I had an afternoon meeting which was scheduled to start at 13:30WIB and go on "Sehingga Selesai" ("until ended"). I didn't want to risk missing an evening flight, so I scheduled my return flight the next morning -- which meant for once I got to leave Jakarta in a fresh, relaxed and stress-free state.

I booked a seat on MH716 which departs CGK at 12:15, as the price was quite reasonable, by MH standards. When checking in onlin though, I was surprised to discover the flight was rather full. I do find the 737-800 seats a bit cramped (although not as bad as the old MH 737 classics) so I was sure to choose an aisle seat, even if that meant sitting at the second last row.

Fortunately, when I got on board the row opposite mine was empty ... so when the doors closed, I hopped over to the other side. As I had the entire row to myself -- and realizing it was my first daylight takeoff from WIII -- as soon as the captain announced "Cabin crew, be seated for take off", I decided to sneak a video ...