I had transit time of 6 hrs as the Sydney flight was delayed by an hour. I was happy with less transit time.
Mumbai flight was departing from Terminal 2. Took SkyTrain from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2.
Terminal 2 in the early hours of morning, activities were winding down, with shops closing. View of the air-side from waiting area.
A Tiger Airways flight was pushback, Singapore Airlines 9V-SYL B777-300 in special livery.
TR taxi to runway.
Found chair to sleep while getting my devices charged. Rested for 3 hrs as boarding time was nearing. Got freshened.
Walking to gate
Shops had just started to open, I had to buy whisky bottles. Got the bottles and onward to gate.
Mumbai flight was departing from gate F30. After completing security at the gate, had boarding pass scanned, passport checked and allowed in the waiting area. After a short wait, boarding was called by seat numbers.
As I was seated in seat 56A, was able to board first.
Pushback and Taxi
After door closed, cold towel was distributed. Safety demonstration was displayed on the personal screen. Pushback commenced on time.
Had a long taxi to runway.
Singapore Airlines A330-300 next to depart
Terminal 2 view
Seating on this flight was 3-3-3.
Flight time was 4 hrs and 55 mins.
Still 4 hrs and 25 mins to go.
Singapore - Mumbai Time difference
Seat belt signs came on and experienced some turbulence after departing Singapore.
Flying somewhere over the Malacca straits
As the flight was 70 percent full, my next seats were empty.
After stabilising, seat belt signs were turned off and cabin service commenced. Breakfast was served on the flight.
Return flight from Mumbai, lunch is served with following options.
I selected the masala thosai for breakfast.
Masala thosai, vada with minced chicken. No alcoholic beverage in the morning flight. Selected orange juice for drink.
I didn't check the entertainment.Wanted to rest as I was going to have a busy day after arrival.
After Breakfast, rested as flight flew over the Bay of Bengal.
Landfall as seen below over state of Andhra Pradesh [AP] coast. Indian customs and immigration form was distributed by crew.
Window view over AP.
Flight time 1 hr and 21 mins before arrival.
Once over the state of Maharashtra, where Mumbai is located. flew over the western ghats also known as Sahyadri is a mountain range.
Being a day flight with few arrivals, Descend commenced, Approach was straight to align with the runway 27.
Flew over the Vashi Creek and then over the Eastern Suburbs of Ghatkopar
Landing on runway 27.
Air India at Terminal 1A
View of the Terminal 1A and new control tower.
Airside view of Terminal 1B
Jet Airways, Indigo and Go Air
Go Air A320
Air India A321 parked at remote bay
Remote bay view
Spicejet, Air India and Jet Airways Lite
Mumbai's airport's cross second runway
Lesser used second runway
Crossing runway 14-32
Location of now demolished old control tower
Singapore Airlines did not land on the runway 14-32 due to close proximity to the now demolished control tower.
Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F
Emirates pusbback to Dubai
Arriving at gate
Flight arrived at the gate on time.
Everyone was seated as plane docked to the gate. Disembarkation commenced shortly.
Cabin crew was at the door to greet passengers off the plane.
Catering loading in preparation for next flight.
Singapore Airlines 9V-SVE
Walking to immigration
View of the airside
Immigration queue was short as mornings being off-peak for international flights. Took about 10 mins to clear immigration. Passport was stamped and immigration form was handed back. The stamped form was handed to police just before entering the duty free area.
Baggage took about 15 mins to arrive.
As not many flights arrive around the time, customs queue was short. Passed through customs without issues as I wasn't carrying any dutiable item.
Exiting the Terminal
After exiting the terminal, was picked and on my way home.
Western Express Highway
BEST - Mumbai's Double Decker bus
Hope you enjoyed the report. Thanks for reading.
End of Trip
Singapore - SIN
Mumbai - BOM
Singapore Airlines provided excellent onboard service. Singapore Airport provides excellent services for transit passengers. Mumbai Airport was clean and fresh being a new terminal. Being non-peak for international flights, immigration was quick. Baggage took sometime to arrive. Customs queue was short. Overall a satisfactory trip.
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