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This report is from a trip in 2007. Click the bold text to read the earlier flight: Trip Report : Singapore - Mumbai on Singapore Airlines. Aircraft in this trip report is Boeing 777-300 - non ER version.
Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ 422 SIN - BOM
Reg : 9V-SYI
Aircraft: Boeing 777-312
Dep - SIN : 07.30
Arr - BOM : 10.45
Flight time : 4 hours 55 minutes
Distance : 3,899 kilometers
I had stopped in Singapore enroute to Mumbai to visit relative working in Singapore. I had to arrive early,at the airport for catch this flight, took a taxi from city. I had spare time and while away taking photos.
View of Terminal 3 under construction.
I had spare time and did planespotting from viewing deck in Terminal 1.
Air China Boeing 737
Time flew and I went to the arrival area to pick my luggage from the left baggage counter.
Arrival area in Terminal
Mumbai flight would be departing from Terminal 2.
Check-in counter was not opened as I had arrived early.
Check-in counter opened 2 hours before departure. Check-in row was 7.
Terminal 2 morning flight schedule.
Self-check Kiosk- was not available for this flight.
I was one of the early passengers to check-in, ground staff checked my ticket, passport and visa. Got the boarding pass and I was ready for immigration.
I had kept the immigration stub received on arrival. When exiting, handed the stub and visa checked and passport was stamped.
I was allowed to enter the departure. Terminal 3 model on display in the public area. I purchased gifts from the duty free shops. Walked towards gate area for security check.
Gate was opened, I passed through security, had boarding pass checked and was allowed in the waiting area. Aircraft registration was 9V-SYI which is a Boeing 777-300, a non ER version.
Boarding call was made, The waiting area was not crowded. Crew was waiting at the door to welcome and direct passengers to their seats.
I reached my seat and settled down. Had chosen 2-seater in the 2nd last row. The next seat was empty.
Boarding completed soon, crew distributed cold towel on boarding. Pushback commenced with crew demonstrating the safety details.
After a short taxi, departed from Singapore.
View of Changi airport in 2007
On reaching cruise, crew distributed menu cards.
Menu on board for Economy passengers. Cabin service commenced with drinks
Window view heading West towards Bay of Bengal.
Morning flight, most passengers were still resting and it was a quiet cabin.
I chose the Thosai with chicken kheema option, which was soft and chicken kheema was good,
Top view of tray
Flying over Malacca strait
Cabin view after breakfast, not much activity. No IFE in use as most passengers were resting. Probably due to early arrival at the airport. Crew on board served water and drinks during the flight.
As I was not interested in entertainment, I watched outside the window. Sun was on the other side. My row of seats was empty except the window seat on other side.
Apart from turbulence over Bay of Bengal, the rest of the flight was uneventful. Flight path was close to Chennai. Crew started distributing the immigration and custom form.
I took 1 form and filled before arriving in Mumbai.
Form distribution in other aisle
Most of the flight was quiet with very little activity.
Window shades were down as sun was blazing inside the cabin from starboard side.
I got up to stretch my legs.
Window on Boeing 777-300
Last section on Boeing 777-300
Captain came on the speaker and announced descend will commence shortly.
Series of turn to reduce altitude.
Crew checked the cabin and cleared rubbish. Seat were set upright, window shades were drawn up.
Clear skies above clouds in September.
Approach was from the East to land on runway 27. It had rained in Mumbai during September. Landing was on wet runway. After landing exited the runway and taxied towards International terminal.
Kingfisher Airlines and Indian Airlines - Both have ceased operations. Kingfisher due to bankruptcy and other merged with Air India.
Terminal 1A - Domestic
Indian Airlines ready to taxi
Sahara Airlines and Het Airways both have ceased operation. Sahara had merged with Jet Airways.
Jet Airways was a big airlines in 2007
Go Airways had colourful aircarfts.
Taxi took around 10-15 mins
Old ATC tower, which is now demolished. Being close to runway 14, Singapore Airlines used to stop or change flight times on non- availability of main runway 09-27
Jet Airways Boeing 777
Air India A310 parked in remote bay.
view of taxi way, looking towards domestic terminal.
Exiting taxi way towards International terminal
Air India Express Boeing 737-800
Mumbai Airport Terminal 2A which is demolished now.
Indian Airlines A300 at Terminal 2B
Terminal 2B was not used during this time, Just the gate were used for boarding and disembarkation. Leased Boeing 757 operating Kuwait flight.
Singapore Airlines was in alliance with Air India which used Terminal 2C
Arriving at gate
Airside view as flight was connected to airbrdge
Leased Air India Boeing 767-300
Disembarkation was orderly, seated in the last seat, I chatted and thanked crew.
I chose this flight to avoid the chaos at immigration. International terminal was not busy in the morning as few international flight arrived.
Evening Singapore flight arrived in peak time along with Middle east flight, which used cause delay at immigration and custom.
After clearing immigration, I used the green channel in custom as I want carrying anything declarable.
Upon clearing customs, I exited the terminal 2c, felt the humidity and start sweating. Met with relatives and headed home.
Singapore Airlines provided good service, on board Flight departed and arrived on time. Crew on board were friendly.
Singapore is a good and safe stop over destination. I spent few days before catching the flight.
Mumbai Airport international terminals have been demolished, replaced by a World class facility. Overall had a satisfactory flight.