Hello folks! This is my very first flight report here for the very first flight report of Citilink part of Garuda Indonesia group.
After couple days stayed at Surabaya for college entrance exam. It's time to go back to Bandung, since at that time its almost Eid Mubarak airlines ticket prices for Surabaya to Bandung somehow pretty nonsense for hour flight even LCC put the prices just too high. So Citilink was a win win solution for me, less than US$ 50 one way ticket from Surabaya to Jakarta CGK!
View from my room.
On the way from Surabaya city centre to the airport through the toll road so we don't get to see the traffics.
I don't know why departure area on this side of Terminal 1A Domestic + Umra Flight just so 'empty' in my perspective. I guess it'll be a light loaded one. T1A only used by Citilink, Batik Air, and Umra flight operators such as Garuda Indonesia, Fly Nas, and Saudia.
QG's Boarding pass look like this, so-LCC eh?
Pretty happy to assume that's QG810 will be light loaded one.
One of Garuda Indoensia's A330 for Umra flight
Boarding time! QG 810 operated with PK-GQE just 0.9years old aircraft, what a day!
PK-GQE fitted with the sharklets, my very first time onboard an airbus aircraft fitted with sharklets
Since there's no IFE such as PTV or even dropped down monitor the Flight attendant need to do the manual safety demonstration!
Taxing to the end of the taxiway, we can see Terminal 2 where Indonesia Air Asia and Garuda Indonesia both use its at their 'home' both for domestic and international flights and also all the others international flights carrier such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay, Tiger, Air Asia, etc.
Funny fact here, GA's PK-GEO was the aircraft I flew a day before on Bandung to Surabaya route.
UP UP and AWAY!
Seat pitch for QG's not that cramped compare to Lion Air Boeing 737-900ER!
Reading materials: safety card, local newspaper, inflight magazine, and also inflight shopping catalogue. I don't know why but all the flight attendants seems so-so to offer buy on board drinks, snacks, and the inflight shopping article. I'm totally undersand if its flight during Ramadhan the fasting month but I guess Citilink can learn how Air Asia groups and Sriwijaya group offer inflight shopping more passionately rather than just pushing over the trolley back and forth.
Hmmm they're not cleaned up the seat pocket pretty well, and I found this QG's Boarding pass, why it looks so much better?
Toilet inspection, fine here…
YES super light load, its probably around 50% only, where there's more than 14 row completely empty! Good for me, not so good for them!
Then it is time to kill the rest of the flight with moving around, well Flight attendant seems really don't care some of passenger moving around the cabin…
view from another seat to the right wing
back to the left wing
I'm pretty sure over there is Tangkuban Perahu Highlands.
Cabin shots before descending
Welcome to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK)
Landed safely from runway 7R-25L, taxing to the gates, and ready to disembark from front door only.
Pretty quick move, See yaa Citilink!
Terminal 1C of CGK try to maintain it's originally design for open airy design, even tho it's kinda hot if you're on board airplane for several hours and welcomed by this kind of temperature. hmmm
Skip the baggage carrousel, since I didn't checked-in my baggage
walking out, order a shuttle bus services to Bandung and home I'm getting closer!The shuttle srvices was around 2hours or so pretty much took a nap.
Right after arrived at the shuttle bus service drop off point, grab a cab to end the journey.
Thanks for stop by on my very first flight report here! Comments and suggestions are welcome. Sorry for grammatical error here and there..
Surabaya - SUB
Jakarta - CGK
Citilink Indonesia as a low cost carrier subsiadiary of Garuda Indonesia founded on 2001 and several time ups and downs before its currents operations. I still remember back when QG's livery still flower and colouful ones on BDO-BTH route with Boeing 737 classic series and I do more impressed with their services back that time, I mean currents services is just a dull LCCs service without any kind of inovation and so. Citilink probably won't be my first choices for flight if you can get another and also better inflight services for sure unless they're giving me another US$50 to vacational destination that's QG's have.
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