Trip Report : Singapore - Mumbai on Singapore Airlines Flight Details:
Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ424 SIN-BOM
Reg : 9V-SYG
Departure Singapore Terminal 2 : 20.00
Arrival Mumbai Terminal 2C : 23.15
Flight time : 4 hours 55 minutes
Distance : 3,899 kilometers
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.
Spotting from Terminal 2 Malaysian B737-400 Pushback
SQ220 from Sydney preparing for next flight
Terminal 2 A380 ready
Terminal 2 Waiting area
Silk Air A320
Close up B747-400
Airlines operating from Changi - 2007
After some rest, took escalator to next level to explore the sunflower garden.
View from Sunflower garden View from the garden Lufthansa pushback
While passing through Terminal 2 to catch the skytrain
SQ 9V-SMU - 1000th Boeing Silk Air
Towed to remote stand
SQ preparing to taxi
Close of view of tails
Saudi Airlines B747-300 arrives
To Terminal 1
Waiting for the sky train to Terminal 1
View from Skytrain
Train service in the opposite direction
Walk around Terminal 1
Heading towards duty free area
Walkway to Terminal 2
Saudia boarding gate
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
Leased Air India B767-300
Flight Schedule Terminal 1
As departure time was getting close, took skytrain to Terminal 2
After shopping at Terminal 2, checked the gate number for SQ 424 to Mumbai
Gate for boarding
Arriving at the gate, underwent security check. Passport and boarding pass was checked before being allowed in the waiting area.
Flight was full, boarding was called soon by seat number.
Being 2007, most popular mobile brand was Nokia. Iphone released on 29th June 2007
Once boarding was completed, crew distributed cold towels
Window View IFE Safety Card Safety Demonstration
Crew closed all the overhead bins and safety demonstration was conducted manually.
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
Taxi and departure IFE Control Flight details Cabin service
Cabin service began with snack distribution followed by drinks.
Flight information Snack, Drink and Menu Dinner Service
After an hour, dinner service commenced with special meal distributed first.
Dinner - Lamb
The option was Chicken, Lamb or Veg. I selected the lamb option.
HMNL - Indian Veg Avoiding bad weather over Bay of Bengal Flight path over Bay of Bengal Rest time
After Dinner, rested for next few hours. Light were switched off for resting.
Flight information Cabin view Flight information 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,
Circling over Mumbai 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.
Approaching Mumbai Cabin lights dimmed for landing Landing - braking hard to slow down Exiting runway
Taxi to gate
Heading towards Terminal 2C AIX to Kozhikode Passengers Bussed to AIX Cabin view
Cabin light was off till arriving at the gate.
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.
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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