Trip Report: Sydney - Singapore on Singapore Airlines
Airlines: Singapore Airlines Flight :SQ 242 SYD-SIN Reg : 9V-SVI Aircraft: Boeing 777-212/ER Dep SYD : 19.05 Arr SIN : 00.05 Flight time : 7 hours, 50 minutes Distance : 6,305 kilometers or 3,404 nautical miles.
Full Trip Video: Singapore Airlines 9V-SVI SQ242 Sydney - Singapore
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This report is from 2014. I was travelling to Mumbai via Singapore.
Driving to Airport
Was getting dropped at the airport.
Arriving at the International Terminal
Check-In, Immigration and Security
Check-In queue for this flight was long, as I didn't check-in online. Had to wait in queue for the boarding pass and Australian immigration card.
My baggage was below the allocated limit of 30 Kg. Counter staff checked my passport and Visa and then printed the boarding pass. Was informed of the gate number and handed my documents.
Next, immigration, which was quick as this being an off-peak time, very few people in the queue. Security was quick, I took out laptop, belt and anything else that beeps and put it through the machine.
After completing the security, passed the duty-free area, I wasn't making any purchase. Went to have meal. Below air-side view from food court
After having meal, sat near the boarding gate for the boarding to be called.
Waiting for boarding call
Boarding was called soon, Passport and boarding pass was checked. Flight was full from the crowd at the gate.
While heading towards the aerobridge, view of the Boeing 777-200.
Singapore Airlines 9V-SVI getting ready
Passengers welcomed by crew
Nearing the aircraft
While waiting to board view of neighbouring gate
Waiting for pushback [video]
Seatmate busy trying out the IFE
My seatmates were Japanese tourist. They kept themselves busy.
Air New Zealand pushback
Air New Zealand Boeing 767-300 pushback [video]
Ready to taxi
IFE yet to begin
Tried to switch on the Inflight Entertainment, wasn't responding
IFE is on
Tried again and started the flight information channel.
Pushback commenced upon boarding of all passengers. Flight was full. Being Autumn, it started getting dark by the time by the time pushback completed and taxi commenced .
Singapore Airlines SQ242 SYD - SIN waiting at holding point[video]
There was a short drizzle, while waiting for takeoff. Virgin Australia B737 was to follow the SQ departure.
Departing runway 34L. Takeoff was towards the North and then turning West.
Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN Departure[ video]
Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN Inflight[video]
Headphones and amenity pack
Checked the seat pocket for the Headphones and Amenities Kit
Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN Inflight Service[video]
Menu Card Top View
Menu with snack and drinks
Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN Inflight Dinner[video]
Dinner - Packaging
I had ordered special meal while booking the flight. Was served first.
Hindu Meal [HMNL] Dinner - Butter Chicken, Veggies and Naan
Other passengers were served after handing out the special meals.
Food was well made, evidence is below. Waiting for the collection tray .
Drinks trolley passed, took a Singapore Sling
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200ER Safety Card
Scanned through the inflight magazine.
Was planning of watching movie, decided it against and slept as I had a 3 hrs transit between flights
Resting - Dimmed lights
With about 2 hrs to arrive in Singapore, light were switched on for refreshments.
HMNL Refreshment - Lamb Samosa with pudina [mint] chutney
Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN refreshment service[video]
Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN Flight Information[video]
Approaching Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN landing[video]
Landed few minutes behind schedule. Taxied and headed to Terminal 3.
Queuing to de-board
9V-SVI @ the gate
After arriving at Terminal 3, took the SkyTrain to Terminal 2 for the next flight. Found a place to charge phone and sleep.
Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.
End of Trip
Sydney - SYD
Singapore - SIN
Singapore Airlines flight that one expect, good customer service, well stocked with entertainment and amenities. Sydney begin off-peak was quick with immigration and security. Singapore Airport being a transit has good facilities for passengers to spend time. Overall good trip.
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