3 nights in Bangkok with lots of food and massages later, it was time to fly home. Took the subway and transferred to the Airport Express train to BKK for only about 50baht. Very cheap and convenient! SQ has the entire K row dedicated to its flights. Not surprisingly as there are 3 SQ flights departing within the span of 3hrs.
Checked in at the economy class counters with no queues even though the flight is pretty full. Boarding pass issued.
Departure Gate D3
29 May 2016 Singapore Airlines SQ 979 Bangkok (BKK) - Singapore (SIN) A330-300 9V-SSD Economy Class Flight Time: 1H53M
Aircraft being catered.
Boarding was called and was orderly. A pillow, blanket and earpiece was already placed on each economy seat.
View out the window.
Legroom was sufficient. Noted that the footrests are gone on the A330s, not that I would miss them.
June edition of inflight mags and IFE was already loaded.
Boarding was fast and almost completed.
Since the IFE is already available on ground and in view of the short flight time, I started on my movie, a Chinese comedy.
Hot towels being distributed and special meals verified.
Pushed back and safety video played.
Starting the taxi to runway.
Departure from Rwy19L into the dusk.
View the taxi and takeoff here.
Meal service started immediately after takeoff with the distribution of special meals by hand, followed by the normal meals from cart. Quite a number of special meals on this flight. My travel partner had ordered an Indian Vegetarian, which was delicious! In fact, it was exactly the same dishes as what was served on TG last year, since the catering from BKK was done by TG Catering.
Normal meal carts came down the aisle. There was a selection of Chicken with rice or Fish with pasta. Service by this set of crew was really efficient and friendly.
Meal tray. Had an apple juice and tea to go with my meal.
I chose the chicken with rice option. As the catering was done by TG, I held high expectations, and was not disappointed at all!
Starter of ham and apple salad. It was refreshing.
Chicken in spicy sauce with rice and vegetables. The casserole was overflowing with food and the dish was delicious! Chicken was full of flavour and vegetables were still crisp. One of the better SQ dishes in economy class and far way better than what I had on my previous SIN-DPS sector in March(see my earlier report).
Dessert was a thai-style taro and chestnut pudding dessert and was beautifully presented as well. Overall a really good meal for Economy Class standards and comparable to Business Class! This affirms the fact that SQ's catering quality do differ depending on the catering station, and BKK's TG Catering certainly delivers one of the best meals.
Visited the lavatory and yes, the decent paper towels are back!
Cabin view after meal service. Almost everyone are engrossed in the IFE. Another thing to note of the great service provided by the stewardess at the aft cabin, there was a group of young students returning from a school excursion on the flight, and the stewardess actually brought around a bag of SQ goodies and distributed to the students! An angel indeed!
Soon, the short flight is coming to an end.
Approaching Changi from the north.
And an early arrival on Rwy20L.
Disembarking and view of the economy seats.
9V-SSD which flew me back.
Bangkok - BKK
Singapore - SIN
It was a very pleasant flight on SQ on this short sector. Catering was exceptionally good (considering the very average catering on recent SQ flights) and crew were pleasant and efficient despite the full flight. Great job!
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