Review of Singapore Airlines flight Osaka Singapore in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ621
Class Economy
Seat 54D
Aircraft Airbus A350-900
Flight time 06:13
Take-off 23 Feb 20, 16:47
Arrival at 23 Feb 20, 22:57
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By 1172
Published on 31st May 2020

introduction


It's time to go home and just as the pandemic is starting to escalate. I'm glad I managed to squeeze in this trip but it's time to go home and stay safe from the virus. Visited quite a number of cities this trip and felt fulfilled from my yearly time off work. As I didn't manage to get a window seat this flight, there won't be any sky shots.


Routing


Singapore Airlines
SQ621
Kansai International Airport (KIX) - Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN)
A350-900
9V-SHM
Economy Class
Gate 37

ETD: 04:55PM
ATD: 04:47PM (8 minutes early)
ETA: 11:05PM
ATA: 10:57PM (8 minutes early) 


check-in


I spent the last half-day eating and celebrating my friend's birthday with a Family Mart cake. After lunch, we headed to the airport via the Nankai Line. A direct train service from Namba station which is cheaper than using JR.


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Arrived at KIX which was quieter than I expected but it was probably due to the lack of tourists visiting from China.


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SQ uses Check-in row and automated check-in machines with regular bag drops.


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Boarding pass for this flight using SQ's paper ticket.


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Airside


After dropping off our bags, we crossed over to airside. 


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After walking about the duty-free area for a while, we took the shuttle to the satellite terminal.


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Spotted our plane as the shuttle zoomed past!


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After arriving at the satellite terminal, we headed to Gate 37 to have a seat.


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Gate 37 has it's own seating area. Staff was not enforcing any social distancing of sorts as the pandemic hasn't reached full-swing yet.


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9V-SHM and the blue skies. What a beautiful plane. Cargo and bags were being loaded onto the plane.


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Seeing as I had some time, I decided to take a walk around the terminal but there wasn't much to see in the satellite terminal.


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40 minutes before departure, boarding commenced with priority passengers.


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Queued up when our rows were called.


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Boarding the plane now.


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SQ leaves amenities out for economy passengers to take at the door. Various Singaporean newspapers and earpieces were avaliable to be grabbed although I must say SQ's earpieces leave much to be desired and you should bring your own pair (with a two-pin adapter).


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On-board


My row of seats for this flight. When I checked-in online, it was supposed to be a full flight.


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Getting comfortable in my seat. I do like this welcome animation.


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Passengers continued to board. I must thank the cabin crew as I had a large amount of figurines and they helped me store them in a separate overhead bin. 


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The HD screen of the IFE is crisp and bright. Great for movie viewing. I'm still annoyed SQ still uses a 2-pin earpiece jack in 2020. SQ, it's time to move to a single 3.5mm jack.


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The cabin doors were closed after the last passengers were boarded.


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SQ lists their connecting flights for passengers.


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A shot down the aisle.


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Our flight route for today.


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The crew handed out oshibori to passengers and I received one as well. It was lighted scented and a nice welcome on-board. 


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Space under my seat for my camera bag and shoes. Not too shabby.


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As pushback began, the safety video began playing.


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The cabin is brightly lit for take-off.


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I also had the entire row to myself despite the "full" flight! Entire rows are the best gift you can get on any economy flight.


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Spent about 15 minutes taxing to the runway.


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An interesting flight time. I hope it really doesn't take that long.


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Stretched out on my sky couch for this 7 hour flight.


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Taking off from KIX!


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Ah, we're back to normal flight time.


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The seatback contents on this flight. Safety card, Inflight WiFi, Airsickness Bag, KrisWorld, KrisShop and SilverKris magazine.



Enjoying my time on this flight.


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The plane started to level off as we passed Hiroshima.


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Watched Joker while waiting for in-flight service.


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Menus for this flight. Two options for passengers, international selection or Japanese selection.



As we reached Kyushu, the crew handed out a packet of snacks and a drink. I took a cup of white wine to wash the peas & crackers down.


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Cabin crew collecting trash from passengers.


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More images of the flight map.



Visited the loo before meal service. Simple toilet with basic amenities like mouthwash and toothbrush.


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Passing my Taiwan, the cabin crew began serving meals to the passengers.


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I took the international selection for this flight. Pork Goulash, Smoked Salmon & Pesto Pasta Salad. This meal tasted good! I enjoyed it and so did my friend as we both had it for dinner. Much better than our first flight.


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Having my meal while passing by Taiwan.


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After the meal, the crew collected the trays and served Haagen-Dazs ice cream pot.


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This happened across the Philippines and the cabin lights were dimmed to match a sunset.


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Nothing much of note happens until landing when the lights change back to normal.


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Once we landed and parked, passengers got up to grab their stuff. I sat back as I had to get my own stuff.


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disembarkation


Arrival and immigration at Changi.


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We collected our bags at Belt 45.


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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

8.8/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering8.5

Osaka - KIX

8.8/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

Singapore - SIN

8.8/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

A comfortable first flight on the A359. Also wonderful to get a entire row to myself. The crew and experience was great on this flight. IFE and catering was good as well. Hopefully everyone is safe during this pandemic and let's stay home so that this virus will blow over.

Information on the route Osaka (KIX) Singapore (SIN)

1 Comments

  • Comment 556505 by
    jish.b SILVER 285 Comments

    Always a delight to read a trip report on Singapore Airlines: thank you for sharing this with us! Now everything has changed unfortunately due to the pandemic :(
    Hopefully SQ can recover from it at some point.... Lucky you with the empty row to your self though!

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