Somehow for this KL trip, I ended up taking a plane from the budget airline home, in this instance, its a flight by Malaysian Firefly. Unlike in Singapore, budget terminals and the main KL international airport are located at 2 different locations which I understand that the budget terminal is nearer to KL City Centre. The budget terminals are located at Subang and Firefly operates one of it which is called SkyPark Terminal.
Before checking in, all passengers are requested to put their bags through screening. You don’t get to see rows of Check In counters but just 1 stretch of it.
The terminal is a 2 storey building which consists of some shops to keep you occupied. They have Starbucks, McDonald’s and some eateries. Its quite spacious and has the basic amenities that an airport needs.
Due to the size of the airport, instead of installing TV monitors everywhere to update on the flight arrival and departure details, they have got a centralised one instead.
I almost returned to Singapore without a departure stamp from the immigration until I realised that the immigration officer was late. There isn’t an immigration officer deployed permanently at the immigration counter which means that if you are early, like me, you will definitely had missed him. It was until sometime later that I discovered the immigration officers were around that I got to go back to the immigration counter for the departure stamp.
The waiting area was pretty small, they had a food counter and a DFS shop.
You will have a good view of the runway and I had a up close and personal experience with a plane, it just stopped right in front of me.
As for the flight, like how one of my friends describe it, its just like an air version of taking a coach from KL to Singapore. This is an experience I thought still possible if I’m traveling alone.