767er From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1993 times:
Are there space beds in Raffles on this sector? Is the evening flight or daytime flight better in terms of immigration at BOM. I have also heard the service on the SIN BOM sector can be a bit ropey! Is that true or just the luck of the draw.
9V-SPJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 747 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1967 times:
I have flown SIN-BOM numerous times, the latest being this summer. SQ service on SIN-BOM is the same as on any service, no different. You will definitely avoid the immigration lines if you take the day flight, but with reagrds to the night flight, if you land early, you should be able to be out of the airport within 45mins- 1hour. I don't think there are spacebeds on this sector as the 777s that are used are a mix of -300s and the regional (not ER) -200s which have first class on them.
Hope this helps.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
SQ 411/412 were my milk run flights so I'm intimately familiar with them.
with reagrds to the night flight, if you land early, you should be able to be out of the airport within 45mins- 1hour
As long as SQ 412 gets in before AF 134 and AI 144, you can make it from jetway to curb in <10 mins, even with checked baggage (provided it has priority tags). If you get stuck behind one or both of the others though, you can be delayed significantly. They have also started this ridiculous thing at II-C in BOM where Foreign citizens have 10-12 counters open and Indian citizens only 3-4 counters, so arriving Indians can usually expect very long delays (1-2 hours is not uncommon) as a result. Foreign citizen counters tend to clear within 15-20 minutes at most. SQ 422 has no crowds on arrival, but departures can be a mess on some days of the week with AI's Euro/US flights checking in simultaneously.
SQ 412 tends to be your typical SQ flight with dinner service after departure. Most passengers sleep all flight long so the cabin tends to be quiet. SQ 422 on the other hand has a full breakfast service after departure. Again, most passengers have just come off redeyes so they are fast asleep. Neither will have the spacebeds in Raffles.
SQ 411 on the other hand is a nasty flight. They serve dinner at 130am local time after departing from BOM and then serve you nothing prior to your 830am arrival into SIN. After I sent them a mountain of complaints last year, they have started stocking a handful of continental breakfast trays "on demand". I find it ridiculous to be expected to eat dinner in the middle of the night and then have to head out either to a day of work or to another connection without any breakfast. Haven't flown SQ 421 yet, but I believe it is a lunch service flight so you can't really go wrong there.