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
SQ   #5 out of 93 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 676 reviews
By GOLD 6427
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.


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.

photo dsc04693


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

photo dsc04677

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

photo dsc04680

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

photo dsc04682

With spare time.

photo dsc04684

Terminal 2 view.

photo dsc04692

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

photo dsc04691

view of the Changi control tower from the SkyTrain

photo dsc04694

Terminal 1

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

photo dsc04697

Transit area view of Terminal 1 from the viewing area.

photo dsc04698

Plane spotting

Viewing area in Terminal 1

photo dsc04706

China Eastern and Jetstar Asia in view.

photo dsc04704

KLM Boeing 747-400

photo dsc04707

Boarding Time

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

photo dsc04709

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.


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.


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.

photo dsc04717

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

photo dsc04716


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.

photo dsc04714

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.

photo sydneyairport26


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.


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

photo sydneyairport27

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

photo sydneyairport28

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.

Thanks for reading.


Bonus : Click here display
See more


Singapore Airlines

Cabin crew8.0

Singapore - SIN


Sydney - SYD



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)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 37 avis concernant 4 compagnies sur la ligne Singapore (SIN) → Sydney (SYD).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Singapore Airlines avec 8.6/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 7 heures et 44 minutes.

  More information


If you liked this review or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post a comment below !

Login to post a comment.