Review of Singapore Airlines flight Singapore Sydney in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ231
Class Economy
Seat 58K
Aircraft Boeing 747-400
Flight time 07:55
Take-off 05 Oct 08, 00:10
Arrival at 05 Oct 08, 11:05
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By GOLD 441
Published on 30th July 2021

Trip Report : Singapore Airlines SQ231 Singapore - Sydney


Flight Details:
Flight No: SQ 231
Reg: 9V-SPG
Aircraft: Boeing 747-412
Departure Singapore [Gate B2]: 00.10
Arrival Sydney [Gate 52]: 11.05
Flight time: 7 hours 40 minutes
Distance: 6,305 kilometers or 3,404 nautical miles.


Trip Report Video: Singapore Airlines SQ231 Singapore - Sydney


Inflight video starts from 2:21 mins.



Terminal 3 Check-in


This trip report is from trip in 2008. Photos taken with Canon PowerShot S3 IS.

Arrived at airport by Taxi.  The taxi driver on this trip was greedy type. Due to him arguing about tip, I forgot the DSLR camera and lens in taxi.

Called the taxi company but reply was driver took another ride and passenger took the bag.  I had to check-in for the flight and let go of the loss.

Check-in had commenced.


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New terminal 3


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Immigration


After completing check-in, passed immigration without issues.


Duty free area


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Flight schedule


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Garden


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Airside view


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Seating area


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Headed upstair for dinner


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Terminal 3 Departure Flight Schedule - Flight departing from gate B2


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Duty free shops close at midnight


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Silverkris Lounge


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Common security gates


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Terminal view


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Schedule


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View from smoking area


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Skytrain to Terminal T1 and T2


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Still undergoing construction


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SQ Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery


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Still time for boarding


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Arriving passengers heading towards immigration


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Arrival immigration area


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Heading towards Gate B


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Koi fish pond


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PlaneSpotting


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Boeing 777-200 in Star Alliance livery


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Ready to pushback


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Butterfly garden


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Closer to gate B


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Security Check


Gate B1-B4 have common security check. Completed security without issues and entered waiting area.


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Departure gate B2 was still not opened


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Boarding


Boarding was called by seat numbers. As I was seated in the rear boarded first.

Was seated on the starboard side. Crew began service with distribution of cold towel and menu card


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Pushback and DeparTure


Flight pushbacked and departed on time.


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flight map


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Cabin side view


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Flight information


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OnBoard Service


Crew began service with drinks and provided passengers with amenity kit.


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Chicken roll was provided with choclate


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Salmon roll


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Inflight Entertainment


Being a early morning flight, fell asleep till morning.


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Woke in morning and checked flight time.


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Window view


Sunrise outside


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Flight location


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Breakfast Service


After waking, could smell the breakfast in the cabin, light was turned on. Crew began distributing breakfast.


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scrambled egg with chicken sausage and potato hashbrown


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Outside View


View of outside while flying over South Australia


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Flight map


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Somewhere over South Australia


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Somewhere over Southern NSW


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Wing view


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Greenery closer to Eastern part of NSW


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Inflight view


Crew conducted duty free sales and provided Australian immigration forms.


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Arrival


Captain came on speaker and announced, soon to commence descent. 


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Crew commenced pre-arrival check - Window shades up, tray closed, seat upright, leg rest up, bags secured, etc


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Approach was from North


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Landed on runway 16R


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Taxi towards gate


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Closer to terminal


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View of aircraft's


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Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-200 from Buenos Aires, Argentina and Auckland


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Cathay Pacific Airbus A330


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China Eastern Airbus A330


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Philippines Airlines Airbus A330


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Disembarkation and Immigration


After disembarking, headed towards immigration, queue had formed and took sometime to exit.


Quarantine And Exit


As I had arrived from Singapore with no declarable items, I was allowed to exit.

Got a taxi and was on my way home.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

7.5/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering7.5

Singapore - SIN

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

Sydney - SYD

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

Singapore Airlines service was excellent, flight departed on time. Onboard service was organised, meal was sufficient for the flight.

Singapore Changi Terminal 3 was new and had excellent facilities. Sydney Airport was busy in the morning with many flights arriving togather.

Overall as satisfactory flight

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

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