Review of Singapore Airlines flight Singapore Sydney in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ231
Class Economy
Seat 54K
Aircraft Boeing 747-400
Flight time 06:05
Take-off 12 Mar 06, 00:30
Arrival at 12 Mar 06, 09:35
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By SILVER 6241
Published on 9th June 2020

Trip Report : Singapore - Sydney on Singapore Airlines


Flight Details:
Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ 231 SIN-SYD
Reg : 9V-SMM
Aircraft: Boeing 747-412
Dep - SIN : 00.30 am
Arr - SYD : 09:36 am
Flight time : 7 hours, 50 minutes
Distance : 6,305 kilometers or 3,404 nautical miles.


Introduction


This report  continues from the flight in 2006 Read trip report here: Singapore Airlines 9V-SYD SQ421 Mumbai to Singapore.

I spent two days in Singapore, before returning to Sydney. This report covers the flight to Sydney.

In those days, there was no wi-fi or iphones and internet was desktop based computers, yahoo was popular.


Arrival at Airport


I arrived at the airport by MRT 3 hrs before the flight. Got off the train and headed to Terminal 1 left baggage area to pick my luggage. I then proceeded to Terminal 2 using the SkyTrain for check-in.


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Check-in


Check-in went off smoothly as I was travelling light. I requested window seat which was allocated. After receiving the boarding pass,


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I had checked the flight details, before deciding to have some dinner.


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Most of the check-in areas was closing down as airport traffic was winding down.


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With spare time.


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Terminal 2 view.


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Got on the Skytrain for Terminal 1, had dinner in the restaurants. Spent sometime at the viewing area.


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view of the Changi control tower from the SkyTrain


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Terminal 1


View of the Terminal 1 checkin area while heading for dinner.


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Transit area view of Terminal 1 from the viewing area.


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Plane spotting


Viewing area in Terminal 1


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China Eastern and Jetstar Asia in view.


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KLM Boeing 747-400


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Boarding Time


Soon it was boarding time. Headed back to Terminal 2 for immigration using the SkyTrain. Check-in counter were closing down.


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Immigration and Security


immigration was quick, passport was scanned and allowed to step into the departure area. After checking the boarding gate, walked towards the boarding area.

Security was conducted at each gate. Handbag was checked. After completing security, ground staff checked the passport and boarding pass.


Boarding


After few minutes of wait, boarding was called for the flight by rows. Being seated in the last section, I queued to board the flight.

At the door, crew was waiting to check the boarding pass and directed passengers to their seats.


Departure


After all the passengers had boarded the flight, crew distributed cold towel. Amenity kit and Australian immigration form was provided to all.

Safety demonstration was conducted manually. Window view while waiting for pushback.


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Pushback had commenced and after a short taxi, aircraft reached the departure runway.


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Inflight


After departure on attaining cruising altitude. Crew began supper service. Choice was chicken with rice or fish

I had chosen the chicken option. Ice cream was distributed for dessert.


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After supper, cabin lights were switched off. Cabin was silent with most passengers sleeping including me.


Window View


When I woke in the morning, aircraft was flying over the Northern Territory.


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BreaKfast


Breakfast service began 1 and half hour before arriving in Sydney. Option was egg or noodles with pork. I chose the egg option with orange juice.


Arrival


After clearing the breakfast, Captain announced descend will commence in half hour.


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View over Southern NSW. Aircraft would be landing from South on runway 34L.


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Immigration and Quarantine


After landing and taxi, arrived at the gate.

Disembarking the flight, passed through the immigration, passport was scanned and was allowed to proceed to baggage collection.

After collecting bag, passed the Quarantine check, which was a long queue. I was allowed to pass as I wasn't carrying any declarable stuff.


ExitinG Airport


Exiting the airport took 40 mins, got picked by my friend and went home.

I hope you enjoyed the report.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

7.8/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering7.5

Singapore - SIN

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Sydney - SYD

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

Singapore Airlines service was excellent from boarding to disembarkation. Singapore Changi airport is pleasant for whether arriving, transiting or departing. Sydney airport service was only for immigration, baggage collection and quarantine. Baggage took 20 mins to arrive.

Overall I had a pleasant trip.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Sydney (SYD)

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