Here’s a close shot of the goodie bags:
Apart from the goodie bag sponsored by LSG Sky Chefs, they also received duitraya/angpow from Capt Nik himself:
They gawked at their huge plane:
After which they happily walked towards the jumbo:
The pilots were all ready:
Though they had the boarding passes with allocated seat numbers, they actually were allowed free seating:
The Boeng 747 can carry 450 pax, hence it was so spacious for us:
Putting away the bags:
Ah, we needed to know more about the plane, didn’t we?
Getting to know the seats and gadgets around them:
In preparation for the possibility:
Here’s Capt Nik (such a simple and humble guy!) being interviewed by the media team:
We were attended to by a charming team of inflight crew, like this lady:
Once air borne, the non-Muslim got to sample some inflight refreshments:
While the Muslims were given the food and drinks to be taken home:
Some (or rather most of them!) started looking out of the window 🙂
It was a short 35 min ride. Before we knew it, we were ready to leave the plane 😦 :
Though impromptu, we managed a few group photos with the banner, like this one:
After over 24 hours of excitement (starting from the moment they left their homes the day before), they were finally going home:
Buses were already waiting for them:
That was it! Though short and simple, I am sure the outing will remain in their memories forever.
Personally, I would like to thank Capt Nik for inviting us to join in the event. Being an orphan myself (mum and dad passed away when I was 13 and 17 respectively), I could really feel for the kids. Many times, when I saw the orphans, I became overwhelmed with emotion and had to fight hard to stop the tears from flowing.
I just hope there’ll be more “Kawan Awan” events in the future. I also would like to be more actively involved. I could see myself handling some activities for them and going around looking for contributions for the gifts!!