Review of Qantas flight Singapore Sydney in Economy

Airline Qantas
Flight QF6
Class Economy
Seat 67A
Aircraft Boeing 747-400
Flight time 07:30
Take-off 28 Dec 10, 19:55
Arrival at 29 Dec 10, 06:25
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koresh
By SILVER 1864
Published on 18th July 2018
Trip Report : Singapore - Sydney on Qantas

Flight Details:

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

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.

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Spoke with a avspotter while at the viewing deck.

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Terminal 1 Flight Schedule

After spending sometime at the viewing gallery decided to head to departure area

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Immigration

Immigration was breeze, I was done within 2 mins.

Terminal 1

With time to spare, went window shopping the duty free shops and reached Terminal 2

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Renovation Construction at Terminal 1

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Terminal 2

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Flight Schedule

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SkyTrain to Terminal 3

With about 2 hrs before flight, took the skytrain to Terminal 3

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SkyTrains

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Terminal 1 in view

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Terminal 3

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Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines premium destinations used to depart from Terminal 3, other routes were operated from Terminal 2.

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Flight Schedule

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SkyTrain

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After some walking around and a small meal in Terminal 3, took the walkalator to gate

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Terminal 3 Flight Schedule

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Jet Airways 9W11 departing from Gate B9

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VT-JWP operating 9W11

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Gate B10 followed by Terminal 1 Gate C1

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Qantas QF6 departing from Gate C1

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While waiting near the gate saw the aircraft arrive from Frankfurt

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Boarding

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

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Crew welcoming on Board

Cabin crew was waiting at the door to check the boarding pass and directing passengers

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Side view

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Economy Class

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Seats had headphones, pillows and blankets and spare change donation envelopes

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View from rear section

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Window View

Found my assigned seat, view of the outside

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In those days, Qantas had hub in Singapore

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Qantas Boeing 747-400 Safety Card

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Safety Card

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Seat pocket material

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Amenity pack, sickness bag and headphone

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Cabin View

Boarding was almost complete

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Side view

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Preparing for Pushback

Flight was ready on time for departure even though it was late by few minutes from Frankfurt

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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

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Singapore - Sydney Menu

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Menu

Options was Singapore Style Chicken Curry with Steamed Rice and Bok Choy or Lamb Casserole with Raisin, new potatoes

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Dinner Presentation

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Dinner

I chose the Chicken option with Beer

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IFE controller

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Flight Map

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Flight Details

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Qantas Fleet Information

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Inflight entertainment

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Q Home

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Cabin view

After dinner, most people were resting. Fell asleep and woke intermittently till morning

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Inflight Information

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Reaching the Australian Mainland

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Flying close to Northern Territory

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Breakfast

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Dawn

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Flight Details

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After good rest checked the Entertainment

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Window view

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Flight Map

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Flight Details

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Rolls Royce engine

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Engine close up

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Blazing summer sun

Being summer in December, it was blazing hot as the aircraft was approaching Sydney, window shades were drawn up

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Approaching Sydney

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Passing Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Approach was from the North Landing on Runway 16R

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Sydney City view

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Landing

Landing was smooth, taxied to gate at the International Terminal 1

Airside Action

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Arrival at gate

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Flight Details

Landed at 6.50 am

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Qantas

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Immigration and Quarantine

After disembarkation, headed for the immigration, where queue was formed. After immigration formalities headed for baggage collection. Passed Quarantine without issues.

Exit

Exited the terminal and took a taxi.

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End of Trip

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Verdict

Qantas

7.1/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Meal/catering7.0

Singapore - SIN

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

Sydney - SYD

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

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.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Sydney (SYD)

2 Comments

  • Comment 454800 by
    bgboiflyer 37 Comments

    Reminds of the good days when the 747 was around. Unfortunately for me I've flown the Queen twice, once on a fifth freedom out of NRT on DL on a 744, and a few weeks ago on CA's 748i!

    • Comment 460760 by
      koresh SILVER AUTHOR 42 Comments

      747's are getting rare now with most phasing it. You are lucky to fly the 748i. I have travelled on B747-200, 300 and 400 series numerous times since 80's. Depressurization used to hurt a lot in the ears on the 200 and 300 series.

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