Review of Garuda Indonesia flight Yogyakarta-Java Island Makassar-Celebes Island in Economy

Airline Garuda Indonesia
Flight GA677
Class Economy
Seat 21C
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:33
Take-off 20 Sep 19, 20:00
Arrival at 20 Sep 19, 22:33
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Published on 6th November 2019

Hi Hei Helloo! Welcome back to my new flight report! This time, I'll be reporting the flight from Bandung (BDO) to Makassar (UPG) via Yogyakarta (JOG). Since domestic flight operated by jet airplane such as Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 no longer available from BDO and was moved to Kertajati (KJT) its causes so many flight was either operate by ATR72 for intra Java Island flight like to JOG and SUB, or the flight to BPN, PNK, BTH, KNO, and UPG wasn't available anymore from BDO. So we have to choose between fly from Jakarta - CGK or from BDO with transit somewhere between SUB or JOG to reach UPG as my destination for this report. 


So, me and my mom choose BDO-JOG with QG and JOG-UPG with Garuda (GA). This FR also will be the first FR after so long for GA in 2019.  


BDO Bandung (Regional) Airport to JOG


There is only Citilink (QG) and Wings (IW) that now operates flight between BDO and JOG. Surprisingly the flight was fully loaded! Even though QG is a LCC they will serve snack box on their flight with ATR 72. They operate 4 ATR transferred from GA. Back then BDO's apron full with either B737 or A320 now it was dominated by ATR 72 
 



JOG Yogyakarta Airport


Arrived from previous flight, as I was hungry so we went to KFC first then headed to the check-in area. I wasn't aware of the check-in desk without baggage at first, so I was in line at general check in desk and it took forever! So I walked to the check-in without baggage desk and it was really quick. I asked the lady if I can get window seat, but she said it was full book, but she picked the first row of Economy and both of me and my mom seated on the aisle. Sounds okay for me, rather than she put us on the last row.



FIDS and boarding lounges of JOG


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Gate 1 and Boarding Pass


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The Flight


Garuda Indonesia
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Registration: PK-GMN| Msn: 30146 | Age: 9.4 Years
Configuration: C12Y144
Origin: Adi Sucipto International Airport, Yogyakarta (JOG)
Destination: Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, Makassar (UPG)
Flight Date: Friday, 20 September 2019
Flight Distance: 654 miles / 1503 km


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The seat, legroom, the PTV IFE that mounted on the divider between C and Y class, and view to the empty C class. 



NEW Safety Video played while push back happened. 


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Everything in the seat pocket


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Garuda's Fleet and note that the sole MAX 8 that currently grounded with uncertain fate for him.


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Soon after, the crew handed out the meal, there wasn't option for the meal only the chicken with rice as not white rice eater I only took the chicken, but it was much appreciated for a domestic flight no more than 2 hours flight. There is no branded thingy on the cup maybe related to the the cost cutting stuff? 



The guy sat next to me move to the window after reaching cruising altitude and of course we both have a great space during the flight, the flight was almost full on the economy class, the only empty seat was actually the 21A which the real pax didn't make his/her connection as I know so the guy on 21B moved. So yeah what a good space! After the cabin crew cleaned up, I asked for more OJ, and I handed out my customer/ passenger voice form to him. 


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Lavatory Visit. SO before I came to the lavatory, one male cabin crew happened to cleaned it first. It was rather basic kinda old looking lavatory. It was clean


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Cabin situation, 98% Full on Economy, 0% on Business, with majority passengers were transit to the eastern part of Indonesia such as Maluku, Ambon, and Papua or intra-Celebes flight to Manado, Gorontalo, or Palu. 


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Almost there


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Cabin light were dimmed as we start descend to Makassar - UPG 



Land at UPG, the purser announced that we will parked on the remote area and she apologise for the inconvenience. 


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Disembark first as no one seated in C class. 


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The final view of PK-GMN


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UPG Makassar Airport


Bus took us to the terminal building as we parked on the remote area, the baggage reclaim area of UPG, and on our way to home. 



Thank you so much for stopping by and read my flight report! Really sorry for typo, bad grammar, etc. As I enjoyed reading/views high quality FR. So, I tried my best to deliver FR that met those standards. Hope you enjoy! Feel free to click the like button and comment down below about my flight with GIA


My other flight report:
1. Lion Air JT646 Surabaya (SUB) - Lombok (LOP)
2. Citilink Indonesia QG167 Lombok (LOP) - Jakarta (HLP)
3. Citilink Indonesia QG813 Medan (KNO) - Bandung (BDO)
4. Sriwijaya Air SJ591 Makassar (UPG) - Jakarta (CGK)
5. Indonesia Air Asia QZ257 Bangkok (DMK) to Jakarta (CGK)
6. Wings Air IW1812 Bandung (BDO) to Yogyakarta (JOG)
7. Batik Air ID6375 Yogyakarta (JOG) to Jakarta (CGK)
8. Qatar Airways QR955 Jakarta (CGK) to Doha (DOH)
9. Qatar Airways QR7 Doha (DOH) to London (LHR)

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Verdict

Garuda Indonesia

8.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.5

Yogyakarta-Java Island - JOG

7.4/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Makassar-Celebes Island - UPG

7.6/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

I was little bit surprised when they serve the hot meal service, as I thought they wouldn't serve meal service on flight below 2 hours, It was okay even tho there was no option available for the meal. The crew also really helpful and I did pretty enjoy my flight with them after last time I flew with them on CGK-BTH flight around 2017!

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