Review of Singapore Airlines flight Singapore Mumbai in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ424
Class Economy
Seat 57K
Aircraft Boeing 777-300
Flight time 05:45
Take-off 25 Jun 07, 20:00
Arrival at 25 Jun 07, 23:15
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koresh
By 1044
Published on 17th February 2019
Trip Report : Singapore - Mumbai on Singapore Airlines

Flight Details:
Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ424 SIN-BOM
Reg : 9V-SYG
Aircraft: Boeing 777-312
Departure Singapore Terminal 2 : 20.00
Arrival Mumbai Terminal 2C : 23.15
Flight time : 4 hours 55 minutes
Distance : 3,899 kilometers

Introduction

This trip report is from a flight in June 2007. After arriving from Sydney on SQ220. To read trip report, click here => Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 SYD-SIN

Having travelled through Changi before, I was familiar with facilities.

Changi Terminal 2

After disembarking, we decided to rest for some time before exploring the Terminals.

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Spotting from Terminal 2

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Malaysian B737-400

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Pushback

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SQ220 from Sydney preparing for next flight

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Terminal 2 A380 ready

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Terminal 2 Waiting area

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Silk Air A320

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Close up B747-400

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Airlines operating from Changi - 2007

After some rest, took escalator to next level to explore the sunflower garden.

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View from Sunflower garden

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View from the garden

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Lufthansa pushback

While passing through Terminal 2 to catch the skytrain

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SQ 9V-SMU - 1000th Boeing

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Silk Air

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Towed to remote stand

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SQ preparing to taxi

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Close of view of tails

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Saudi Airlines B747-300 arrives

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Silk Air

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Philippines Airlines

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Tailed lineup

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To Terminal 1

Waiting for the sky train to Terminal 1

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Train approaching

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View from Skytrain

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Train service in the opposite direction

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Terminal 1

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Walk around Terminal 1

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Heading towards duty free area

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Walkway to Terminal 2

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Saudia boarding gate

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Food Court

Duty free area was busy with many flight departing from the terminal. Had meal at food court.

Spotting from Terminal 1

Airside view from the Terminal 1

Garuda

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Sri Lankan

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Leased Air India B767-300

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Cathay Pacific

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Jet Airways

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Bangkok Airways

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Flight Schedule

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Terminal 1

As departure time was getting close, took skytrain to Terminal 2

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Terminal 2

After shopping at Terminal 2, checked the gate number for SQ 424 to Mumbai

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Gate for boarding

Arriving at the gate, underwent security check. Passport and boarding pass was checked before being allowed in the waiting area.

Boarding

Flight was full, boarding was called soon by seat number.

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Being 2007, most popular mobile brand was Nokia. Iphone released on 29th June 2007

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Once boarding was completed, crew distributed cold towels

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Window View

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IFE

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Safety Card

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Safety Demonstration

Crew closed all the overhead bins and safety demonstration was conducted manually.

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Waiting for pushback

After some wait, pushback commenced, taxi to runway before lining up for takeoff . Announcement was regarding departure. Crew returned to seats and light was dimmed for takeoff

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Taxi and departure

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IFE Control

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Flight details

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Cabin service

Cabin service began with snack distribution followed by drinks.

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Flight information

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Snack, Drink and Menu

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Dinner Service

After an hour, dinner service commenced with special meal distributed first.

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Dinner - Lamb

The option was Chicken, Lamb or Veg. I selected the lamb option.

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HMNL - Indian Veg

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Avoiding bad weather over Bay of Bengal

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Flight path over Bay of Bengal

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Rest time

After Dinner, rested for next few hours. Light were switched off for resting.

Flight information

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Cabin view

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Cabin Service

After resting, light were switched on. Crew distributed the Indian immigration form and the customs declaration. Duty free sales commenced about 2 hrs before landing,

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Circling over Mumbai

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Holding pattern

Announcement was made the flight has arrived 15 mins early. Air traffic controls had put the flight in holding pattern due to congestion at airport.

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Approaching Mumbai

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Cabin lights dimmed for landing

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Landing - braking hard to slow down

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Exiting runway

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Taxi to gate

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Heading towards Terminal 2C

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AIX to Kozhikode

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Passengers Bussed to AIX

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Cabin view

Cabin light was off till arriving at the gate.

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Disembarkation

Flight arrived at Terminal 2C, which catered to Star Alliance members and Air India. After exiting the aircraft, walked through a long corridor, took escalator down to immigration.

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Immigration and Customs

Immigration queue didn't take long, Immigration officer checked my visa, passport stamped. Another officer collected checked if the passport was stamped and was allowed into baggage collection area.

Bags arrived shortly after. As I didn't have any dutiable item, headed out through the Green channel. Policeman collected the custom forms.

Exiting the airport

Even though the flight was delayed by 15 mins. Landing to exit took 45 mins, which was much quicker than hours spent at customs during 1980~90's.

After exiting the building, was picked by family member to head home.

Return Flight Trip Report
Read Return Trip : Singapore Airlines 9V-SYD SQ 421 BOM - SIN

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

8.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering8.0

Singapore - SIN

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

Mumbai - BOM

6.0/10
Efficiency6.0
Access6.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.0

Conclusion

Singapore Airlines provided excellent service onboard. Changi Airport is efficient with good facilities for transit passengers. plenty of food and beverages and shopping options.

Ranked low for Mumbai Airport as it was the old terminal, which had many deficiencies. Since the privatised new terminal was constructed, the over all experience different.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Mumbai (BOM)

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