The airline with the best average rating is Singapore Airlines with 8.6/10.
The average flight time is 7 hours and 45 minutes.More information
Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ 231 SIN-SYD
Reg : 9V-SKM
Aircraft: Airbus A380-841
Departure Singapore Terminal 3 Gate B4: 12.45 AM
Arriving Sydney Terminal 1 : 10.25 AM
Flight time : 7 hours, 40 minutes
Distance : 6,423 kilometers
This trip report is from July 2022. After arriving in Singapore, I had 4 hours of transit due to delayed arrival from Mumbai. Read here -> Trip Report: Singapore Airlines SQ421 Mumbai to Singapore.
Note: This report completed half a million kilometers of air travel on Flight report. I must have travelled much more than trip reports I have written. Since I have traveled by air from 1980 till 2004, I did not document those trips except the stamps on passport.
Airlines and Aircraft's flown on :
737-200 (Gulf Air)
737-700 (Virgin Blue Airlines)
737-800 (Virgin Blue Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air Pacific, Qantas)
747-200 (Air India)
747-300 (Air India, Cathay Pacific)
747-400 (Air India, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Air Pacific, Thai Airways International)
767-200 (Gulf Air)
767-300ER (Gulf Air, Royal Brunei, Shanghai Airlines, Qantas)
777-200A/ER (Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Malaysian, Scoot)
777-300 (Singapore Airlines)
777-300ER (Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines)
787-8 Dreamliner (Air India)
L-1011-100/ 200 (Gulf Air)
A300B4-203 (Air India, Egypt Air)
A310-304 (Air India, Singapore Airlines)
A319-112 (Air India)
A320-200 (Jetstar Asia, Air Asia, Gulf Air, Air New Zealand, Royal Brunei, Thai Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, Tiger Airways - Singapore, Jetstar Airways - Australia, Tiger Airways - Australia, Thai Smile, Srilankan Airlines)
A321-200 (Air India, Jetstar Airways - Australia)
A330-300 (Thai Airways, Malaysian, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Srilankan Airlines)
A340-200 (Aerolineas Argentinas)
A340-300 (LAN Airlines)
A340-600 (Hainan Airlines)
A350-900 (Singapore Airlines)
A380-800 (Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines)
Flight details at booking time.
I had selected window seat at time of booking the ticket. Seat selection was charge.
On entering the Terminal, checked flight information. Sydney flight was not listed.
Aircraft was parked on the pier, which meant some walk to the common departure area.
Signage and time.
Checked boarding gate information.
Checked the departure gate area for flight.
Boarding at last call for SQ221 to Sydney.
Decided to have makkan before continuing exploration.
Escalator to food court.
Ordered Prawn Cheong fun [steamed rice noodles]
Stalls in the food court.
After food, decided to walk as I had sat throughout the flight.
Terminal 3 food court
Passing the boarding gate B4 towards Terminal 1.
After walking for almost an hour. I headed to terminal 1 food court. I had Mee Rebus from Malaysian store. I was full and returned to Terminal 3 as it was past 10.30pm.
On the way some planespotting, Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900
After some souvenir shopping, I reached gate area. Security check had started for the flight. Got self organised. passed without issues.
After completing security, checked waited for boarding call. I remembered to keep a pen in pocket to fill the Australian quarantine declaration form.
Boarding call was made by groups for economy class passengers.
Joined the boarding queue on group call. Passport and boarding pass was checked.
Boarding through aerobridge.
Aircraft was tugged for pushback.
Singapore Airlines SQ231 SIN-SYD would be operated by Reg: 9V-SKM
On reaching the door, earphones for economy passengers were available on the aerobridge. As others were loading their bags in the overheard compartment, took a photo of the boarding pass to avoid having to look for information.
Economy seat on main deck.
Reached seat and had handbag stored in overhead locker. Settled in the seat and seat belt fastened.
Touch screen IFE.
Boarding continued for few minutes.
Seat view while waiting for door to close.
Doors were closed and announcement by captain regarding flight. After a long taxi of almost 15 minutes, aircraft departure from Singapore. Watch video to experience the flight.
After departure, crew asked all windows shade to pulled down.
To find the difference between 2011 and 2022 flights, read here -> Trip Report: Singapore Airlines SQ231 Singapore - Sydney.
Water was supplied.
Cabin announcement was made and cabin lights was switched off. I slept remainder of flight after the long walk. I was happy I had eaten before boarding.
Woke up 4 hours prior to arrival.
Water was supplied, view of tray table.
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 safety card.
I woke between sleeps.
Seat recline and coat holder.
Laptop charging point under seat.
1 hour 45 minutes before arrival, cabin crew commenced breakfast service.
Crew asked If i would like international or asian selection. I chose asian selection - Nasi Lemak. She said it would be spicy. I was fine with it. Asked for orange juice and later tea for drinks.
Captain made announcement descend would commence shortly.
Window view of cloudy day below.
Cockpit view of destination
Aircraft made turn to head North.
Flying over the Blue Mountains on Southern approach.
Descend towards destination.
Turning North then East and then South to land on runway 16R.
On approach to land on 16R. As it was cloudy, did not have much view of outside.
View of cockpit information.
Landed in Sydney and then taxied towards gate. Crew made announcement after landing regarding COVID regulation in NSW.
Arrived at gate
ANA, Singapore and United parked next to aircraft.
Reminder and thank you before disembarkation
Aircraft parked and Captain informed crew to disarm doors.
Airbus A380-800 window with spacing between glass, photo and video taking is difficult.
Ground crew at work on parked aircraft.
As disembarkation had started. I exited the aircraft.
Aerobridge to deboard
Entering the terminal building.
Entered the building and looked for the Smartgate kiosk. few passengers had queue up near the entrance to fill the online form. I went to toilet, which was clean. In front of the toilet, there were few more kiosk with no one. Answered the question, received the Smartgate ticket. Passed through the duty free shops without slowing. Cleared immigration.
Entered the baggage collection area, waited about 10-15 minutes, collected bag and joined the quarantine queue.
As I had nothing to declare was allowed to exit the customs area.
Exited the terminal and joined the taxi queue. I got a taxi within 2 minutes of waiting. The taxi driver was a Pakistani, He started by asking me about my trip and the conversation continued till I reached home.
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Singapore Airlines flight was satisfactory as it departed and arrived on time. Crew was ok, did not interact much except for water and meal.
I did not check IFE being night flight. WIFI was available on the aircraft but I didn't need internet.
Food service was reduced as you can compare with previous flight.
Singapore Changi Airport as always no issues. Sydney Airport was crowded due to few flights arriving close to each other.
I would say it was ok flight as I didn't have expectation after the earlier experiences.