Singapore Airlines 9V-SVL SQ242 Sydney - Singapore
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
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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.
I allow enough time before the flight so as not to rush. After passing security, checked the flight schedule. Flight was delayed by 1hr .
Parallel runway in operation
Jetstar A330-200 lining on runway 16R
Qantas B737-800 next in line to depart
Qantas A330-200 approaching runway 16R
Some plane spotting before heading to gate.
China Eastern in SkyTeam colours
Duty Free area
I like having some food before boarding and hopped in McD for a bite.
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.
I didn't mind the delay as it reduced my transit time.
Singapore Airlines SQ 241 taxiing
After a delay of an hour, SQ241 landed
Arriving at gate
Ground activities commences
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.
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.
Being summer, it was getting dark as flight headed West.
Menu with headphone
After attaining cruise altitude, seat belt sign was switched off.
Cabin service commenced with peanuts distribution
Singapore Airlines B777-200ER Safety card
Silk Air route map
Shortly after dinner service commenced. Choice was Chicken or Beef.
I chose the chicken, which was well prepared along with red wine.
It was dark outside the window as the flight headed north west towards Singapore
Inflight Entertainment Screen [IFE]
Cabin light were turned off after dinner. It wasn't snooze time yet, checked the entertainment options. Selected comedy.
Watched some episodes of the Big Bang Theory
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
About 2 hrs before landing, refreshment service commenced.
I chose the noodles option for refreshment along with orange juice
Noodles were warm and soft.
Somewhere over Indonesia
An hour and half to arrive in Singapore
Flew over the East Coast Park to approach Changi Airport. Watch the video for arrival in Singapore.
Singapore Airlines 9V-SVL at gate
Flight had arrived at Terminal 3.
Visitors taking picture with art work.
Year of Goat - 2015
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.
End of Trip
Sydney - SYD
Singapore - SIN
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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