Review of Singapore Airlines flight Sydney Singapore in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ212
Class Economy
Seat 58A
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 08:15
Take-off 21 May 22, 07:55
Arrival at 21 May 22, 14:10
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By GOLD 547
Published on 10th July 2022

Trip Report: Singapore Airlines SQ212 Sydney to Singapore


Flight details:
Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ 212 SYD-SIN
Reg : 9V-SWH
Aircraft: Boeing 777-312/ER
Departure Sydney Terminal 1 Gate 59 : 07.55 AM
Arriving Singapore Terminal 3 : 02.10 PM
Flight time : 7 hours, 40 minutes
Distance : 6,423 kilometers


VIDEO: Singapore Airlines SQ212 Sydney to Singapore



Introduction


This trip report is from May 2022.  I had to visit Mumbai and was looking for flight. As Singapore Airlines had started operating to India, I chose to book the ticket due to convenient connection. 


Ticket Booking


I had option to chose Air India, Qantas, Srilankan Airlines and Singapore Airlines. Air India to Delhi is not convenient, when flying to Mumbai.
Qantas flew to Delhi, same reason. Malaysian and Thai were not open to travel to India. Cathay Pacific was not looked due to Covid rules in Hong Kong. Srilankan Airlines was an option but decided not to fly with them due to situation in Srilanka. I had transited through Colombo in Mar 2022. Read the trip report: Srilankan Airlines UL609 Sydney to Colombo

I booked the ticket through Singapore Airlines website.  I had to select between All Singapore Airlines[SQ] flight and mix of SQ and Scoot.
Mix airlines ticket was coming cheaper by few dollars. I chose to fly SQ aircraft's as I could select seats of all flights. In the mixed option, Scoot seats could not be selected. Being the longest leg from Sydney to Singapore and return, I didn't want to seat in middle seat due to non-selection. 

I didn't want to fly on the Boeing 777-300ER but chose to book due to timing of flight.
In this report - Sydney to Singapore flight would be covered. See flight information below:


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I used to be Silver Krisflyer  but all points has expired. Nowadays I book according to timing and fare. Had 25Kg bag allowance, I had very little weight to carry.


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Select selection was chargeable.


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I chose window seat for all flight.


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On booking completion, I selected auto-checking for all flight and was notified by email.


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Arriving at Airport


As it was an early flight, I pre-booked taxi night before flight.


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Taxi arrived on time and I was able to reach airport by 5.30a.m.


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Check-In


Queue was formed when I reached the check-in counter.


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I joined the internet check-in queue, which had few people and it took sometime to reach the check-in agent. Check-in agent asked for Passport, India visa. Checked the vaccination certificate and Air Suvidha form was filled. Got my bag checked till Mumbai and got boarding card for both flights.


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Immigration and Security


Immigration was next after check-in. I used to Smartgate to complete immigration. On completion of immigration, stepped in the security area. Had my stuff organised and was out in a minute.


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Departure Area


Entered the departure area and went to food court, not much was open. Got a chicken avocado sandwich along with coffee.


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Still dark outside. Emirates taxi to runway.


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Flight schedule, still plenty of time for gate to open.


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Decided to check the gate.


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Walking towards gate 59


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Tracking early arrivals.


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Airside view of arrived Qantas


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McD was closed.


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Long corridor towards departure gate


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T1 departures for the day


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Waiting area and shopping.


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Still to open for business.


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Gate 59 waiting area


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Singapore Airlines 9V-SWH parked overnight in Sydney, operates the first SQ departure from Sydney.


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Charged phone near the gate area for sometime. With plenty of time to board, walked back towards the food court to checkout if other stores had opened.


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Planespotting


There was still time for stores to open, plane spotted to pass time.


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Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner


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Rainy morning meant low fog over the city.


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Cathay Pacific Airbus A350


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Runway 16R arrivals and departures


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Soon it was boarding time and returned towards gate.


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Seems Mcd has closed permanently.


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Screen indicating boarding has commenced.


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Queue formed to board.


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Boarding


I joined the queue as boarding was called by groups. Took a photo of the boarding pass.


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Passport and boarding pass was checked. Singapore Airlines 9V-SWH tugged for pushback.


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Joining passengers to board aircraft.


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Earphones left on the side for economy passengers.


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Onboard


Walked towards rear of aircraft passing premium economy cabin.


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My co-passengers were a mother and son to Bangladesh, mother had walking issue. They were seated when I reached the seat. I moved in my seat and settled for departure.


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Air India from Delhi


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Window view


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Overhead lockers closed in preparation for departure.


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Since IFE was new for me, explored the features


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Welcome message displayed on screen.


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Flight map


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Screen controller was stuck in seat, I managed to pull it out later.


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Flight information


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Pushback, tAxi and Departure


Doors closed on time and pushback commenced shortly after.


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Aircraft taxied towards runway 16R and departed towards South. Watch trip video above to experience flight.


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Cloud over NSW.


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I had checked the menu from the website. Menu can be viewed with app using Wi-Fi.


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Cabin View


Crew check and then added sticker on seat for passengers with special meal request.


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Flight path after departure


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City of Dubbo between the clouds


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Cruising altitude


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Window in the morning flight heading west.


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Being morning, I watched the IFE .


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Flight information displayed on remote


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Earphones


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Watched Linkedin webinar


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Cabin service


Cabin service commenced with refreshment.


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Meal tray with mirror and drinks holder


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Digital menu


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Inflight drinks


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Refreshment options


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Amenities


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Refreshment


Non-veg option - Chicken


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Inside box, food tasted fresh.


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Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla


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Flying OVER South Australia and NT


After refreshment, continued with webinar and checked outside the window.Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre below


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Tried breathing exercise from Yoga.


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Pilot announced Ayers Rock will be visible to passengers on portside.


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Mask wearing announcement was made, view of economy seats.


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Pillow and blanket was available on all seats


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As my co-passengers had left their seats, I used the toilet.


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Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER 3-3-3 economy cabin. Feels so much better on a long flights.


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View over Northern Territory


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Tracking flight progress.


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Flight information


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Co-passenger using onboard WiFi.


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Inflight Wifi


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WiFi purchase information


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WiFi FAQ


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Remote touchpad gestures


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Over Kakadu National Park


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Crew conducted drinks around with orange juice and water. Cup holder for drinks.


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Selected orange juice.  Not a social media person, photo taken for creative purpose with nothing else to do.


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Flying over Australian Coastline


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Flight information with 2 hours 15 mins to arrival.


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Time and speed information


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Time passed with the usual turbulence over the equator. Seat belt sign was switched on for sometime.


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Aircraft flew over Bali island with view of Denpasar airport below


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Cabin activity was low as most passengers were resting due to early check-in.


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Flying over Sumatra island, Indonesia.


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Lunch Menu


Lunch service commenced 2 hours before arrival. Beverages information below-


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Lunch option


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Lunch


I chose the chicken option with beer for drinks


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Chicken option, I noted a few changes - quantity is reduced,  In pre-covid days, used to get crackers with cheese. Check the 2015 Trip report here -> Singapore Airlines 9V-SVL SQ242 Sydney - Singapore.


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Landing in Singapore


Soon after lunch, tray were cleared.


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Flight information


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Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER safety card


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Time passed quickly, pilot announced descend would commence soon. Crew conducted safety check


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Aircraft on approach.


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View of plantations in Batam, Indonesia


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Pilot view of airport


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Onwards connection information


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Singapore Changi Airport Terminal information


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Few minutes before landing


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Landing


Landing was not smooth, see video above. After a short taxi reached gate in Terminal 3.


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Disembarkation


Passengers seated on reaching gate. Personal screen reminder regarding taking personal good.


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Exited the aircraft from front door.


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View of aircraft parked at gate.


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Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 becoming the main aircraft of the airline.


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As I would be transiting and plenty of time, I disembarked at the end.

Checked out the transit experience below.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

7.1/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering6.0

Sydney - SYD

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

Singapore - SIN

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

Conclusion

Singapore Airlines [SQ] chosen due to convenient connection. Booking was done through SQ website and was easy to navigate and complete transaction.

Flight departed and arrived on time. Cabin was clean and well stocked with amenities. Crew didn't interact much with passengers due to COVID regulation. Adequate service was maintained with water and drinks supplied.

IFE had many channels to keep everyone entertained. Earphones were supplied.

Meal was disappointing as quantity is down. As I have flown SQ before, I could compare with the previous flights. I wasn't having any expectations as I had meal before boarding the flight. I have given low points for meal size reduction.

Sydney Airport was not busy with only few flight departing. Immigration and security was a quick.

Singapore Changi airport is easy to navigate. I love the food options in Singapore. Due to Covid, some shops were closed.

This was a satisfactory flight.

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

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