Good day everyone! This is my first report at Flight-report.com. Firstly, please apologize for my bad English and also my less experience about aviation. I just try to write stories as a fellow passenger.
The journey was done at February 23rd 2016. After spending 6 days in Singapore & Malaysia, that was the time to go back to my hometown in Jakarta, Indonesia. Actually, trying Air France and KLM was the main goal for the journey, and I had planned to go from Jakarta to Singapore by Air France, then from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta by KLM. Since the AF departed too lately from Jakarta, I decided to buy AF ticket from Singapore to Jakarta, while I used Jetstar from Jakarta to Singapore (the report is here). Then I realized that my decision was right, since AF cancelled the Jakarta route about 3 weeks after the journey.
Two hours before boarding, I arrived at Changi Airport, then proceed to AF check-in counter to get a "powerful" card for my flight.
From the check-in counter I went straight to the immigration counter to get my passport stamped, and there was a "normal" security check. Then I was at the Terminal 1 "Airport Mall" with some luxurious stores.
I entered a Duty Free Shop to buy my mom's order: a bottle of Rum. It was 3x cheaper than in Jakarta's wine shops.
After all of my business finished, I entered the boarding gate. The AF's aircraft with registration code F-GSQH had been landed from Paris, waiting for departure to Jakarta.
Then it was finally time to board, and I had to seat at 32A (window side). On my right side was an Indonesian passenger. There were many Indonesians at that time, going home from Singapore.
The F-GSQH interior was still "fresh" (it was about 11 years old).
The touch screen IFE was interesting, offering great variation of movies, TV series, and musics. There were Hollywood, French, European, Chinese, Korean, and Latin American movies. Since I did not know majority of them, I switched it to flight map. There was also a headphone to borrow.
Before take-off, the safety instruction was shown on the IFE, using French and English language with subtitles. That was something like a short movie.
Finally the aircraft flew to the sky, leaving the amazing city-state of Singapore.
Fortunately the weather was very clear, no turbulences. About 20 minutes after take-off, cabin crews started to give snacks and drinks. No food service because of short flight and it was not lunch or dinner time. The snack was very simple, a kind of sandwich with tomato, pepper, and meats inside. I don't know the name until today.
After enjoying the snack and drink, I continued listening music and reading the AF's magazine with many informations especially about AF itself, in French and English.
Then finally it was time for landing. Yeah, really short time.
Finally the AF landed at Soekarno-Hatta airport, about 1 hour 40 minutes after departure from Singapore. Before I left the aircraft, I took a snapshot of the business class cabin.
Then I went straight to the immigration check, and took my bag at the baggage carousel.
From the airport, I went home by airport bus. That was my first time journey with Air France.
Singapore - SIN
Jakarta - CGK
Unfortunately, that was also my LAST TIME journey with Air France for Singapore-Jakarta route, because AF decided to withdraw its service to Jakarta 3 weeks after my journey. The F-GSQH aircraft is 11 years old (from 2005) but it's also still well-maintained. The service was average, cabin crews served me and other passengers well. Most of them were seniors, just like in other European carriers. No comment about meals, I only got an usual snack and drink. Changi Airport was really amazing with too much facilities, even I usually arrived at the airport about 4 hours before departure to enjoy the airport. Soekarno-Hatta Airport? No comment, but good enough.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy it and I can share another flight reports.
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