Trip Report : Sydney - Singapore on Singapore Airlines
Flight Details: Airlines: Singapore Airlines Flight : SQ 220 SYD-SIN Reg : 9V-SMZ Aircraft: Boeing 747-412 Dep - SYD : 8.05 Arr - SIN : 14.25 Flight time : 7 hours, 50 minutes Distance : 6,305 kilometers or 3,404 nautical miles.
This trip report is from a flight in June 2007. In those days, Singapore Airlines's jewel of the crown was the Boeing 747-400. Airbus SQ's A380's inaugural Sydney flight was to be start in Oct. I was travelling with family to Mumbai. Had 5 hours transit in Singapore. There was no iphone, no apps, Nokia ruled the phone market.
Arriving at the Airport
Arrived at the airport 3 hours before flight by taxi as had a luggage to check-in. Internet Check-in was not available.
Being winter was still dark outside
Flight Information Display
Singapore Airlines Check-in Counter H01-H52.
SQ Check-in counter operated from H01-H52. Passport and visa was checked, received the boarding passes all the way to Mumbai. Carry-on baggage tags were given. With less weight to drag around were free to walk around
Flight arriving in Sydney
As there was no internet / apps on the mobile phone, flight location details was displayed on the monitor.
Flight arrival schedule
To Departure area
After some time walking around, returned to the departure area.
SQ was to launch the inaugural A380 service, there was model hanging from the ceiling.
Wet week in Sydney
Decided to have breakfast before boarding flight. It had been a wet winter, rained on that day too.
View of the tarmac from the food court.
Royal Brunei B767-300ER pushback
After breakfast, waited few minutes in the terminal area. View of Air Canada before entering immigration and security
Immigration for gate 50- 63
Immigration was divided on gates, Qantas and alliances had separate immigration. SQ and most star alliance flights departed from Gate 50-63.
After completing immigration and security, headed to the gate 57. Had arrived early at gate and waited for the boarding call. Got a magazine to read onboard.
Boarding was called soon. Passport and boarding pass was checked before allowed to proceed to flight.
Boarding process was quick and soon was on board the flight. Crew checked the boarding pass and directed to seat 60K.
Economy seating on B747-400 was 3-4-3. After door was closed, crew provided warm towels to everyone on board. Menu card was distributed.
Pushback, taxi and departure
Flight was full yet boarding was completed on time, Cabin crew carried out pre-departure checks and performed manual safety demonstration.
Pushback commenced and taxied to runway 16R. Flight flew South before turning West.
Boeing 747-400 Engine
Being a rainy day, few over clouds to attain cruising altitude.
Flight Path after departing Sydney
Drink session commenced short. I selected orange juice.
B747- Economy Seat recline
Announcement was made breakfast would be served. Checked the menu card. Crew distributed special meals first.
Noodles for breakfast
My family members had booked special veg meal while booking ticket. Indian veg meal, food was good.
Flight path Sydney - Singapore
Soon the trays were cleared and windows shades down, cabin light was dimmed.
Checked outside, flying over the Great Australian desert of Northern Territory
Inflight Entertainment [IFE]
Watched a Bollywood movie.
After the movie, snoozed of to wake somewhere close to equator.
Resting between meals
Flying over Indonesia waters
Dormant volcano in Indonesia
2 Hours before landing, lunch service began with drinks. Special meals were served first.
I selected Singapore Sling.
Lunch - Hindu Veg Meal
Lunch - Western
Selected Western lunch of Chicken and potatoes
Terminal 2 Gate information
Over Batam Island, Indonesia
Slowing down after landing
Crossing East coast highway
Taxi to gate
Demolished Low Cost Terminal at Singapore Changi
Approaching Terminal 2- Gate
Silk Air A320's
Passengers getting up
Sunflower garden just above the engine. Ground staff doing a check in preparation for next flight
Preparing for another flight
Singapore Changi caters to transit passengers, with 5 hours of transit time there are enough facilities to keep one busy, we disembarked the plane and rested for sometime in Terminal 2 as the Mumbai flight was to depart from same terminal.
Hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for reading.
End of Trip
Sydney - SYD
Singapore - SIN
Singapore Airlines great way to fly, flight was comfortable, crew service was excellent. Sydney airport was not as busy as the immigration and security was divided in to parts. Singapore Changi airport had enough facilities to keep transit passengers busy. Overall had a good flight and excellent time.
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