Review of Singapore Airlines flight Singapore Sydney in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ231
Class Economy
Seat 75K
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 08:10
Take-off 10 Apr 11, 00:55
Arrival at 10 Apr 11, 11:05
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By GOLD 776
Published on 10th February 2022

Trip Report: Singapore Airlines SQ231 Singapore - Sydney


Flight Details:
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


Trip Video: Singapore Airlines SQ231 Singapore - Sydney



Introduction


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.


Planespotting


After deboarding with a handbag to carry, Explored Terminal 2 while planespotting.


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Silk Air, Air India Express and Lufthansa


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Then to Terminal 1 with Jetstar, Air Asia and Myanmar International airlines in view


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Srilankan, Xiamen Airlines on the opposite pier


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Close up view of Jetstar Airways


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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.


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Japan Airlines Boeing 767-300 and Jetstar Airbus 330


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British Airways Boeing 777 and Qantas Boeing 747


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After enjoying good rest, Took Skytrain to  Terminal 3 to plane-spot. Singapore Airlines Airbus A380


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Singapore Airlines Airbus 330-300 and Airbus A380-800


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Terminal 3


As it got dark outside and not much visible due to reflection, headed towards Terminal 2


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Walking back


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Terminal Signage


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Skytrain to Terminal 1 and 2


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Long walk use travelator


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Gate open for earlier 8pm SQ flight to Sydney


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Common Gate B lounges area


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Flight Schedule


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With plenty of time on hand, continue exploring Terminal 2 - Fern Garden


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Duty Free shops in Terminal 2


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Planespotting from Terminal 2, watched SilkAir push-back.


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Batavia Air from Indonesia


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Renovation in terminal


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Walkway connection to Terminal 1


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Terminal 1 has more interesting view and headed towards the viewing area to watch Air Asia pushback


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Lion Air


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Food Court


Feeling hungry, I returned to Terminal 3 to have meal.


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Escalator towards food court


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Medu vada with coconut and tomato chutney with Sambhar


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Security


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.


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View of common waiting area


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Boarding Call


SQ231to Sydney would be departing from Gate A1


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Ground staff preparing before boarding call


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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.


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9V-SKB to operate SQ231 SIN-SYD.  3rd trip on same aircraft.


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Upper Deck Boarding


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Queue formed to board as crew checked boarding pass and directed passengers


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OnBoard


Business Class


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Occupied the assigned seat.


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Seat view with personal screen


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Window view


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Pushback and Taxi


Pushback commenced on time. It was drizzling outside. Qantas A380 and B747 lineup to  departed before the SQ.


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Watch the departure video above. View of flight map  


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Flight information


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more details


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Menu card was distributed along with cold towel upon boarding.


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Headphones and amenity kit was distributed after departure.


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Singapore Airlines A380 Safety card


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SEAT Pocket MAterial


SilverKris and KrisShop in seat pocket


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Flight details


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Refreshment Service


Crew commenced drink and refreshment service after departure.


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Chicken roll with Ferrero Rocher chocolate and tea or coffee


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Flight map


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I fell asleep after food and woke in the morning. Sunrise in few minutes


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Aircraft flying over Northern Territory


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Flight information


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flight details


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more details


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Curved upper deck window 


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Flying at FL400


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Flight information


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Breakfast Service


Breakfast was served 2 hrs before arrival.


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Breakfast presentation


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I had selected Lor mai kai - sticky rice with marinated chicken and black mushroom,


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Crew cleared the trays as aircraft flew over NSW.


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Flight map


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Flight information


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Arriving in Sydney


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


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Landing was smooth, Watch arrival video above.


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9V-SKB @ the gate


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Immigration and quarantine


Immigration and Quarantine didn't take long as this flight arrives outside the morning peak. Bags took about 20 mins


Exiting Airport


After exiting the terminal, caught taxi from stand to reach home.
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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

8.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering8.0

Singapore - SIN

8.1/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.5

Sydney - SYD

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

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.

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

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