Review of Singapore Airlines flight Mumbai Singapore in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ421
Class Economy
Seat 51A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300
Flight time 05:05
Take-off 13 Jul 07, 11:45
Arrival at 13 Jul 07, 19:20
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koresh
By SILVER 798
Published on 5th May 2018
Singapore Airlines 9V-SYD SQ 421 BOM - SIN in 2007


Flight Details:

Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight: SQ 421 BOM - SIN
Reg : 9V-SYD
Aircraft: Boeing 777-312
Dep - BOM : 11.45
Arr - SIN : 19.35
Flight time : 4 hours 55 minutes
Distance : 3,899 kilometers

Introduction

This report is from a Mumbai to Singapore flight in July 2007.

Note

Apologies for the photo quality as the camera settings were messed, monsoon weather and scratched windows .

Arriving at the airport

Took the Western Express Highway to arrive at Sahar Terminal 2c.

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Air Deccan departing

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Sahar Road to International Terminal

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Newly privatised Mumbai Airport

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue

Kings after whose name Mumbai airport is named.

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Ramp to Departure

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Terminal 2C was used by Air India and other star alliance members, Terminal 2B was unused. Terminal 2A was used by Jet Airways and all other carriers

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Terminal 2c on the left

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Arriving at Terminal 2c gate

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Check-In, Immigration and security

Entry was permitted after checking the ticket and passport. Check-in queues was not long as I had arrived earlier. Immigration in the afternoon was quiet and queues were short. After immigration, there used to customs to declare any duty items which was carried overseas. After customs check, headed for security. Once security check was done. Boarding pass and bag tag was stamped Took escalator to the floor below into the waiting area.

Waiting area

There were few duty free shops selling souvenirs and Indian handicraft.

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Air India Boarding gate

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Boarding area

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Singapore Airlines 9V-SYD arrives from Singapore

While waiting saw the flight arriving.

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Emirates to Dubai

In the adjacent gate, Dubai flight was boarding.

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Indian Airlines double bogie aircraft on active runway

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Jet Airways holding

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Singapore Airlines arrives at the gate

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Glass separating the arrival passage from the window

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Emirates pushback

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Boarding

Boarding was called after passengers disembarked and the aircraft was cleaned. Passport, boarding pass and handbag tag was checked for security stamp.

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Window view

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Leased Air India Boeing 767

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Main Indian Carriers in a frame

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Air India Boeing 767 towed to gate operating flight AI 717

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Tarmac view

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Cabin prepared for departure

Singapore Airlines has Indian crew for Mumbai flights

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Window view

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Airport equipment

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Cabin view

With all passengers boarded. Doors closed,

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Empty seats

Seating in the rear of the cabin, there were few empty seats.

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Ready for pushback

Waiting for pushback after boarding was completed.

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Air India hub in 2007

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Air India Boeing 747-300 "Shivaji" towed to gate

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Pushback

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Jet Airways parked at Terminal 2A

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Air India and Indian Airlines at disused Terminal 2B

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Air India A310 - Main workhorse during the 90~00's

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Terminal 2c

Vacated gate at Terminal 2c

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Air India B747-300 and A310-300

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Go Airways

Go Airways arrives as SQ taxies to runway 27

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Long hold

Taxi queue was long with many flight arriving and departing ahead of SQ421

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Egypt Air

Egypt Air A330 arriving from Cairo, operating to Kuala Lumpur via Mumbai

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Terminal 2c view

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Air India A310 "Cauvery " VT-EVW

Had traveled on this aircraft from Doha, Qatar in 90's. Used for regular for Doha -Bahrain flight AI 877 / 878

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Terminal 2 and Air India hangers

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Jari Mari - Mumbai aviation spotters paradise

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Holding point

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Air Deccan

Waited for the Air Deccan flight to land

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Air blast protection

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On active runway 27

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Departing Mumbai

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Turning South over Arabian Sea

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Bandra -Worli Sealink Bridge

Bandra -Worli Sealink under construction bottom right of the photo

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Suburb of Bandra in Mumbai

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Bandra Station, Western Express Highway and Bandra Kurla Complex [BKC]

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Cruising into clear skies

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Cabin service

On reaching cruise altitude, cabin crew got into action. Lunch was getting ready

Lunch

Lunch option was Veg or Non-Veg. I chose the non-veg option which was lamb.

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Lamb Mutton, Veggies and Dahi Puri and Naan

Food was delicious. Well cooked and Dahi puri was well made.

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Cloudy due to South West Monsoon

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Cabin view

Passengers resting after lunch.

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Flight Path

Heading towards Bay of Bengal after passing Chennai.

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Singapore Sling

Selected Singapore Sling for the drinks and snoozed.

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Window view

Cloudy outside most of the way

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Cabin view

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Aisles

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Somewhere passed the Andaman Islands

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Stabiliser

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Seat and Window

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Cabin lights off for resting

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Connecting flight information

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Evening fast approaching

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Somewhere over Malacca Straits

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Sunset

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Approaching Singapore Changi Airport

As it was dark on arrival and my camera being useless under those conditions. Enjoyed the outside view as the flight approached over Changi beach to land .

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Arrival

Flight was to arrive at Gate F54 in Terminal 2. Arrived in Singapore on time. Headed for immigration, got my visa on arrival stamp, collected bags and exited the terminal in 15 mins.

Took a taxi to city.

Hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for reading.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

8.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment8.0
Meal/catering8.0

Mumbai - BOM

6.0/10
Efficiency6.0
Access6.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.0

Singapore - SIN

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Singapore Airlines service was excellent, as usual looked after their customers well. Mumbai Airport was undergoing cosmetic renovation as the terminal was going to be demolished. Singapore Airport was efficient, immigration, baggage was quick. Taxi was available outside the terminal building. Had a pleasant flight flying SQ.

Informations on the route Mumbai (BOM) Singapore (SIN)

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