Review of Singapore Airlines flight Sydney Singapore in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ222
Class Economy
Seat 60K
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 07:15
Take-off 19 May 08, 15:35
Arrival at 19 May 08, 20:50
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By GOLD 793
Published on 22nd May 2021

Trip Report: Sydney - Singapore on Singapore Airlines


Flight Details:
Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ 222 SYD-SIN
Reg : 9V-SKB
Aircraft: Airbus A380-841 
Departure Sydney: 15.35
Arrival Singapore: 21.50
Flight time : 8h 25m
Distance : 6,305 kilometers or 3,404 nautical miles.


Introduction


This report is from a trip to Singapore in 2008. I had booked the flight online. It was still early days of smartphones, check-in was done through website and printing on paper. This was my first trip on Airbus A380,


Trip Report Video: Singapore Airlines SQ222 Sydney To Singapore



Arriving at Airport AND CHECK-IN


Arrived at the airport by taxi early for this flight. Check-in was done online, baggage was dropped at the internet check-in desk. Got the immigration form and boarding pass from the ground agent.


Immigration and Security


Immigration was first, which didn't take long, Officer stamped the passport and next was security. Security queue was short being afternoon off-peak . Entered the duty free area soon.


Planespotting


Being early for the flight, walked around and plane-spotted.


British Airways Boeing 777


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British Airways Boeing 747


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Cathay Pacific Airbus A330


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Pacific Blue - subsidiary of Virgin Australia


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Emirates


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Virgin Atlantic


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Miss Behavin to Hong Kong


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Malaysia to Kuala Lumpur


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Melaka


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Singapore Airliners A380 9V-SKB loading


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Qantas Boeing 747


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Airport under construction


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Walking towards gate


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Boeing heaven


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One World members


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Waiting for boarding call


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Qantas Boeing 767-300


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Airbus A380 engine


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Tug ready for pushback


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BOarding Call


Boarding call was made soon.


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Boarding call was made by seating area. Seated in the rear, was called first. Passport and boarding pass was checked.  Crew was waiting to check boarding pass and directing passengers to their seats. Reached my seat, got organised.


Qantas Boeing 767-300


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British Airways  BA16 to Singapore


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Window on Airbus A380


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Wing view


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Cabin Service


Boarding completed, crew closed the overhead lockers.


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Warm towels were distributed along with menu cards


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Ready for pushback


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Window view of Qantas Boeing 747


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Departure


Pushback commenced on time, Aircraft taxied to runway 16R.


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View of Jetstar Airways


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Qantaslink Dash 400 holding for incoming aircraft


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Jetstar Airways holding


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Charter A330


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Qantas Terminal


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BA 16 to Singapore following the SQ


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Qantas Boeing 747


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Jetstar Airways A330


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Holding for Singapore Airlines to depart


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MASKargo Boeing 747-200


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Watch video for Sydney departure


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The Beach in view


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Suburb of Brighton le sands


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Heading South


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Climbing


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South East suburb of Cronulla


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View of Royal National Park


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Sydney Airport in view


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Sydney Airport as aircraft heads North


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Sydney City and Opera House


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Inflight Entertainment


Inflight entertainment remote on new aircraft


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Movie menu


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Flight information


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Windows on Airbus A380, difficult to take photos due to gap in glass.


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Current location of flight


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Flight route


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Seat view


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Just passed the Blue mountains


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Cabin Service


Menu


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Dinner


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Refreshments


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Cabin service started with drinks.


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Singapore sling, coke and sprite.


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food tray has a mirror and cup holders


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Workspace


Word processor software, had to write a few notes, plugged usb and used the staroffice 8 writer.


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Crew conducting the dinner service


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Dinner


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Chicken option


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Somewhere between Queensland and NT dinner was served.


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Window view of Evening light


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Night fall as flight heads North


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Upper Deck


After dinner, took stair to upper deck.


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Upper deck


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Chatted with crew, got a writing pad and postcards of A380. Seting was 2-4-2


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Walked back after sometime.


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Economy Cabin


View of the  lower deck economy cabin.


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Seating was 3-4-3


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Flying as night falls


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Flight location


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Another 4 hrs to arrival


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Inflight magazine containing fleet information


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Refreshments


An hour and half before arrival, refreshment was served.


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Chicken pie


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Crew clearing the trays.


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Cabin lights were dimmed during the flight.


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Close to Singapore.


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Crew preparing for arrival


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Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Safety card


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Arrival in Singapore


Captain came on mic and announced flight would commence descend. Crew began cabin inspection. Landed smoothly and taxied towards Terminal 3.


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Disembarkation was orderly, thanked the crew and disembarked in warm Singapore.


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View of aircraft after disembarking


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Front view of Airbus A380


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Proceeded towards immigration


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Terminal 3 was newly constructed.


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After completing immigration, went to collect bags.


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Baggage claim information screen


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Singapore Airlines SQ222 bags arriving on belt 43


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Exiting the Airport


Exited the airport and took taxi to city.


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Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

8.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering8.0

Sydney - SYD

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Singapore - SIN

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

Conclusion

Singapore Airlines service was excellent, flight departed and arrived on time, crew was friendly. A very satisfactory flight.

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

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