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Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ 231 SIN-SYD
Reg : 9V-SKB
Aircraft: Airbus A380-841
Dep - SIN : 00.58
Arr - SYD: 11.05
Flight time : 7h 55m
Distance : 6,305 kilometers or 3,404 nautical miles
This report is a 2011 trip. Continuing after arriving from Mumbai, To read trip report here: SQ421 Mumbai - Singapore.
I had plenty of time to explore the airport and for planespotting.
After deboarding with a handbag to carry, Explored Terminal 2 while planespotting.
Silk Air, Air India Express and Lufthansa
Then to Terminal 1 with Jetstar, Air Asia and Myanmar International airlines in view
Srilankan, Xiamen Airlines on the opposite pier
Close up view of Jetstar Airways
Terminal 1 had more variety. Found a comfortable sofa to relax and plane-spot while watching air-side activities. Afternoon thunderstorm as Srilankan Airbus A340 was pushbacked.
Japan Airlines Boeing 767-300 and Jetstar Airbus 330
British Airways Boeing 777 and Qantas Boeing 747
After enjoying good rest, Took Skytrain to Terminal 3 to plane-spot. Singapore Airlines Airbus A380
Singapore Airlines Airbus 330-300 and Airbus A380-800
As it got dark outside and not much visible due to reflection, headed towards Terminal 2
Skytrain to Terminal 1 and 2
Long walk use travelator
Gate open for earlier 8pm SQ flight to Sydney
Common Gate B lounges area
With plenty of time on hand, continue exploring Terminal 2 - Fern Garden
Duty Free shops in Terminal 2
Planespotting from Terminal 2, watched SilkAir push-back.
Batavia Air from Indonesia
Renovation in terminal
Walkway connection to Terminal 1
Terminal 1 has more interesting view and headed towards the viewing area to watch Air Asia pushback
Feeling hungry, I returned to Terminal 3 to have meal.
Escalator towards food court
Medu vada with coconut and tomato chutney with Sambhar
SQ231 would be departing from Terminal 3 Gate Lounge A. Reached gate area after meal and completed security check. Waited in the common seating area for boarding call.
View of common waiting area
SQ231to Sydney would be departing from Gate A1
Ground staff preparing before boarding call
Boarding call was made on time, Ground staff checked passport and scanned boarding pass. Handed the boarding pass stub and then allowed to continue boarding.
9V-SKB to operate SQ231 SIN-SYD. 3rd trip on same aircraft.
Upper Deck Boarding
Queue formed to board as crew checked boarding pass and directed passengers
Occupied the assigned seat.
Seat view with personal screen
Pushback commenced on time. It was drizzling outside. Qantas A380 and B747 lineup to departed before the SQ.
Watch the departure video above. View of flight map
Menu card was distributed along with cold towel upon boarding.
Headphones and amenity kit was distributed after departure.
Singapore Airlines A380 Safety card
SilverKris and KrisShop in seat pocket
Crew commenced drink and refreshment service after departure.
Chicken roll with Ferrero Rocher chocolate and tea or coffee
I fell asleep after food and woke in the morning. Sunrise in few minutes
Aircraft flying over Northern Territory
Curved upper deck window
Flying at FL400
Breakfast was served 2 hrs before arrival.
I had selected Lor mai kai - sticky rice with marinated chicken and black mushroom,
Crew cleared the trays as aircraft flew over NSW.
Captain came on speaker and announced descent would be commencing shortly. Crew conducted safety check and cleared cabin rubbish. Arrival approach would be from South landing on runway 34L
Landing was smooth, Watch arrival video above.
9V-SKB @ the gate
Immigration and Quarantine didn't take long as this flight arrives outside the morning peak. Bags took about 20 mins
After exiting the terminal, caught taxi from stand to reach home.
Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.
Singapore Airlines provided excellent service, satisfied with their hard and soft product. Hence always the 1st choice when looking to travel overseas. Singapore Airport transit was hassle free and time passed quickly. Sydney Airport was not busy and able to exit airport in no time. Overall a satisfactory trip.