Flying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2433 posts, RR: 8 Posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1893 times:
I should be going to Bali in may with Singapore Airlines.
On the CRS and SQ website they say that they fly with the A343 Celestar and the A313 to DPS. My question is:
Isn't the Celestar retired of the SQ fleet ?? Didn't SQ use to fly to DPS with the 777 ??
Do you think I will really get an A343 on the SIN-DPS leg ?
Anyway, can someone tell me which side of the aircraft is the best one for the SIN-DPS leg as I've heard that one side offers an amazing view when landing in BALI.
SQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1469 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1809 times:
Depends on the wind conditions!
If you're going to approach rwy 27 at DPS the left side gives you an amazing view over Bali!
Coming to rwy 09 you cross the volcanos north of Bali so the right side would be better. But if you sit on the left you can see Lombok!
As far as i remember most of the times they use rwy09. not sure about that I landed on 27 and took off from 09!
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7451 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1772 times:
For a flight to/from SIN,
Left side is a safer bet. On landing to 09, you get to see Kuta Beach. If you use 27, you'll see Tanjung Benoa/Nusa Dua that Chris KSDF took.
Sitting on the right would give Jimbaran Beach and Benoa Harbour on 09 and 27 respectively. Too far away.
For approach, left is better, because if you use 09, you'll go down the whole of the western side of Bali for the approach, on your left (right is just pure sea). If you use 27, there are 3 ways they would do this... circle the north east of Bali (island on the right, Lombok in the distant left), or go on the downwind between the airfield and the mountains (left you get the mountains, right you get the airfield and city), or you circle around the south peninsula (then sit on the left).
But for take off, sit on the right, you'll get a good view
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !