Review of Singapore Airlines flight Sydney Singapore in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ242
Class Economy
Seat 33C
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 07:20
Take-off 18 Aug 15, 19:00
Arrival at 19 Aug 15, 00:20
SQ   #5 out of 72 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 626 reviews
hkflyer
By 4528
Published on 12th October 2015
Hi guys, I was having a one week holiday in Melbourne and Sydney and I was flying back from Sydney to Hong Kong via Singapore by Singapore Airlines (SQ). The plan was I took an evening flight from SYD and arrived in SIN at midnight. I was having a late real dinner at the SIN airport and napped around, and took a morning flight from SIN to HKG in the morning next day.

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The journey started off by taking train at the Central Station. But instead of taking train directly to the airport, I got off at Mascot actually and changed for Bus 400. In this way I could save the additional fee applying to the airport train station :)

I arrived at the airport later than I expected since the bus was late. When I arrived there is almost no one at the SQ counter.

Quickly going through the immigration, I was walk around the terminal which was under quite major renovation around.

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Just walked around…

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This is the plane today!

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Caught the sunset in front of a Air China plane.

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Waited and waited, finally time to go abroad.

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This flight was run by a Boeing 777-300ER (777-200ER refitted when I first booked). So the chairs and stuff are pretty new and modern.

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Quite a large TV screen in the economy cabin and it felt the seat was pretty wide and the legroom was abundant.

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When we were in the air, snacks and drinks were served before the dinner service.

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Dinner time. To be honest, I was very disappointed. This was my first time taking SQ flight and I always heard that people have very good comments of SQ but seriously, the portion of their meals is simply HORRIBLE. I can literally finish the main dish within 2 bites. Again, literally. So anyway, the dinner I picked was braised chicken with fried garlic, vegetables and rice. The appetizer was roasted chicken with marinated vegetable salad. I was not really into it. Another dinner option was stewed beef with vegetables and mashed potatoes.


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Ice cream was served as dessert.

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Just to show you the route map on the IFE. We were over the centre of Australia when the meal was served.

This was a 7.5-hour flight and I was soon very hungry after the dinner service and I went to the gallery to see if they have any snacks or any food. I dropped by and no flight attendants seemed really care a pax was standing in front of them. But anyway I asked and they said they had no food other than the two meal services, but I may get the peanuts again if I wish. Never mind.

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Hours later the second meal, aka refreshment or later dinner or another-two-bites were served. I picked the braised egg noodle instead of the beef and mushroom pie.

We arrived at Singapore Changi Airport after midnight and I stayed there for a night before I caught my connection back Hong Kong the another day.

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The terminal was crowded than I thought, probably a lot of people stayed the night there due to the time zones.

Hope you guys enjoy pics and stay tuned for the report of the connecting SIN-HKG flight!
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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

7.3/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi8.5
Meal/catering5.0

Sydney - SYD

7.5/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.5

Singapore - SIN

9.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Honestly, maybe because I had so high expectations towards SQ that, I let myself down. People always commented it was such an outstanding airline, and I agreed it was very good, and the cabin/crew/IFE/meal services were of very professional standard. However, I have always heard people complaining the meals on CX and said SQ's ones were far better. I mean seriously? The portion for SQ is actually much lighter than that on CX, and it was not extraordinarily delicious, simply flight meal standard. I am not trying to initiate a debate here, or maybe I was just unlucky but sometimes I felt the differences for full-serviced Asian carrier actually were not as huge as people or media portrayed as. Maybe I can take more different airlines in the future and compare more.

Information on the route Sydney (SYD) Singapore (SIN)

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