Well, oh and I have decided to bite the bullet and try and book our flights this week some time, for the middle of Jan. Might be a bit rash since the visa hasn't come, but our agent says that even if it isn't here (it's a 457) we can come on a business ETA because for the first four-six weeks in Australia hubby won't actually be working, just the odd meeting etc.
Anyhow, I have a couple of questions about Singapore Air and the A380. We flew Qantas last time and whilst they were fine, we heard that Singapore are better with children (not that we had any probs with Qantas), plus the oh has decided that he would like to go on the A380. So, are Singapore better with children? What is the A380 like to fly on and am I right in thinking that you can plug things like laptops in (to play dvd's for our toddler if the entertainment doesn't meet with her approval)? Looking at the flight times, the A380 leaves either at 11am or 10pm. When we flew in Sept, we had a midday flight which was terrible - the children didn't sleep so I was wondering if anyone had experience of the night flight with young children. Also, because we would prefer to land in Sydney late afternoon/early evening we were thinking of a few hours in transit hotel in Singapore so we can get the second flight we want. Any advice/experience of this would also be great. Would we need a visa or anything for the transit hotel, or since you don't leave the airport, not?
I presume that if we book the tickets and then our plans get held up in any way, we can change them for a fee.
Any pearls of wisdom etc would be most gratefully received. Thanks!