Review of Singapore Airlines flight Singapore Mumbai in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ426
Class Economy
Seat 50A
Aircraft Boeing 777-200ER
Flight time 05:20
Take-off 01 Apr 16, 02:35
Arrival at 01 Apr 16, 05:25
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koresh
By GOLD 531
Published on 27th February 2022

Trip Report: Singapore Airlines SQ426 Singapore - Mumbai


Flight details:
Airlines: Singapore Airlines (SQ)
Flight : SQ426 SIN-BOM
Reg : 9V-SQJ
Aircraft: Boeing 777-212/ER
Departure (SIN Terminal 2) : 02:35
Arrival (BOM Terminal 2) : 05:25
Total time : 4 hours 40 mins
Distance : 3,925 km


Introduction


This trip report is from 2016. Arriving from Melbourne earlier, read report: Singapore Airlines SQ208 Melbourne - Singapore.


TRIP VIDEO: Singapore Airlines 9V-SQJ SQ426 Singapore - Mumbai



Transit


I had a 2 hours transit. As it was past midnight, Shops were closed.  Having arrived past midnight at Terminal 3, had to catch Skytrain to Terminal 2. As there was not much to do rested till close to boarding time. View from Terminal 2.


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Security


Checked the gate number as it was not available at the time of printing the boarding pass.


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SQ426 would be departing from Terminal 2 - Gate F33.
Having received boarding pass for Mumbai flight in Melbourne. Had to complete security check before boarding next flight. Passed through security without issues.


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Waiting Area


After completing security, passport and boarding pass was checked before allowed to continue in the waiting area.


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Boarding


Boarding was called on time, Seated in rear of the aircraft, boarded immediately upon call by seat numbers. Being dark, view of aircraft - SQ 9V-SQJ with reflection.


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Crew was greeting passengers and checking boarding pass. Directed passengers to their seats. Passing the business class cabin to enter the economy section.


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Reached the assigned seat, Crew distributed cold towels.


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Pushback and Departure


Pushback had commenced on time. This flight was new number due to changed time. Mumbai airport main runway was being relaid and Singapore Airlines did not operate from the secondary runway. This flight schedule was to avoid operating from the secondary runway.

Safety demonstration was displayed on personal screen.

Watch the above video for flight experience. This flight is a red-eye being dark throughout the trip.


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Cabin Service


Cabin service commenced 40 mins after departure. 
No Menu was provided. On this flight options were - Veg, Non-Veg and International selection.
Drinks was provided, Followed by meal. As I had special meal order - HMNL got served first. 
Dish was lamb, dal and rice.


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Onboard


Being a red-eye, cabin lights were turned off after meal service. I slept for about 2 hrs,  Crew had distributed the Indian immigration and customs form. Being non-citizen, had to fill the forms,. Indian citizen did not have to fill the immigration form as they provide details when exiting the country.


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Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 Safety card.


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As I had slept mostly of the flight. Switched on Kirsworld to check the flight location. There was no outside view being dark through the journey. Video covers the trip in more details.


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Arrival in Mumbai


Descent commenced half hour before arrival. Pilot informed crew to prepare for landing. Cabin lights were switched on. Crew conducted safety check.

Passed over Navi Mumbai then Thane creek to line up on runway 27.

Landed and taxied towards Terminal 2. Watch video for arrival experience.


Immigration and Customs


Being an early arrival before Arabian flights, The immigration counters were not busy. Got alcohol at Mumbai duty free as shops were closed  in Singapore.  Didn't see much price difference, paid in Australian Dollars. Collected bag from carousel and headed towards Customs.

I have not carried any customable item for almost 30 years. Can get everything in Mumbai for almost similar or cheaper price.
During 80's traveling from Doha, customs used to take 5-6 hrs, arrival used to be awful experience. Dreaded the wait after long day. These days most passengers are out within 5 mins after collecting bag as it is scanned before hitting the carousel.


Exit Airport


After customs check, was in the waiting area. Booked pre-paid taxi from the kiosk. Exited the terminal building and into the taxi stand on lower floor. It was early morning , traffic was light. Reached home in 35 mins.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

7.5/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering7.5

Singapore - SIN

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

Mumbai - BOM

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

Conclusion

Singapore Airlines flights has never disappointed till date. My trip reports show my airline preference. Flight arrived and departed on time. Even though the time was odd. I worked well for me as I was able to reach Mumbai in off-peak traffic hours. Overall a satisfactory flight.

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

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