Review of Singapore Airlines flight Sydney Singapore in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ242
Class Economy
Seat 53A
Aircraft Boeing 777-200ER
Flight time 08:00
Take-off 26 Mar 14, 19:05
Arrival at 27 Mar 14, 00:05
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By SILVER 4166
Published on 12th August 2018
Trip Report: Sydney - Singapore on Singapore Airlines

Flight Details:

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

Long video, Do watch the video. For those wanting to watch in parts, available in the report.


This report is from 2014. I was travelling to Mumbai via Singapore.

Driving to Airport

Was getting dropped at the airport.

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Arriving at the International Terminal

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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

Airside view

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After having meal, sat near the boarding gate for the boarding to be called.

Waiting for boarding call

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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

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Boarding queue

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Passengers welcomed by crew

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Nearing the aircraft

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Neighbouring gate

While waiting to board view of neighbouring gate

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Economy Cabin

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Seating 3-3-3

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Seat view

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Waiting for pushback [video]

Seatmate busy trying out the IFE

My seatmates were Japanese tourist. They kept themselves busy.

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Seat view

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Air New Zealand pushback

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Air New Zealand Boeing 767-300 pushback [video]

Boeing 767-300

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Ready to taxi

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Window View

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IFE yet to begin

Tried to switch on the Inflight Entertainment, wasn't responding

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IFE is on

Tried again and started the flight information channel.

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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 .

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Singapore Airlines SQ242 SYD - SIN waiting at holding point[video]

Window View

There was a short drizzle, while waiting for takeoff. Virgin Australia B737 was to follow the SQ departure.

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Flight Map

Departing runway 34L. Takeoff was towards the North and then turning West.

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Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN Departure[ video]

Cabin view

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Flight information

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Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN Inflight[video]

Cabin view

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Headphones and amenity pack

Checked the seat pocket for the Headphones and Amenities Kit

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Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN Inflight Service[video]

Menu card

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Menu Card Top View

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Menu with snack and drinks

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Beverages menu

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Refreshments menu

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Dinner menu

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Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN Inflight Dinner[video]

Dinner - Packaging

I had ordered special meal while booking the flight. Was served first.

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Hindu Meal [HMNL] Dinner - Butter Chicken, Veggies and Naan

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Without naan

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Other passengers were served after handing out the special meals.

Dinner over

Food was well made, evidence is below. Waiting for the collection tray .

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Flight Information

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Singapore Sling

Drinks trolley passed, took a Singapore Sling

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Reading material

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closer view

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Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200ER Safety Card

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Inflight Magazine

Scanned through the inflight magazine.

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Regional Movies

Was planning of watching movie, decided it against and slept as I had a 3 hrs transit between flights

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Fleet information

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Route Map

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Resting - Dimmed lights

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Flight Information

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Flight route

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Side view

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Rest time

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Refreshment packaging

With about 2 hrs to arrive in Singapore, light were switched on for refreshments.

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HMNL Refreshment - Lamb Samosa with pudina [mint] chutney

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Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN refreshment service[video]

Flight Path

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more details

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Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN Flight Information[video]

Window View

Approaching Singapore Changi Airport

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Singapore Airlines SQ 242 SYD - SIN landing[video]


Landed few minutes behind schedule. Taxied and headed to Terminal 3.

Queuing to de-board

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9V-SVI @ the gate

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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

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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.

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

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 46 avis concernant 4 compagnies sur la ligne Sydney (SYD) → Singapore (SIN).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Singapore Airlines avec 8.7/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 8 heures et 23 minutes.

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