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Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight: SQ422 SIN - BOM
Departure - SIN: 2:30 AM
Arrival - BOM: 4:45 AM
Flight time: 04:50 hrs
Distance: 2,423 miles/3,899 km
This trip is from 2011 trip to Mumbai from Singapore. After arriving from Sydney, Read report: SQ 222 Sydney to Singapore.
This Mumbai trip was after many years. Due to runway work at Mumbai, SQ changed the 7 a.m morning service to depart at 2 a.m.
SQ's India flights departed from Terminal 2.
After returning from city, I collected handbag and arrived at airport early.
With no GST benefits in Singapore shopping and nothing of interest to roam in humidity. Headed to the airport and checked my bag very early. No on was in the queue, check-in didn't take long. Had a chat about best perfume with the check-in agent.
Decided to checkout other terminals and planespotting.
Terminal 2 view
Skytrain to Terminal 1
Escalator to viewing gallery
Renovated Terminal 1
View of departure area
More variety at Terminal 1 with mostly One World on pier and other airlines on opposite pier. The side bar here is flat making it easier to place the camera.
Singapore Airlines Cargo
Good place to wait.
Jetstar and Valuair livery
Cathay Pacific arrives from Hong Kong
Myanmar Airways International
Myanmar Airways International closeup view
China Southern Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines
Jetstar Airways pushback
Lion Airways from Indonesia
Air Aisa - Malaysian flag
Cathay Pacific pushback
Time passed quickly and I decided to enter the departure area. Returned to terminal 2 and passed immigration in less than a min.
With ample time on hand, continued spotting from Terminal 2.
Mostly Silk Air and Singapore Airlines parked at this spot.The side bar here is angled down making it difficult to place the camera.
Air Phil Express from Philippines
Silk Air pushback
Silk Air and Lufthansa Boeing 747-400
Skytrain towards T1
Arriving at Terminal 1
Qantas Airbus 330
Air France and China Airlines
Air Niugini and Air France
Air France pushback
Qantas to Brisbane
Renovated Terminal 1
Terminal 3 common gates
Mostly Singapore Airlines as other carriers are parked on the side with no clear view. The side bar here is flat surface making it easier to place the camera but difficult to take photos as the planes are parked at an angle.
Singapore Airlines A380
Singapore Airlines A380 and A330
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777
Time to head back to Terminal 2
View of Terminal 2
Skytrain to Terminal 2
Waiting for doors to close
Terminal 2 Arrivals
It was boarding time and headed for the gates. Reached boarding area, where security check was conducted.
Most of the other passengers had already boarded. Passport and boarding pass was checked. 9V-SQM would be operating to Mumbai.
Tried a quick shot to get the registration but reflection was unavoidable.
Cabin Crew greeted passengers and directed them to seat. Flight was partially full. Crew distributed menu.
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 Safety Card
KrisShop, SilverKris and KrisWorld magazine in seat pocket along with sickness bag
Pushback commenced on time. Safety check was conducted and video was displayed on individual screen.
After departure crew commenced service.
Side view of cabin 3-3-3 configuration
I changed the seat after supper. Last row 2-seater was reserved for crew rest.
Cabin was darkened
Individual screen display
International Selection - Lamb with veggies
Approaching South India
Arriving in an hour and half
Cabin was darkened after supper.
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 economy cabin
I had informed crew and changed seat, most passengers were sleeping through the flight. hardly anyone got up after departure till arrival. Crew distributed water and drinks at regular interval.
Crew began distributing immigration forms and warm towels
view of safety card
Landing was smooth, check video above.
Arrived at gate with GF057 to Bahrain in view.
Window view on arrival as QR pushback to Doha
Disembarkation was orderly.
Mumbai Terminal C was used in those days and had limited view of the airside
Terminal was renovated before demolition.
View of Gulf Air Airbus A320 and Qatar Airways Airbus 340-600
Corridor to Immigration
Had to take escalator to reach immigration area
Immigration queue didn't take long. At custom was able to pass without issue as I wasn't carrying dutiable item.
After passing custom, handed the stamped form to police and exited the terminal. Waited to be picked up.
Drive from Airport.
Western Express Highway was busy as usual.
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Woke early and went for short city trip.
Singapore Taxi - As says on the taxi, time for food.
Tea with condensed milk
Orchard road view
Singapore Airlines provided good service, flight departed and arrived on time, food and entertainment was adequate. Crew were friendly. Singapore Changi was provided excellent facilities to pass time with food outlets and waiting area. Mumbai Airport terminal was to be demolished to make way for new terminal 2. As the terminal was managed by private company, services had improved. Overall a satisfactory flight.