Left the hotel at about 11am to catch the subway to the airport. It was again approximately 45min subway ride to the airport. The airport terminal check-in area was huge!
There was a bit of queues at the SQ counters as it was a very full flight.
Boarding pass was issued. The green sticker denotes the boarding sequence.
Departure immigration and security was much faster than arrival. FIDS showing the international departures. Not sure why flights to Hainan island are considered "international". Maybe due to the island's 'duty-free' status?
Forced to walk through a hallway of expensive boutiques before reaching the gates area.
Some plane spotting at the international pier.
Our gate was at the furthest most gate.
01 April 2018 Singapore Airlines SQ 851 Guangzhou (CAN) - Singapore (SIN) A330-300 9V-STC Economy Class Flight Time: 3H47M
Boarding commenced and we headed to the aircraft. Newspapers and earphones were again available at the door.
Pillows and blankets on each seat.
Saudia B77W taxiing into the gate.
Boarding almost completed. It was a totally full flight in economy.
After the standard hot towels distributed, we pushed back.
Taxied past a China Southern A380.
It was a pretty lengthy taxi to the departure runway Rwy01 at the opposite side of the terminal. We had a "tour" around the 2 terminals of Baiyun.
Holding for a couple of landings.
Departed from Rwy01 bound for Singapore.
Continued with the movie 'Jumanji', which I watched midway on the earlier flight. A round of beverages was offered from trays and I accepted an orange juice. Also ordered a Singapore Sling to be delivered later.
A snack mix of peas and crackers was then offered.
My ordered Singapore Sling was delivered after a while, and I started on my third movie, the animation 'Ferdinand'.
About an hour into the flight, lunch was served. Lets take a look at the menu.
Lunch service started. My aisle was served by a PRC stewardess who seemed rather new on the job, and a leading stewardess in green who was also assisting with the service.
I selected the International selection of Fish with potatoes. Had a cup of chinese tea to go along.
The starter of Smoked chicken with pasta salad was way too salty.
The main tasted good but portions a tad small though.
The Oriental selection consisted of a shrimp and cucumber salad starter, and main of Chicken in balck bean sauce with rice. Both the starter and main were ok, but nothing remarkable.
Cruising during lunch.
The highlight of the meal was the full-sized Magnum ice-cream bar which was distributed after. Sweet ending to the meal!
Another round of beverages was offered before trays were cleared. Had another cup of chinese tea.
After completing with the movie, we were nearing the destination.
View of the cabin just before descent.
Due to congestion at Changi, we were required for circle and hold for additional 10min.
Descending into the stormy clounds.
Approach and landing on Rwy20R.
Taxied to Terminal 2.
Parked at F42 and disembarked. This aircraft would be continuing to Manila on its next flight.
Thanks for reading and any comments are welcomed.
Guangzhou - CAN
Singapore - SIN
Again, a very comfortable short-haul flight on Singapore Airlines despite being a full flight. Reasonably good food, good service, comfortable seats and wide selection of IFE on the short sectors certainly ranks SQ highly on regional flights.
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