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The average flight time is 7 hours and 23 minutes.More information
Airlines: Singapore Airlines (SQ)
Flight : SQ217 SIN-MEL
Reg : 9V-SWI
Aircraft: Boeing 777-312ER
Departure (SIN Terminal 3) : 10:45
Arrival (MEL Terminal 2) : 20:10
Total time : 7 hours 50 mins
Distance : 6226km (3868 miles)
This trip report is from 2016. You can read the flight to Singapore trip report: Singapore Airlines SQ425 Mumbai to Singapore
Arrived early to airport by MRT from city. Arrived at Terminal 2, to collect bag from left baggage. Then continued to Terminal 3 by Skytrain.
Arrived at Terminal 3 in few minutes.
Check-in was not opened, Waited for sometime, a short queue had formed. Check-in took about 15 mins, received boarding pass.
After checkin proceeded to immigration. Took 1 min to complete and was into the departure area.
Feeling hungry, headed towards the food court. Many options to select from.
Settled for mutton and paratha as haven't found the good one in Oz.
After good fill, walked around before reaching departure gate.
Singapore Airlines from Terminal 3
Departure time was approaching, headed towards gate area. for security check. Completed security in few mins, boarding pass and passport was checked.
After completing the procedure, Was in the waiting area. View of SQ 9V-SWI in Star Alliance livery.
SQ 9V-SWI would be operating to Melbourne.
Boarding call was made, passengers had already boarded. Reached the aircraft using aerobridge.Crew was waiting to welcome passengers. Directed towards the seat.
Window view - Raked wingtip of Boeing 777-300ER
Cabin doors closed. Cabin service commenced with cold towel and menu.
Pushback commenced on time, safety demonstration was conducted from personal screen.
Aircraft had a long taxi to reach runway, Watch departure - video above.
Holding for Jetstar Airways departure
Zoomed in details
Seat view - passengers ready for entertainment.
Drink service commenced shortly after departure. Water, juice, wine, beers,etc was on offer. Selected red wine, received peanuts for snacks
Seat pocket material on tray.
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER safety card
KrisWorld - Inflight entertainment guide
SilverKirs - Inflight magazine
KrisShop- Onboard and mail shopping catalogue
Lunch was distributed to special order passengers. I received the below HMNL meal. Chicken, rice and daal with gulab jamun as dessert.
After lunch, tray were cleared. Stretched for sometime. Most passengers resting.
I had afternoon siesta and woke to check the flight map. Flying somewhere over Southern Australia.
Water and juice was supplied regularly.
Checked the safety card
full view of safety card. Crew had distributed Australian immigration form. Completed the form and check the documents.
Refreshment service commenced 2 hours before arrival.
Below is the HMNL refreshment
Time passed eating and resting.
Sun setting in Autumn as aircraft approached Victoria.
Flying over South Australia - NSW border area
Passengers having refreshment. Crew cleared the trays soon after.
Distance to Melbourne
Pilot came on speaker and announced ATC had advised to hold due to congestion in Melbourne.
Flight commenced holding pattern
Approaching Melbourne, After 15 mins in holding . Pilot announced approach would commence soon. Crew cleared cabin and conducted safety check before landing.
Landed smoothly on runway 16 from North. and then a short taxi to gate. Watch arrival in video above.
Disembakration was smooth
View of Business class while deboarding.
Long walk to immigration.
Immigration took sometime due to flights arriving together. Quarantine was cleared to exit as I had nothing to declare.
Exited airport and then to city.
End of this series.
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Singapore has good variety of food. Hainanese chicken rice set
Egg Roti Partha with Chai
Mutton biryani set
Singapore Airlines provided good service, departure and arrival was on time. Crew performed job professionally. Singapore Airport was easy to travel. Melbourne Airport was busy due to evening peak. Overall a satisfactory flight.