Trip Report: Singapore - Sydney on Singapore Airlines
Airlines: Singapore Airlines Flight: SQ233 SIN-SYD Reg: 9V-SWP Aircraft: Boeing 777-312/ER Dep - SIN: 07:00 Arr - SYD: 16.05 Flight time: 7h 55m Distance: 6,305 kilometers or 3,404 nautical miles.
This trip was undertaken in 2009. After returning from Shanghai, spending few days in Singapore and Malaysia . Not a fan of day-flights as can't sleep and feeling of exhaustion at the end of the trip. Chose this flight as it was the best option of the available flights.
Reached Changi at 4.30 a.m, counter was not open. Waited for a while before the counters opened. had the bags checked.
After check-n, it was time for immigration, there was no queue. Completed the immigration formalities in a min.
Outside view still dark
Surfed the internet and updated myself with the world.
SQ 9V-SWP operating flight to Sydney
After spending time walking around, went to the boarding area to the common security check near the gate. Boarding had commenced.
After checking the boarding pass and passport. View of the aircraft:
Day break view through the window
SQ 9V-SKH taxi
View during taxi, Kingfisher Airlines A330 arriving from Mumbai
After departing Singapore
Flight path after departing Singapore
Heading south after departure
Somewhere over Indonesia, breakfast service began.
Breakfast after Departure
Options: Scramble eggs or noodles
Flying past Indonesia
After breakfast, it was time for rest. Singapore Air has excellent in-flight entertainment product catering to its customer profile. I didn't watch any entertainment on the IFE. Had the flight information displayed throughout the flight.
Boeing 777-300 ER Seating
Option: Teriyaki Chicken or Lamb
Over Northern Territory
Had to keep window shades down for most of the flight as the sun is very harsh over Oz.
Over South Australia
Drinks and finger food
As the flight entered NSW, cloudy below.
Over Blue Mountains
Heading past the airport towards east to align with rwy 25
Passing the Eastern Suburbs
Turning over the Tasman
Experienced a roll-coaster ride with the aircraft performing a big nose dip to align with the runway. Was a bumpy approach. Didn't take video, wish i had.
Clearing Rwy 25
Passing SQ 222 to Singapore
Heading towards gate
Gate @ Syd
Completed immigration without any issue, baggage collection took about 10 mins, Quarantine about 10 mins 'cze of long queue.
Since had arrived without any declarable item, was allowed to head out. Took about 1/2 hr to exit airport.
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End of Trip
Singapore - SIN
Sydney - SYD
Singapore Airlines was punctual with excellent customer service, Food and drink service was adequate. Singapore Changi rated number 1 for many years is a breeze to travel with plenty of activities for everyone. Sydney Airport was quick as the flight arrived during non-peak time.
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