Review of Singapore Airlines flight Melbourne Singapore in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ208
Class Economy
Seat 56A
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 07:50
Take-off 31 Mar 16, 19:25
Arrival at 01 Apr 16, 00:15
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By GOLD 1059
Published on 25th February 2022

Trip Report: Singapore Airlines SQ208 Melbourne - Singapore

Flight details:

Airlines: Singapore Airlines (SQ)
Flight : SQ208 MEL-SIN
Reg : 9V-SSI
Aircraft: Airbus A330-343
Departure (MEL Terminal 2) : 19:25
Arrival (SIN Terminal 2) : 00:15
Total time : 7 hours 50 mins
Distance : 6226km (3868 miles)


This trip report is from 2016. I was traveling from Melbourne to Mumbai via Singapore.

TRIP VIDEO: Singapore Airlines 9V-SSI SQ208 Melbourne - Singapore

Arrival At Airport

I had arrived at airport early being an international flight. After reaching airport, took the escalator to departure area for check-in


I had checked online for this flight.  I waited in short queue for baggage drop-off.

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Ground staff checked passport and visa, tagged the bag till Mumbai. Received boarding pass and immigration form.

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Immigration and Security

Immigration  queue was long but fast moving. Completed the formality in no time. Security check was conducted and was allowed in the departure area.

Duty Free

After security check, passed through duty free shops.

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As I had not purchased, browsed while passing through.

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Perfumes, food items on display.

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Direction towards gate.

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After passing through the duty free area, reached food court.

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Flight schedule on large panel with Terminal map, clock and weather details.

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Walking towards Gate

While waiting in food court, had a coffee and watched some news.

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Food court and coffee lounge.

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Singapore Airlines gate was allocated on the new International extension pier. Passing more duty free shops.

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Long walk towards gate.

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Reached the waiting area near the gate. With some time for departure, explored the terminal. Adequate seating area.

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Still time for boarding, plane-spotted. Singapore Airlines A330-300 preparing to operate SQ208 to Singapore.

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Catering loading.

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Sunset view

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Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER

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Qatar and Emirates logo

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Catering loading

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Air New Zealand in background.

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Luggage loading in progress.

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front view.

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View of waiting area.

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Queue formed in front of Singapore Airlines gate.

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I joined the queue as boarding was called by seat numbers.

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Full flight to Singapore. Seated in the rear of the aircraft, boarded early upon boarding call. Passport coverpage and boarding pass was checked and was allowed to continue towards aircraft.

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Boarding was through gate 18

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View of control tower while waiting to board.

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Engine view

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Cabin crew was at the door, checking seat numbers and directing passengers.

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Reached my seat and organised self for departure while boarding continued.

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Window view as sun had set in Autumn.

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PushBack and Departure

Cabin crew commenced onboard service distributing towel. Towels were collected back before departure.

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View of Jetstar airways taxing.

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There was a short delay waiting for clearance. Pushback commenced. Safety demonstration was conducted through personal display.

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After pushback, aircraft taxied towards runway 27 to depart towards the West.

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Rolling on runway, watch departure video above.

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Heading West.

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View of West Melbourne suburbs

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Flight Information

Switched on the IFE to flight map.

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Just after departure

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increasing altitude

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Gaining speed

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Day / night view

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Passenger announcement.

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Window view

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SEat Pocket Material

Seat pocket contained the SilverKris, KrisWorld, Safety card along with air sickness bag.

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Crew distributed menu, headset along with amenity kit after departure.

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Menu details

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I had pre-booked Hindu Nov-Veg Meal [HMNL] at time of booking.

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Reading material - KrisShop, KrisWorld and SilverKirs

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SliverKris - April 2016

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Singapore Feet information and SilkAir route map

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Singapore fleet information

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Cabin Service

Cabin service commenced with drinks service.

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Drinks service commenced shortly after departure.

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Outside view

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Crew distributing special meals

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Route map.

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Having ordered special meal, I received meal along with other special meals.

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Dinenr Service

Dinner packaging

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HMNL consists of  - Veggies, chicken gravy and pulao rice, bread, butter, cheese, crackers, salad along with dessert - Sev and water.

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Cabin view

After meal, rested for sometime. View of cabin while stretching in the aisles. Economy seating 2-4-2

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After returning to seat, rested for reminder of flight. Cabin lights were darkened for resting.

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Refreshment Service

Refreshment service commenced 2 hrs before arrival in Singapore. Crew distributed water and orange juice at regular intervals.

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I received the special HMNL refreshement.

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Meat patty with sauce. Refreshment was spicy and good.

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Arrival in Singapore

Dinner service was completed before landing. Trays were cleared. Cabin was dark till Captain announced descent. Crew cleared cabin of rubbish, checked the window shades, seat upright, seatbelts fastened, legrest upright. Check arrival video above.

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As I was transiting through Singapore and had enough time on hand. Waited for other to disembark before deboarding.

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Disembarkation was organised.

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View of aircraft parked at gate in Terminal 3.

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Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.


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Singapore Airlines provided excellent service, Flight departed and arrived on time. Special meal was well made. Crew conducted and served professionally. Overall a satisfactory flight.

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