Irresistible Burgers?

Irresistible Burgers?

It was only a short hop flight – less than 3 hours from Denpasar to Singapore, otherwise I might have been seriously tempted. Airline food seems to be getting worse and worse these days, even on the nicer carriers. On budget airlines where it needs to be paid for, there are stern warnings not to bring your own snacks on board, which can leave you not just hungry but deeply annoyed.

So full marks to the airport branch of the Hard Rock Café in Bali, which has this hilarious signboard to tempt you in. Even if you don’t like burgers, you have to agree that this one looks way more appetising than anything you will be given on the plane. Not to mention the comfort of eating off proper plates at a roomy table rather than struggling with all those tubs and packets on the fold down tray in your economy class seat.

And it has to be working… the place was packed!


Free e-books


Budget travellers transiting Kuala Lumpur have yet more indignities to face than simply zero legroom, paying for refreshments and – worse – having to rent a blanket.

The ultimate humiliation is being directed firmly into what is bluntly named the Low Cost Carrier Terminal.

This used to be truly awful, a separate building that could reasonably be described as a concrete ‘shed’ with benches, but has now been upgraded and connected to the shiny main terminal. Still, the amenities are decidedly basic, as if they are determined to underline your 2nd class status.

So it came as a real surprise to see this sign in various places round the terminal – free e-books available for those unfortunates waiting until the early hours for a flight with no food and no entertainment.

Sadly, I could not manage to log onto any free wifi, so was unable to check what was actually on offer, but still – it must be a nice bonus for anyone who can get connected.