Review of Air France flight Singapore Jakarta in Economy

Airline Air France
Flight AF254
Class Economy
Seat 32A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 23 Feb 16, 16:40
Arrival at 23 Feb 16, 17:20
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anaknegeri
By 896
Published on 17th August 2016
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.
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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.

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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.

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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).
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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.
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Finally the aircraft flew to the sky, leaving the amazing city-state of Singapore.
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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.
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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.
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Then finally it was time for landing. Yeah, really short time.
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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.
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From the airport, I went home by airport bus. That was my first time journey with Air France.
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Verdict

Air France

7.1/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment7.5
Meal/catering6.5

Singapore - SIN

8.6/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Jakarta - CGK

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

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.

Informations on the route Singapore (SIN) Jakarta (CGK)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 7 reviews of 7 airlines on the route Singapore (SIN) → Jakarta (CGK).


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The airline with the best average grade is Singapore Airlines with 9.4/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 50 minutes.

 

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