Ainsley’s first trip to Thailand
Birthday trip again! Celebrate WH birthday with baby Ainsley for the first time.
Initially, we thought wanna redeem points from Garuda for our trip. Well, it didn’t take place as time is near and their process of redemption is not that straight forward. Thus, we forgo the plan and decided to visit Thailand again.
As we travel with baby, ok,she’s not a baby anymore..13 month by the time we travelled, we try to see if there’s any flight offer for non-budget airline. We so used to travel with budget airline previously. Now with her with us, we try book something better and having seen babies in bassinet, I would like to book one for her to try. We manage to book our flight with Cathay with a promotion price. We couldn’t choose our seat while processing our booking. Thus I made a call to Cathay, the helpdesk lady actually telling us the bassinet could be too small for 13 months old. Oops, I remember seeing them on SQ flight, but didn’t really pay attention to the size. Nevertheless, we still proceed to choose the seat with bassinet.
Travelling with infant comes with some benefits, we manage to board first. If we were to travel with budget airline, we will need to queue like the rest. The front seat was pretty spacious, the design of the bassinet is different from I see on SQ flight, the stewardess help us to set it up. It was basically a basket that the secure it on the table. And it’s indeed quite small, suitable for younger baby. Anyway, Ainsley didn’t get to sit in at all. She prefer we carry her, so we just use the infant seat belt instead. By the way, the baby meal need to be pre-book, the departure flight we did indicate that, so they pass us the paper bag contains baby food, diapers, etc. We forgot to include that for the return flight, thus they never provide the baby food. The in-flight meal is pretty ok. I like their entertainment system that is touch screen and comes with remote control as well, just they are showing HK show instead of movies. Overall it’s a pleasant experience flying with Cathay Airline. If they on offer again, I would gladly travel with them!