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Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ 222 SYD-SIN
Reg : 9V-SKK
Aircraft: Airbus A380-841
Departure - SYD : 16.05
Arrival - SIN : 21.45
Flight time : 8h 25m
Distance : 6,305 kilometers or 3,404 nautical miles.
This report is from 2011 trip to Mumbai via Singapore. The ticket was booked from SQ website few days before trip. I would be staying in Singapore for 1 day.
Singapore Airlines offered web check-in. I checked for the flight prior to arriving at the airport.After arriving at the airport, dropped bag at the counter. Passport was checked and bag was checked till Singapore. Collected the immigration card and boarding pass.
Having arrived early and check-in completed, I had time to spare for planespotting.
Sydney Airport used to have an open observation deck to view airside, which was closed permanently on 3 March 2014.
Special visitor Dubai Boeing 747-400
Departure from runway 16R
While planespotting completed the immigration form. After having some food in the food court, passed immigration and security.
With still time for boarding continued planespotting. View of SQ 9V-SKK to Singapore.
Jetstar Airways Airbus A330.
Landing in afternoon from runway 07
Singapore Airlines in clear view with Etihad and United Airlines Boeing 747-400 to San Francisco and Los Angeles in the background.
Pacific Blue operating to Samoa.
towards the gate 55
Virgin Blue on approach towards runway 07
Malaysian Airlines Boeing 747-400
Rex Airlines Saab 340b
Thai Airways HS-TNF Mae Hong Son" Airbus 340-600
Air New Zealand Airbus 320 about to land on runway 07
Taxi towards gate
Air Pacific to Nadi, Fiji.
Taxi to runway.
Boeing 747 using half the runway to take off on a short flight
Taxing to parallel runway 16L
Virgin Blue passing the planespotting location - Shep's Mound in front of the control tower.
Landing on runway 07
Qantas Boeing 767-300 taxing towards runway 16L.
Qantas Boeing 767-300 about to touchdown.
Most arrival in the afternoon were domestic flights.
Jetstar Airways on approach.
Dash 8 turbo-prop flying about to land.
Qantas Boeing 737-800
Virgin Australia Embraer E170
Jetstar Airways Airbus A330 parked in remote bay.
Rex on approach
Jetstar before touchdown.
British Airway BA16 Sydney-Singapore-London towed to gate.
Qantas Boeing 747-400
View of the terminal gate
Jetstar Airways tugged for pushback.
View of shopping area
China Airlines in special livery.
Sydney Airport Logo
Qantas Airbus A380 rolling to takeoff
United Boeing 747-400 taxies towards runway 16R
Qantas Boeing 747-400 taxies towards International Terminal.
I proceeded towards the departure gate passing the duty free shops.
Cathay Pacific pushback with city skyline as United ready to depart to Los Angeles.
Duty Free shopping
Passage through shops after security.
Flight Information Board
Walking towards the boarding gate.
Malaysian Airlines to Kuala Lumpur pushback in progress.
British Airways OneWorld livery Boeing 747-400 to operate BA10 Sydney- Bangkok- London
Qantas Airbus A330
Walkway towards gate
View of flight information and signage
Air China Airbus A330-200
Etihad A6-EHL Airbus A340-600 to Abu Dhabi
Virgin Atlantic "Indian Princess" G-VGOA Airbus A340-600 to Hong Kong and London
Virgin landing approaching runway 07 between 2 Airbus A340-600's
Qantas Boeing 737-400
Qantas Boeing 767-300
Reached boarding area before announcement and waited for call.
Boarding Area Gate 57
As I was seating on the upper deck, boarding bridge was shared with Business class.
Crew commenced service in business class
Settled in my seat and view of outside.
Jetstar with Sydney tower in view
As boarding was completed, crew began distributing warm towels and menu.
Pushback commenced on-time shortly after boarding was completed. Safety instruction was played on individual seat display. Before taxi, Captain came on speaker and welcomed passengers and provided flight information. Taxi was towards runway 16R. Below view of Royal Flying Doctors aircraft catering to regional patients.
Qantas Domestic Terminal
City view over the Airbus A380 wing.
Dubai Boeing 747-400 aircraft in remote bay
Thai Airways A340 to Bangkok following the SQ.
Runway 16R was used for heavy departure. Watch video to enjoy the view. Headed South and then West and towards North West with Airport in view through the clouds.
Flight Information after departure..
Cabin service commenced with drinks I selected Singapore sling and got peanut packed.
View while cruising during autumn
Storage bins in upper deck for economy passengers. Though good for storage creates a distance between seat and window. Unable to get support for pillow while sleeping unlike other aircraft's or lower deck.
Crew distributing amenity kit in the short cabin.
View of Singapore Sling
Upper deck cabin view
Amenity kit, menu with headphones
Seat pocket contained SliverKris, KrisShop and KrisWorld magazine
Singapore Airlines fleet information - Mar 2011
Onboard entertainment - The Big Bang Theory was popular.
Dinner was served after drinks
I had chosen Chinese style black pepper chicken chop with selected vegs and steamed rice with Tiger Beer. Ice cream was served for dessert, which I didn't eat.
Flying somewhere over Northern Territory
After dinner, stretched legs in the main deck downstairs. Main deck economy seating - 3-4-3
Upper deck economy seating 2-4-2
Crew provided water and drinks at regular intervals
Somewhere close to Yulara - NT
Rested after the dinner and woke somewhere over Western Australia. As aircraft was flying north being seated on the starboard side, view of the evening light . Time passed and it got dark.
Refreshment was served about an hour and half before arrival.
I chose the noodle option along with red wine.
Crew collected the tray.
An hour to arrival
Crew checked if passengers were visiting Singapore or transiting and then handed the Singapore immigration form. I took one and filled before landing.
Heading towards Indonesia
While sipping the drinks, Captain announced approach would commence soon.
Crew conducted safety checks before landing and cleared the trash.
Window view on approach towards Singapore.
Landed smoothly and after taxi arrived at gate.
View of Business class while disembarking
Crew offered to take my photo in business class seat when other had disembarked.
Thanks the crew and disembarked the aircraft. View of SQ 9V-SKK
Front view of aircraft.
Flight had arrived at Terminal 3.
Followed the sign to immigration.
Escalator towards immigration counter as can be seen there was no queue..
As I was to receive visa on arrival, immigration officer scanned and stamped the passport and then handed the stub from the immigration card to be used for departure.
Exited the immigration and headed towards the baggage collection area. Bags had started arriving. Collected bag and walked towards the exit.
Took a cab to hotel from the taxi ranks in the arrival terminal.
Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.
Singapore Airlines provided excellent service on this flight. Upper deck seating was a good experience. Enough food and drinks was supplied to keep one satisfied. Sydney Airport was easy to navigate and travel being off peak. Singapore Airport provided excellent facilities to keep winning the best airport title. Overall a very satisfying trip.