Review of Singapore Airlines flight Mumbai Singapore in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ421
Class Economy
Seat 54A
Aircraft Boeing 777-200
Flight time 04:20
Take-off 04 Apr 11, 07:45
Arrival at 04 Apr 11, 14:35
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By GOLD 508
Published on 9th February 2022

Trip Report: Singapore Airlines SQ421 Mumbai - Singapore


Flight Details:
Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ 421 BOM - SIN
Reg : 9V-SQM
Aircraft: Boeing 777-212/ER
Dep - BOM : 07.45
Arr - SIN : 2.35
Flight time : 4 hours 55 minutes
Distance : 3,899 kilometers


Trip Video: Singapore Airlines SQ421 Mumbai - Singapore



Introduction


This report is a 2011 trip from Mumbai. To read the inbound trip report: SQ422 Singapore - Mumbai


Arriving at Airport


Arrived early to Airport while it was still dark.  As the airport was under private management,  can see the new logo - peacock feather.


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Waited on the landside and watched the new Terminal 2 under-construction, Design of which is based on peacock - India's national bird.


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View of Terminal 2A - which used to serve all other airlines except Air India and Star Alliance members.


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 Arrivals car park  and Terminal C which was used by Air India and Star Alliance members, Terminal B was not in use.


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With morning being mostly arrivals from Middle East, Departure was not busy.


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view of the now demolished Terminal 2 A and B


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Its was time for check-in. Walked towards Terminal 2C


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View before getting ticket and passport checked at entrance.


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Check-in


After completing security check, arrived at the Singapore Airlines check-in counter. I would be transiting through Singapore. Got bags weighed and checked till Sydney, Received the boarding pass for both flights along with immigration form. Got handbag tags from Singapore Airlines for security stamp.


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Immigration and Security


After completing the immigration form, walked towards the corridor. Mumbai departure used to be immigration and then security, which is other way round in the new terminal 2.


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There was no queue at Immigration. Custom checked was conducted after immigration. Security was quick and down in the departure area.
Boarding pass and baggage tag was stamped by security, Passengers were not allowed to board.without the handbag tag stamp, 
Ethiopian Airlines crew waiting for others after security check.


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Duty free Area


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Few shops in duty free.


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Gate signage and some lounges


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Flight Schedule


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Direction to boarding gate


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Some food outlets


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Waiting area


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Closer view of flight schedule - SQ was not listed


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Explored the terminal while waiting for gate number to show.


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Coffee shops


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Passengers waiting for boarding call, mostly to Middle east destinations.


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Waiting near gate area which had drinking fountains.


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Singapore Airlines would be departing from Gate 8.


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Boarding


After waiting some time, Boarding call was made on time. Queue formed by seat numbers. Passport, boarding pass and stamped handbag tags was checked.


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view of Singapore Airlines 9V-SQM operating SQ421 with a Kuwaiti Airways A340 pushbacked to the left of the picture, Crew greeted passengers at the board and directed them towards their seats.


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View of Business class seats


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Walking towards the rear of cabin. Having changed the departure schedule to early time. Flight was half full. As I was seated in the rear, Front cabin was empty when I boarded.


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Economy cabin 3-3-3


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Occupied the assigned seat, window view of the terminal


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QF51 to Singapore and Brisbane. I had traveled on this flight till Singapore in 2010, Read report here: Qantas QF51 BNE-SIN.

Jet Airways used to be India's biggest carrier in those days.


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View of the under-construction terminal.


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Cabin filled up and crew began distributing cold towels.


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Flight information


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Waiting for pushback


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View of Air India's new livery


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Pushback and Departure


Pushback commenced and aircraft taxied towards runway 27. Watch the departure video above.


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Departure queue waiting for other departures and arrivals


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Airport taxiway under construction


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Air India A319 arriving


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After some waiting, rolled on runway 27 and departed towards the West and over the Arabian sea.


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Flight continued west and then turned South, Overflying the southern tip of Island of Mumbai and then turned East.


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Cabin view after departure.


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Captain and crew provided flight details.


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Flight information


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Seat Pocket MAterial


Seat pocket contained Silverkris, KrisWorld and KrisShop magazine.


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Menu was distributed before the breakfast service


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Menu details


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Breakfast details


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Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 Safety Card


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I had picked newspaper for reading at the aerobridge. Wanting to rest before arrival, I didn't use the entertainment system


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Flying over the Southern India


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Cabin view


Passengers were mostly resting due to early check-in for this flight. Very few watching entertainment.


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3 more hours of flying.


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Cabin Service


Breakfast was provided after an hour of departure.


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I had chosen the mutton kheema. Alcohol was not served on the morning. Drinks option was orange juice, tea or coffee.


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Trays were collected and window shades were pulled down.


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Arrival in Singapore


Rested after breakfast and slept. Woke to announcement of arrival soon. Crew commenced safety check and cleared the rubbish.


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Crew checked passengers if they were transiting or entering Singapore and then handling Singapore immigration forms. As I would be transiting, I didn't take the form.


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Flying over clouds


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Passing Malaysia


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Screen displaying connection gate details.


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Landing was smooth, check video. after a short taxi arrived at gate.


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Window view after reaching gate


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Disembarkation was orderly


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View of cabin before disembarkation


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Business Class


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Thanked the crew and exited the aircraft.


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I had a long transit but stayed in the airport till next flight.

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

Mumbai - BOM

6.8/10
Efficiency6.5
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.5

Singapore - SIN

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

Conclusion

SQ operated early morning flight due to runway repair at Mumbai, had to wake early to reach airport, Most of the flight, I rested. Flight departed and arrived on-time, food provided was enough for the length of the journey. Mumbai Airport was hassle free, Terminal was to be demolished hence facilities were limited. Singapore airport provided a good transit experience. Overall a satisfactory flight,

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

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