Airlines: Qantas Flight : QF6 SIN-SYD Reg : VH-OJD "City of Brisbane" Aircraft :Boeing 747-438 Dep - SIN : 19:55 Arr - KUL : 06:25 Flight time : 7 h 50 m Distance : 6,305 km or 3,918 miles
Full Trip Video: Qantas VH-OJD QF6 Singapore - Sydney
Do watch the video on board the 747
Arrival at Airport
I was supposed to return in January 2011, decided to preponed the flight to return early. Was charged a fee to change flight of about SG$ 150.
Arrived early at the Airport by taxi to Terminal 1.
Check-in counter was Row 5 for the flight which was open, checked my bag for the flight, collected the boarding card and headed for the viewing area as there was enough time to spare.
Spoke with a avspotter while at the viewing deck.
Terminal 1 Flight Schedule
After spending sometime at the viewing gallery decided to head to departure area
Immigration was breeze, I was done within 2 mins.
With time to spare, went window shopping the duty free shops and reached Terminal 2
Renovation Construction at Terminal 1
SkyTrain to Terminal 3
With about 2 hrs before flight, took the skytrain to Terminal 3
Terminal 1 in view
Singapore Airlines premium destinations used to depart from Terminal 3, other routes were operated from Terminal 2.
After some walking around and a small meal in Terminal 3, took the walkalator to gate
Terminal 3 Flight Schedule
Jet Airways 9W11 departing from Gate B9
VT-JWP operating 9W11
Gate B10 followed by Terminal 1 Gate C1
Qantas QF6 departing from Gate C1
While waiting near the gate saw the aircraft arrive from Frankfurt
Boarding was called for the flight, had to pass security check. In those days, LAG wasn't an issue. Boarding pass and passport was checked before being allowed to proceed to the aircraft.
Ready for Boarding
Crew welcoming on Board
Cabin crew was waiting at the door to check the boarding pass and directing passengers
Seats had headphones, pillows and blankets and spare change donation envelopes
View from rear section
Found my assigned seat, view of the outside
In those days, Qantas had hub in Singapore
Qantas Boeing 747-400 Safety Card
Seat pocket material
Amenity pack, sickness bag and headphone
Boarding was almost complete
Preparing for Pushback
Flight was ready on time for departure even though it was late by few minutes from Frankfurt
Taxi and takeoff
Watch video for taxi and takeoff. After takeoff checked the seat pocket for the Menu for the Frankfurt -Singapore and Singapore - Sydney sector
Frankfurt -Singapore Menu
Singapore - Sydney Menu
Options was Singapore Style Chicken Curry with Steamed Rice and Bok Choy or Lamb Casserole with Raisin, new potatoes
I chose the Chicken option with Beer
Qantas Fleet Information
After dinner, most people were resting. Fell asleep and woke intermittently till morning
Reaching the Australian Mainland
Flying close to Northern Territory
After good rest checked the Entertainment
Rolls Royce engine
Engine close up
Blazing summer sun
Being summer in December, it was blazing hot as the aircraft was approaching Sydney, window shades were drawn up
Passing Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Approach was from the North Landing on Runway 16R
Sydney City view
Landing was smooth, taxied to gate at the International Terminal 1
Arrival at gate
Landed at 6.50 am
Immigration and Quarantine
After disembarkation, headed for the immigration, where queue was formed. After immigration formalities headed for baggage collection. Passed Quarantine without issues.
Exited the terminal and took a taxi.
Hope you enjoyed the report. Thanks for reading.
End of Trip
Singapore - SIN
Sydney - SYD
Flew with Qantas as I had got a return ticket. Flight was satisfactory as it was on time, didn't have much interaction with the crew but they were more customer-focused. Singapore was quick with immigration and security check. Changi has many option for passengers while they wait to travel from the hub. Sydney being the final destination was a quick exit out of the airport.
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