Review of Singapore Airlines flight Singapore Mumbai in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ422
Class Economy
Seat 56A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 05:45
Take-off 22 Sep 07, 07:30
Arrival at 22 Sep 07, 10:45
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By GOLD 3005
Published on 11th February 2021

Trip Report : Singapore Airlines SQ422 Singapore - Mumbai


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.

Flight Details:
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


Introduction


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.


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Changi ATC


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View of Terminal 3 under construction.


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Planespotting


I had spare time and did planespotting from viewing deck in Terminal 1.


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Air China Boeing 737


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Valuair A320


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Arrival Area


Time flew and I went to the arrival area to pick my luggage from the left baggage counter.


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Arrivals schedule


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Arrival area in Terminal


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Mumbai flight would be departing from Terminal 2.


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Check-in counter was not opened as I had arrived early.


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Check-in


Check-in counter opened 2 hours before departure. Check-in row was 7.


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Terminal 2 morning flight schedule.


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Self-check Kiosk- was not available for this flight.


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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.


Immigration and Shopping


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.


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Boarding


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.


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Boarding call was made,  The waiting area was not crowded. Crew was waiting at the door to welcome and direct passengers to their seats.


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OnBoard


I reached my seat and settled down. Had chosen 2-seater in the 2nd last row. The next seat was empty.


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Departure


Boarding completed soon, crew distributed cold towel on boarding.  Pushback commenced with crew demonstrating the safety details.

After a short taxi, departed from Singapore.


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View of Changi airport in 2007


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Cabin Service


On reaching cruise, crew distributed menu cards.


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Menu on board for Economy passengers. Cabin service commenced with drinks


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Window view heading West towards Bay of Bengal.


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Morning flight, most passengers were still resting and it was a quiet cabin.


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Breakfast


I chose the Thosai with chicken kheema option, which was soft and chicken kheema was good,


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Top view of tray


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Flying over Malacca strait


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Cabin view


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.


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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.


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Inflight


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.


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I took 1 form and filled before arriving in Mumbai.


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Form distribution in other aisle


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Video: Crew Distributing Immigration Form



Most of the flight was quiet with very little activity.


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Window shades were down as sun was blazing inside the cabin from starboard side.


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I got up to stretch my legs.


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Window on Boeing 777-300


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Last section on Boeing 777-300


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Arrival


Captain came on the speaker and announced descend will commence shortly.


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Series of turn to reduce altitude.


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Crew checked the cabin and cleared rubbish. Seat were set upright, window shades were drawn up.


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Clear skies above clouds in September.


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Landing


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.


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Kingfisher Airlines and Indian Airlines - Both have ceased operations. Kingfisher due to bankruptcy and other merged with Air India.


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Terminal 1A - Domestic


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Indian Airlines ready to taxi


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Terminal 1B

Sahara Airlines and Het Airways both have ceased operation. Sahara had merged with Jet Airways.


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Jet Airways was a big airlines in 2007


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Go Airways had colourful aircarfts.


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Sahara Airlines


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Taxi took around 10-15 mins


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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


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Cargo terminal


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Jet Airways Boeing 777


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Fedex MD11F


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Biz jet


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Air India A310 parked in remote bay.


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view of taxi way, looking towards domestic terminal.


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Exiting taxi way towards International terminal


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Air India Express Boeing 737-800


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Mumbai Airport Terminal 2A which is demolished now.


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Indian Airlines A300 at Terminal 2B


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Terminal 2B was not used during this time, Just the gate were used for boarding and disembarkation. Leased Boeing 757 operating Kuwait flight.


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Singapore Airlines was in alliance with Air India which used Terminal 2C


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Arriving at gate


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Airside view as flight was connected to airbrdge


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Leased Air India Boeing 767-300


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Disembarkation


Disembarkation was orderly, seated in the last seat, I chatted and thanked crew.


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Immigration and Custom


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.


Exiting Airport


Upon clearing customs, I exited the terminal 2c, felt the humidity and start sweating. Met with relatives and headed home.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

7.9/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering8.0

Singapore - SIN

8.5/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Mumbai - BOM

6.5/10
Efficiency6.5
Access7.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

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.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Mumbai (BOM)

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