Review of Singapore Airlines flight Sydney Singapore in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ242
Class Economy
Seat 51A
Aircraft Boeing 777-200ER
Flight time 08:00
Take-off 04 Feb 15, 19:05
Arrival at 05 Feb 15, 00:05
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By GOLD 1182
Published on 10th March 2019
Singapore Airlines 9V-SVL SQ242 Sydney - Singapore

Flight Details

Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight: SQ 242 SYD-SIN
Reg: 9V-SVL
Aircraft: Boeing 777-212/ER
Departure Sydney International Terminal: 20.05
Arrival Singapore Terminal 3 : 01.05
Flight time : 7 hours, 50 minutes
Distance : 6,305 kilometers or 3,404 nautical miles.

Trip Report: : Singapore Airlines 9V-SVL SQ242 Sydney - Singapore

Do watch the video to experience the flight.


I was travelling to Mumbai in Feb 2015 for a short visit. This trip report covers the flight from Sydney to Singapore on Boeing 777-200ER.

I had booked SYD-SIN-BOM on SQ and BOM-KUL-SYD on MH as the return on SQ was more expensive. I finished work early to catch the flight which was departing at 19.05.

Check-in online and printed the boarding pass. As I was travelling light took train to airport.


I had to drop bag and queued for the bag-drop counter. Queue was short being mid-week and evening flight. At the check-in counter, passport and visa was checked and asked why I was travelling one-way. I told the counter of my itinerary and everything was fine. Got the boarding pass and gate details. Flight departing from gate 58.

Immigration and Security

Immigration wasn't busy at the time of the day and security was quick. Should have been 15-20 mins to complete the formalities.

Delayed flight

I allow enough time before the flight so as not to rush. After passing security, checked the flight schedule. Flight was delayed by 1hr .

City view

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Parallel runway in operation

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Jetstar A330-200 lining on runway 16R

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Qantas B737-800 next in line to depart

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Qantas A330-200 approaching runway 16R

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Some plane spotting before heading to gate.

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China Eastern in SkyTeam colours

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Duty Free area

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I like having some food before boarding and hopped in McD for a bite.

Waiting Area

After dinner, I went near the gate area. As the flight was delayed, passengers had gathered close to gate. Singapore Airlines had organised water, orange juice near the gate for passengers.

Air China

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Airside view

I didn't mind the delay as it reduced my transit time.

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Aircraft information

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Singapore Airlines SQ 241 taxiing

After a delay of an hour, SQ241 landed

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Arriving at gate

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Ground activities commences

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Boarding commenced at 7.45 pm. Passport and boarding pass was checked. At the door was welcomed by crew and directed to seat.

Seating in Economy was 3-3-3. The next seat was empty.

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Seat pocket

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Pushback and safety demonstration

Flight was 80 percent full with many Chinese tourist. After boarding was completed, gate were closed and captain made announcement and apologised for the delay. Cold towels were distributed along with menu.

Safety video was displayed on the personal entertainment screen. Watch video for departure.

Flight information

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Window view

Being summer, it was getting dark as flight headed West.

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Menu with headphone

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Cabin view

After attaining cruise altitude, seat belt sign was switched off.

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Cabin Service

Cabin service commenced with peanuts distribution


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Dinner details

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Inflight magazine

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Singapore Airlines B777-200ER Safety card

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Fleet information

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Route map

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Silk Air route map

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Cabin service

Shortly after dinner service commenced. Choice was Chicken or Beef.

Dinner Packaging

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I chose the chicken, which was well prepared along with red wine.

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Window view

It was dark outside the window as the flight headed north west towards Singapore

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Inflight Entertainment Screen [IFE]

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Cabin light were turned off after dinner. It wasn't snooze time yet, checked the entertainment options. Selected comedy.

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Watched some episodes of the Big Bang Theory

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After watching few shows, snoozed for couple of hours, woke somewhere close to equator. Flying high above the clouds, got a view of natures light show below. Hit few bumps as flight cruised north towards Indonesia

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Refreshment Service

About 2 hrs before landing, refreshment service commenced.

Refreshment packing

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I chose the noodles option for refreshment along with orange juice

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Noodles were warm and soft.

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Somewhere over Indonesia

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Flight information

An hour and half to arrive in Singapore

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Approaching Singapore

Flew over the East Coast Park to approach Changi Airport. Watch the video for arrival in Singapore.

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Singapore Airlines 9V-SVL at gate

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Terminal 3

Flight had arrived at Terminal 3.

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Visitors taking picture with art work.

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Year of Goat - 2015

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Terminal 2

As my next flight was departing from Terminal 2. I took the SkyTrain.

Being late night, shops were closing. Went to the information counter for Wifi password. Asked for passport which was scanned and provided a wifi code.

Looked for a resting area to charge my device and snooze for few hours.

Hope you enjoyed the report. Thanks for reading.

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Singapore Airlines provided excellent service. Even though the flight was delayed by an hour, they are reliable airline compared to other carriers. Singapore Airport services transit passengers with facilities which other airport lack. Charging port work, enough rest area and services even late in the night. Sydney Airport was efficient being a non-peak hour. Overall a satisfactory trip.

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