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Review of Lion Mentari Airlines flight Surabaya Lombok in Economy

Flight JT646
Class Economy
Seat 34C
Aircraft Boeing 737-900ER
Flight time 23:55
Take-off 22 Dec 17, 09:30
Arrival at 22 Dec 17, 10:25
JT 14 reviews
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By 367
Published on 30th December 2017
Hello back at my flight report!

This is my family trip to Lombok during Christmas break. All of four flight leg will be like this: ((Well actual flight plan doesn't look like this, but yeah.))
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Bandung (BDO) – Surabaya (SUB) by Lion Air JT918 = Link Here
Surabaya (SUB) – Lombok (LOP) by Lion Air JT646 = You're here
Lombok (LOP) – Jakarta (HLP) by Citilink Indonesia QG167 = Will be posted soon (1)
Jakarta (HLP) – Bandung (BDO) by Wings Air IW1720 = Will be posted soon (2)

Because the prologue of the journey was already on my previous flight leg so I'll direct us to this leg!

So lets the journey begin!

Surabaya Airport



So after little walk to the centre of the Terminal 1 marked with this FIDS - (Flight Information Display System) because its located between escalator down to the baggage reclaim area and escalator up from check in area. There's plenty of Lion Air flight during that time of the day where T1 A is absolutely dominated by Lion! Roaaaarrrr~
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After just bought mineral water we proceed to the gates which is at the very end of the T1 A on gates 1 and 2. The boarding lounge was shared with flight bound to Banjarmasin. Thats my filmsy boarding pass.
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After another security checkpoint before we entered the boarding lounge, we sat next to the gates. Hmmmm actually I'm pretty surprised that the door just left open without any supervise. I hope there's nothing serious about this laa. Not so long after we just sat there, the ground staff actually call JT 646 for board the aircraft!
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Long time no see Boeing 737-900ER



Since I checked Flightradar24.com for what airplane will served SUB-LOP leg no surprise to see her on the tarmac. PK-LHU Boeing 737-9GP(ER)(WL) MSN: 38300 delivered to Lion Air on July 2011, she's 6.5 years old, equipped with 231 economy seat, and powered by two CFM56-7 engines as planespotters.net said. Here she's:
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Since only L1 door open for boarding the process kinda taking so long.
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Our neighbour was PK-LHT, delivered to Lion Air around the same time with PK-LHU on July 2011.
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Another Boeing 737-900ER with Boeing Dreamliner CS can't really tell PK-LFF or PK-LFG where they're most likely the oldest and one of them must be the prototype of Boeing 737-900ER. Also kinda far in the background there in Terminal 2 was spotted Singapore Airlines. Where Singa is a word for Lion in Indonesian and also Malays language. so SINGA Vs. LION.
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Because Boeing 737-900ER with this seating configuration required to operating this one additional emergency exit both sides cabin crew do the briefing both here and there at the mid wing emergency exit. After that they do crosscheck entire cabin before do the manual safety demonstration while airplane started to be pushbacked and ready to roll.
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Pushback with another PK-LHx family bound somewhere.
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Taxiing to Runway 28. We passed Terminal 1. There's several airlines served their passengers from Terminal 1 such as Lion Group: Lion Air, Wings Air, and also Batik Air, Sriwijaya Group: Sriwijaya Air and Nam Air, Citilink Indonesia, and other airlines that I'm not even sure to mentioned.


As soon as we reached the runway the engines start to roaring and we climbed to the hazy sky of Surabaya, passed Terminal 2, former Merpati Nusantara Maintenance Facility, and also we can saw downtown Surabaya from distance. Then, we heading to east.


Cabin situation throughout the flight, Legroom was fine actually but as you can see the leather of the seat already shown her age, since there's no PTV and this is your view! Yes the headrest cover also for their Lion-Parcel services.


Seat pocket contained: In-flight Boy On Board menu, safety instruction card, Lion’s in-flight magazine, and also Invocation card. How religious this airlines is j/k…
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Even tho the menu was there inside your seat pocket doesn't mean you can buy it, and also cabin crew didn't offer any hot meals on the sales they just offer you either crackers or biscuits and mineral water. I do really want to try it out tho, because Lion Air did the catering by their subsidiary of Lion Boga.
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Pretty bright outside but kinda cloudy down there.
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As the captain informed that the airplane will descent. Then, cabin crew collecting trash and do the final check .
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Three Gili (Islands) from Left to Right is: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. This three islands are one of the touristy place to visit in Lombok.
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We approaching Lombok International Airport (LOP/WADL) and we can spot old Selaparang Airport (AMI/WADA) which already closed for Public since 30th September 2011 when the new airport open.


After the airplane touch the ground, we directly turn into taxiway, pretty sure the apron need to be cleared for something that the airplane was stopped by the taxiway about three to five minutes before finally we reached the gate.


IDK why people sometimes took so long to disembark, like they didn't even ready with their belongings. As the L2 door opened I better go that way for sure. Cause walking on tarmac such a great things to do right?


Front view. Thanks LHU! Thanks Capt!
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Lion's tail…
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Citilink just arrived.
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Lombok Airport



LIA - Lombok Intrernational Airport.
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Since my family didn't checked our baggage we just direct our self to the pick up area and skip the baggage reclaim area. We soon met our driver to go for lunch!


Full route by Flight radar 24: Actually we arrived at 11:22 L.T. the time zone between Surabaya (GMT +7) and Lombok (GMT +8) is one hour different.
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Thanks for stop by on my flight report here and hope you enjoy reading my FR. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Sorry for grammatical error here and there. The other flight leg will be continued soon….

My other flight report:
1. Citilink Indonesia QG810 Surabaya (SUB) - Jakarta (CGK)
2. Garuda Indonesia GA154 Jakarta (CGK) - Batam (BTH)
3. Citilink Indonesia QG790 Batam (BTH) - Bandung (BDO)
4. Turkish Airlines TK57 Jakarta (CGK) - Istanbul (IST)
5. Turkish Airlines TK1721 Istanbul (IST) - Berlin (TXL)
6. Turkish Airlines TK1770 Prague (PRG) - Istanbul (IST)
7. Turkish Airlines TK56 Istanbul (IST) - Jakarta (CGK)
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Verdict

Lion Mentari Airlines

6.0/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.0
In-flight Entertainment5.0
Meal/catering5.0

Surabaya - SUB

6.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access6.5
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.0

Lombok - LOP

6.5/10
Efficiency7.0
Access6.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.0

Conclusion

After my last flight with Lion Air circa 2012 from Bandung to Batam vice versa and circa 2015 from Bandung to Surabaya vice versa nothing really change from Lion Air's services. They're really lack of improvement of their Buy on Board inflight sales I'm not even sure why. I mean such a pity cabin crew just push and pull the trolley back and forth the cabin without really selling anything. Pretty sure tho Lion Air already settled with their loyal passengers and also cargo they carried. But no doubt I really want to try Lion's Boeing 737 MAX fleets!

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