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Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ 220 SYD-SIN
Reg : 9V-SMR
Aircraft: Boeing 747-412
Dep - SYD : 8.05
Arr - SIN : 14.25
Flight time : 7 hours, 50 minutes
Distance : 6,305 kilometers or 3,404 nautical miles.
This report continues from the flight in 2005 Read trip report here: Singapore Airlines SQ421 Mumbai to Singapore.
I was travelling to Mumbai for a long stay. I would be transitting through Singapore.
I had booked flight through local travel agent for this trip. Online booking was not available in those days. For check-in I had arrived at the airport earlier. Baggage allowance was 30Kg and handbag was 7kg for the flight.
My passport and visa was checked, I was handed boarding card and immigration form.
After filling the immigration form, I headed to the immigration counter which was busy due to peak hours. After completing immigration, passed security and was in the departure area.
Flight would be departing from gate 52. I got a magazine for reading before boarding the flight. Boarding call was made and queued up to board as I was sitting in the last section.
Passport and boarding card was checked before being allowed to proceed. Crew was waiting at the door to direct passengers. I had requested for window seat during check-in. Cold towels were distributed after cabin door was closed. Safety demonstration was conducted by crew manually.
It was a cloudy spring day of September, landing and departure were from runway 16R for long haul flights. Flying over South Sydney before turning West.
Disappearing under the clouds. On attaining cruising altitude, crew began service.
Cabin service began with juice. I selected the orange juice. Followed by meal which was chicken or fish. I had chosen the fish option.
After meal, watched some shows and rested. Below flght path.
Most of the passengers were resting after the meal, Crew went around with water and juice- orange or apple.
Flight path it was hot outside and the windows shades on the starboard side were closed.
Flight information with 4 more hours to go.
Aircraft headed North towards the sea.
Cabin service commenced again as the aircraft flew closer to Indonesia. Passenger were offered rolls.
Soon it was time for arrival, crew carried out safety check, windows shades up, seat upright, tray tables closed. footrest up.
After disembarkation, I had 5 hrs of transit. Spent time shopping for alcohol and gifts as it was cheaper in Singapore than Sydney.
I did not document the Singapore - Mumbai flight being a night flight on Boeing 777-300.
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Singapore Airlines has always provided consistent service, food was decent. Singapore Airport was efficient and easy to travel. I had a satisfactory flight as with other flight I had before.