    ethan really looks so lovable yea.

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    I never fly with this airline b4…… Wow! Looks like this is your private plane.. hmm… :p

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    lol.. it's not anyday that people would fly to kuala terrenganu :P

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    I actually heard very negative comments about this company, but I also heard a few positive ones, I guess they're improving nonetheless.

    Love the matching color t-shirt of father and son =)

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    I would say FF is not bad though for short distance route….come on even AA also dont provide you complimentary drink and snack.

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    hahaha Ethan really excited aye! :D

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    yeh!! FF comes to IPOH too.. i was also skeptical to take FF but now after the assurance from you, i will take la! Don't bluff me ah.. i will experience it one day.. hopefully.. heehehehe.. phobia..phobia…

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    Now I know where did you go during the last weekend. Was looking up and down for you in the Disney Junior event…

    Such a nice holiday you had in Redang…nice pictures and lots of fun..

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    whoa, really gaya wor, you "owned" the whole plane ^^

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    I wanna meet Ethan one day and give him a big hug :P

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    We also never try FF before! After your review, we will like to give it a try next time

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    Wow! 3 of you only occupied the whole plane, can ask for more peanuts and snacks then?

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    eh..ask him drink water if he dunno how to blow nose or telan saliva ma..hahaha

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    Wow! Empty flight ! Imagine a young couple there , wonder what would they do ?

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    Redang Island, once place that I have to visit. The snookerling and scuba diving is amazing there right?

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    flying there is easier…., save time!

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    i've not flown FF before leh, but looks quite ok woh the plane, somemore got refreshment served, better than AA and Harimau yeah?? haha~~ and i've only been to Subang Airport once, which was way before KLIA was built!! haha.. :D

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    i hvn't tried firefly yet..might do so one day.

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    wow really whole plane to yourself???? awesome! :-)

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    I tak pernah naik aeroplane. :(

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    the air stewardess looks a bit scary to me.. i mean her makeup lol

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