Overall on the plane ride, the girl was very good. We didn’t even have to walk her on the plane, something I thought we would be doing throughout the ride. We had been preparing her for this trip the last few weeks, telling her daily that we will be sitting on the plane soon to go visit her Ah Mai (her papa’s sister).
So when we’re finally off to the airport, she had a big grin as she knew that we’re going to sit on a plane soon.
Kids being kids, will find ways to amuse themselves…following are the pictures at the airport.
On the plane, we were seated right at the first row of the economy class area so she had that little space in front of us to play at but mostly throughout the trip, she was asleep most of the time (phew!).
When we took off, she was already asleep, she fell asleep while the plane was taxiing, getting ready to take off. So my worry of how the air pressure will affect her was taken care of then. She slept over 2 hours so she missed the plane food but we kept some fruits and a cheesecake for her which she walloped when she got up.
We transited at Taipei’s airport for about an hour so this girl had fun walking around the airport. She was so lively and happy, she was singing loudly while walking as if she owns the airport.
After our dinner on the plane, we prepared her for her bedtime. Surprisingly, she was alright with the plane’s bassinet, she willingly went in there when we told her that she will be sleeping in it. We’re guessing that she rather be lying down flat that to sleep on me (which she was when she had her nap to Taipei). Only thing was the bassinet is really small, she is longer than it so her movement in it was also restricted. She only managed to sleep in there for like 3 hours before waking up frustrated.
So when she got up crying in the middle of the night, I took her to the 3 seats that were available and let her lie there. She was alright for about 4-5 hours but she did wake up in between a few times with a little cry. I on the other hand, could not sleep well throughout the plane (and found out later that her papa also couldn’t sleep) as not only was it uncomfortable but I was worried that she would fall to the floor and also that she would disturb others if she cried. In the end she got up crying asking for milk and I had to bring her back to our original seats. By this time, it was like 5 plus am (M’sian time) and I thought of not letting her sleep on but she did after that till we nearly landed. And she slept in the bassinet in which I had to coax her a little to be in there since she was frustrated sleeping on me (she couldn’t have her liberty of moving about).
My impression of LA so far? Well, a little bit disappointed with LA’s airport (I’ve been too brainwashed with what I saw on TV so I expected more out of it). I mean I know it’s one of the busiest airports in the world and knowing it is, you would expect a whole lot more than what it is right now. Hope to see the new makeover in the future. As for the rest of LA, still too early to tell... will keep you posted whenever I can (like now as I'm still not adjusted to the time yet - I'm impressed with the girl as she is adjusting way better than the rest of us). Stay tuned! :)