Review of Singapore Airlines flight Singapore Mumbai in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ422
Class Economy
Seat 56A
Aircraft Boeing 777-200ER
Flight time 05:20
Take-off 05 Feb 15, 07:45
Arrival at 05 Feb 15, 10:35
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By 904
Published on 15th March 2019
Singapore Airlines SQ422 Singapore - Mumbai

Flight Details

Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight No: SQ422
Aircraft : Boeing 777-212ER
Rego: 9V-SVE
Departure Singapore (SIN) Terminal 2 Gate F30: 7:45 am
Arrives Mumbai (BOM) Terminal 2: 10:35 am
Flight time: 4 hours 55 minutes
Distance: 3,899 kilometers

Trip Report: Singapore Airlines 9V-SVE SQ422 SIN - BOM

Do watch the video to experience the flight.



Introduction

This trip report is from a flight in Feb 2015. This trip report covers the flight from Singapore to Mumbai on Boeing 777-200ER. After arriving from Sydney on SQ, read trip report: Singapore Airlines 9V-SVL SQ242 Sydney - Singapore

Transit

I had transit time of 6 hrs as the Sydney flight was delayed by an hour. I was happy with less transit time.

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SkyTrain

Mumbai flight was departing from Terminal 2. Took SkyTrain from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2.

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Airside view

Terminal 2 in the early hours of morning, activities were winding down, with shops closing. View of the air-side from waiting area.

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A Tiger Airways flight was pushback, Singapore Airlines 9V-SYL B777-300 in special livery.

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TR taxi to runway.

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Resting

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.

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Gate F30

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.

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Window view

As I was seated in seat 56A, was able to board first.

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Pushback and Taxi

After door closed, cold towel was distributed. Safety demonstration was displayed on the personal screen. Pushback commenced on time.

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Had a long taxi to runway.

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Singapore Airlines A330-300 next to depart

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Terminal 2 view

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Terminal 1

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Cabin view

Seating on this flight was 3-3-3.

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Flight maps

Flight time was 4 hrs and 55 mins.

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Still 4 hrs and 25 mins to go.

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Flight information

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Singapore - Mumbai Time difference

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Window view

Seat belt signs came on and experienced some turbulence after departing Singapore.

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Flying somewhere over the Malacca straits

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Flight path

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Seating

As the flight was 70 percent full, my next seats were empty.

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Flight map

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Flight information

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Cabin service

After stabilising, seat belt signs were turned off and cabin service commenced. Breakfast was served on the flight.

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Menu

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Breakfast

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Breakfast options

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Lunch

Return flight from Mumbai, lunch is served with following options.

Indian selection

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International selection

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Breakfast packaging

I selected the masala thosai for breakfast.

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Masala thosai, vada with minced chicken. No alcoholic beverage in the morning flight. Selected orange juice for drink.

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Entertainment

I didn't check the entertainment.Wanted to rest as I was going to have a busy day after arrival.

Flight map

After Breakfast, rested as flight flew over the Bay of Bengal.

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Window view

Landfall as seen below over state of Andhra Pradesh [AP] coast. Indian customs and immigration form was distributed by crew.

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Window view

Window view over AP.

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Flight information

Flight time 1 hr and 21 mins before arrival.

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Sahyadri mountains

Once over the state of Maharashtra, where Mumbai is located. flew over the western ghats also known as Sahyadri is a mountain range.

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Approaching Mumbai

Being a day flight with few arrivals, Descend commenced, Approach was straight to align with the runway 27.

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Flew over the Vashi Creek and then over the Eastern Suburbs of Ghatkopar

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and Kurla.

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Landing

Landing on runway 27.

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Air India at Terminal 1A

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Indian Airlines

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Indigo

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Terminal 1A

View of the Terminal 1A and new control tower.

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Terminal 1B

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Airside view of Terminal 1B

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Jet Airways, Indigo and Go Air

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Go Air A320

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Fire Brigade

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Air India A321 parked at remote bay

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Remote bay view

Spicejet, Air India and Jet Airways Lite

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Mumbai's airport's cross second runway

Lesser used second runway

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Crossing runway 14-32

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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.

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Cargo Terminal

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Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F

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Vistara A320

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Emirates

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Emirates pusbback to Dubai

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Arriving at gate

Flight arrived at the gate on time.

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Disembarkation

Everyone was seated as plane docked to the gate. Disembarkation commenced shortly.

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Aerobridge

Cabin crew was at the door to greet passengers off the plane.

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Airside view

Catering loading in preparation for next flight.

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Singapore Airlines 9V-SVE

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Walking to immigration

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View of the airside

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Immigration

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 collection

Baggage took about 15 mins to arrive.

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Customs

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.

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Western Express Highway

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Towards Kalina

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BEST - Mumbai's Double Decker bus

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Hope you enjoyed the report. Thanks for reading.

End of Trip

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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

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

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.

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

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