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DL 777-200LR BusinessElite, Singapore To Tokyo  
User currently offlineManekS From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 243 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 22002 times:

INTRODUCTION

Just before summer began, my dad had a bad fall playing tennis and needed surgery. He couldn't travel for 4 months, so the holiday we had planned to Europe went flying out the window. My mom and I decided once the surgery was done, and he could walk around independently, it'd be nice to take a short trip to somewhere in the region. So we shortlisted Tokyo and Hong Kong. We decided on Tokyo because we had never been to Japan, and I wanted to try Delta's 77L, which replaced the usual A333 operating SIN-NRT in May.


BOOKING

There are plenty of airlines which fly between Singapore and Tokyo (SQ, JL, NH, UA, DL) with a choice of 7 daily flights. But I had already made up my mind - I wanted to try Delta's 77L. So we booked tickets using Jet Airways miles (which turned out to be a long and annoying procedure), but were told there wasn't any availability for the return, so we were booked on a CX flight via HKG with the HKG-SIN segment wait listed. When we were a week away from the start of the trip, and had no confirmed return, I booked UA J for the HKG-SIN (which was just $200 more expensive than SQ and CX Y!).

Our final itinerary:

22nd July 2010, Singapore - Tokyo Narita, Delta 777-200LR
28th July 2010, Tokyo Narita - Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific A330-300
28th July 2010, Hong Kong - Singapore, United 747-400



THE FLIGHT

Thursday, 22nd July 2010
Delta Air Lines
Flight # 280
Singapore [SIN] - Tokyo Narita [NRT] - Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson [ATL]
B777-232LR [N706DN, Delivered: 1/31/2009
STD: 0545, ATD: 0615
STA: 1400, ATA: 1340
Flight duration: 7 Hours, 13 Minutes
Load: Y/60%, J/60%

We left our home in central Singapore at 3 10 AM for a 5 45 AM departure. Traffic was light at the early hour and we were at Changi Airport's Terminal 1 in 20 minutes.


En route to the airport.



Quiet curbside. Terminal 1 is being renovated to keep it on par with Terminal 2 & Terminal 3, hence the white boards


The iconic Changi ATC.

A glance at the good old style departure board showed mostly Jetstar's regional flights at this early hour, followed by Asia-Pac flights on JL, CA, UL, EK, TG and QF (who's Frankfurt flight had an excessive delay).



Delta had 5 open check in desks, but before you could get to them, you were asked some security questions and documents were checked at the multiple podiums that were set up. It looked like a pretty scary setup with security guys in uniform, etc. They were friendly though. There was no line for the 2 Business class counters but there was a short line for Coach. There was an internet check in line too. DL handles check in themselves and their staff wear the same red uniforms that the FA's do. It took a good 5 minutes to check in even though I checked in online the night before. We were given our boarding passes and the lounge invite. After leaving the counter, I took a picture of the check in area but was spotted in a flash and was made to delete the picture because it had 'uniformed officers' in it. Jeez!  

Anyway, immigration was quick and we were through into the eerily empty airside, which was pretty much covered up because of the renovation. We headed to the lounge which was quite far away, and took a while to find. Everything was closed this early except Starbucks.





DL uses the Skyview lounge in SIN which is also used by CX, and other airlines. It was a good size lounge with some nice views of the tarmac (although it was too dark outside to see anything), but the food is limited to breads, cereal, cheese & crackers, muffins and soup. There was ample comfortable seating with dividers every few meters which allowed for some privacy. It also had a few PC's and overlooked terminal below. I got a croissant and some coffee. It was at this time I noticed a man drinking his fourth beer, which later made him verbally swear (loudly) at a passenger using one of the computers, but none of the staff said anything to him, despite him causing such a racket.


Escalator up to the lounge


Nice water feature at the lounge entrance


PC's (I'd prefer Macs :P)


Seats and the dividers


View downstairs




Coffee and Croissant


Nice view, but nothing to see  
My boarding pass

We spend about 45 minutes in the lounge which started to get pretty full, so we left to get some Yen at the Travelex and headed to the gate after a quick stop at the restroom.


On the way to the gate. Before renovation on the right, after renovation on the left. Which do you prefer?

There were more 'uniformed officer outside the gate so I didn't take any pictures. Something I noticed was that all the FIDS in SIN showed the flight's destination was Orlando, although it was Atlanta via Tokyo. They should probably fix that.. it could confuse some travelers.



Soon we head a loud, booming voice with a heavy Texas accent, and sure enough Mr. Drunk had managed to find the gate. We mentioned he was drunk to the officer, who said it would be up to Captain to decide whether he would fly. Security was quick without removal of shoes, etc and it seemed like most passengers were already in the gate hold.



It was too dark to look outside but I could just about tell 'N706DN' was to operate the flight to Atlanta via Tokyo.


N706DN, Boeing 777-232LR, Delivered new to Delta on 1/31/2009.

Boarding soon began at 5 15 AM with priority queu's enforced and it was followed in an orderly manner. I walked down the jetway and boarded thru door 1L where I was greeted by an elder American gentleman who looked more like a pilot than a F/A. This was my first time flying the herringbone configuration and the seats looked quite inviting, though the aisle was a tad narrow. I settled into 7D where I found a big pillow, blanket, amenity kit, slippers, noise canceling headphones and menu. The seat was well padded and wide with plenty of legroom and ample storage.



The cabin slowly but steadily boarded. Most of the passengers were Americans with a few Asians.



An Asian (Singaporean, I assume as she didn't look Japanese) F/A offered me a pre departure drink of OJ or Champagne in a real glass. And after that, she handed out HOT towels!




View from 7D

I noticed the first officer walk through the cabin into the aft J cabin, and back two minutes later followed by Mr Drunk being escorted off the plane by security. Doors were closed at 5 45 AM and the Captain came on to welcome us. The flight was to be 6 hours and 50 minutes. Most of the passengers in J were sitting in the forward cabin, with just 5 or 6 in the rear J cabin.

My glass and towel was collected and soon after, we pushed back from Gate D41 at 5 50 AM as the safety video began playing, although you couldn't see it because all our screens were stowed! The sounds and vibrations of the massive GE90-110B's filled the cabin. Boy, how I love engine start ups! We slowly made our short taxi towards 20C past sleeping SQ 777's. At this time, the FA's came around to take breakfast orders. There were 3 options this morning - An omelet, Asian style noodles or Cereal. I decided on the omelet with apple juice. We got to the holding point and held short for 15 minutes, no reason given.


Pushback


Cabin during taxi


Holding short


ATC watching us

At 6 15, the thrust was pushed forward and the screaming GE's accelerated us down the runway and into the dark sky after a 50 second roll.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwzvTqr_Byk
Takeoff Video

We flew straight into clouds and the strobe's almost made it seem we were in the middle of a thunderstorm. We maintained the runway heading for a few minutes before eventually making a couple of lefts towards Japan. It was a good 20 minutes until we reached cruising altitude and the seatbelt sign went off.

I began to explore the seat controls and IFE until breakfast was served. Delta offers a touch screen AVOD system on their 777's. It had an excellent selection of movies, tv shows, HBO special's and music. The touchscreen wasn't really accurate, and I found using the controller was easier. The quality was good and the noise canceling headphones worked well.




Tucked in  
Not as intimidating as it looks  
Noise canceling headphones

The seat was very comfortable and could be adjusted to your preference. I particularly liked that the headrest could be electronically adjusted forward and backward. The pillow was big and fluffy and the blanket was large and thick, it didn't feel cheap like on a lot of other carriers. I made myself comfortable and started a movie.


Reading light, not an air nozzle!


Extra storage, only for seats 7A & 7D

About an hour into the flight, the FA's came around to set up the table. I found it very difficult to get it out as it needed you to pull hard to get it out. My breakfast was brought in a tray and was a decently sized portion and had metal cutlery except the knife which was plastic. It was only luke warm. The omelet was pretty good as was the hash brown but I found the vegetables and bread hard. The meal was supposed to include a sausage as per the menu but it didn't. Oh well.






FA serving drinks and bread

One thing I didn't like was that the FA's seemed to be in a real hurry and tried to take away my tray twice though I wasn't done eating. In fact, the third time I gave in and let them take without having eaten my fruit and yogurt. Maybe I'm just a slow eater?

Post breakfast, I tried to get a couple of hours of shuteye. It was pretty bright outside now so I closed the window shade. The bed again was wide enough and comfortable to sleep on, with the bends and folds hard to feel.


The bed (not all of it pictured)


 
Cabin after breakfast


Rear J and a peek at Y


Reflection of the airplane on the engine


This flight is a piece of cake for these monsters

I slept a couple of hours and woke up just as we passed the Philippines.The cabin was pretty dark now, with most passengers sleeping or using the PTV although Y still had lights on.


Cabin midflight


Just passed the Philippines

I made a visit to the restroom which had nice wooden flooring and was pretty clean, but it didn't have any amenities which is alright since the amenity kits were well supplied.



On the way to my seat, I asked the older American FA if it'd be possible to see the cockpit after landing and he said it wouldn't be a problem. He was the best of the cabin crew IMO as the Asian crew seemed to just want to get everything done as fast as possible, though they did manage to throw a couple of smiles here and there.

I started another movie and before I knew it, we were closing in on Japan. The lights came on and the FA's began preparing the pre arrival snack. There was a sandwich, chips, candy and fruit. I skipped the sandwich as I was still pretty full from breakfast. 7A & 7D are served by the same FA's that serve the rear J, so I was served first. I noticed that the forward J FA's had set up table's with tablecloth's while the rear J attendent's didn't. Not a big deal but just little observations which tell you about the motivation levels of the crew.


Near Japan


My selection


More Apple Juice


I slipped in an episode of the Simpsons by which time we were 10 minutes from landing.




Cabin as we descend

The captain came back on the PA to tell us about the weather and thank us for flying Delta. I noticed that there were a lot of hotels with good views of approaches to Narita, like the Hilton.


Spoilers as we slow down


Canal or a River?


Little towns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rQN3hyhfCQ
Landing video

We made a gentle landing on 16R at 1 40 PM, 10 minutes behind schedule. We taxied towards gate 15, passing some interesting traffic on the way. We docked among the herds of other DL aircraft (you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in ATL), and that brought an end to my Delta 77L experience.


Our reflection












Docked

I took a quick peek at the cosy cockpit and was surprised to see that the Captain and the first officer were pretty young. I thanked the FA and made my way out of the aircraft, a little sad to be leaving so quickly, but excited to be visiting a new country.



FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall, I was very impressed with Delta and I think they offer a very competitive product (on their 77L at least). I certainly would consider them on future trips to the US. I hope they start a nonstop flight to SIN from LAX once they get more airplanes. And what can I say about the 77L? It's simply a beast!

If you've made it this far, thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. My next TR is probably going to be SIN-BKK-CDG on the TG 77W, which will also in a herringbone configuration, and will be an interesting comparison.

PS: I apologize about the quality of the photos - It was dark and I didn't want to use flash.

18 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7359 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 21270 times:
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Fantastic report and great photos. Everything looked great!   

Quoting ManekS (Thread starter):
I took a quick peek at the cosy cockpit and was surprised to see that the Captain and the first officer were pretty young

DL gutted their pensions and most the senior pilots retired or left the airline. Briefly, the senior pilots were averaging 50 y/o at DL.


User currently offlineEASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 20221 times:

For Business class, international, the meal service looked pretty poor, There is no
reason that a pass around service can't be done instead of everything dumped on one tray.


User currently offlineburj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 20020 times:

Thanks for the trip report! For those of us who primarily fly Delta on U.S. domestic flights, nice to see what the Asia operations look like!

Quoting ManekS (Thread starter):
About an hour into the flight, the FA's came around to set up the table. I found it very difficult to get it out as it needed you to pull hard to get it out.

I believe they are actually designed so that you push the tray DOWN and then it pops up enough to easily pull it out, kinda like an SD card in a camera or mobile phone...


User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 19905 times:

Thanks for your TR. Why did you let the FA take away your tray, while you where still eating. That's pretty rude of the FA.
I would've told her something....


Next time refuse!

cheers: DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlinestratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1653 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 19153 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 1):
Briefly, the senior pilots were averaging 50 y/o at DL.

Thats true. My friends younger brother is a 777 capt at DL he is in his early 50's and is in the top 500 of the DL seniority list out of 12,000 pilots.



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User currently offlineTigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 19059 times:

Nice little report, there!

Quoting ManekS (Thread starter):
I noticed the first officer walk through the cabin into the aft J cabin, and back two minutes later followed by Mr Drunk being escorted off the plane by security.

So, how do you feel about getting someone kicked off the plane?   Just kidding, of course; I'm glad that the raving sot was removed...something like that could make that flight a living hell.



Flying friendly for a while, but is that a widget I see in the rear-view mirror?
User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1041 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 18015 times:

Gotta love 77L trip reports. What a magnificent bird.

Quoting ManekS (Thread starter):
One thing I didn't like was that the FA's seemed to be in a real hurry and tried to take away my tray twice though I wasn't done eating. In fact, the third time I gave in and let them take without having eaten my fruit and yogurt.

Unacceptable service in my opinion.

Quoting ManekS (Thread starter):
My selection

Was this the second snack? Not too impressive, given the length of the flight, it would seem appropriate to serve something of substance, as it is done on other flights.

Quoting ManekS (Thread starter):

On the way to my seat, I asked the older American FA if it'd be possible to see the cockpit after landing and he said it wouldn't be a problem.
Quoting ManekS (Thread starter):
I took a quick peek at the cosy cockpit and was surprised to see that the Captain and the first officer were pretty young.

I've made similar experiences – DL crews are simply great. I agree with your observation of young Captains, I had one who was 45 years old at best, even the FO seemed older than him.

I certainly enjoyed your report and I'm looking forward to the continuation... thanks for sharing!



'He resembled a pilot, which to a seaman is trustworthiness personified.' Joseph Conrad
User currently offlineManekS From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 17936 times:

Thank you for the compliments  
Quoting burj (Reply 3):
I believe they are actually designed so that you push the tray DOWN and then it pops up enough to easily pull it out, kinda like an SD card in a camera or mobile phone...

I know, the problem is the space next to the seat is pretty tightly packed which makes you need to shuffle around a bit and give yourself room to pull it up.

Quoting DALelite (Reply 4):
Thanks for your TR. Why did you let the FA take away your tray, while you where still eating. That's pretty rude of the FA.
I would've told her something....


Next time refuse!

Haha I guess they were tired with the early start.

Quoting Tigerguy (Reply 6):
So, how do you feel about getting someone kicked off the plane?   Just kidding, of course; I'm glad that the raving sot was removed...something like that could make that flight a living hell.

I was more concerned about him being a security issue by doing something stupid than him being a nuisance .. after all, safety comes first  
Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 7):
Was this the second snack? Not too impressive, given the length of the flight, it would seem appropriate to serve something of substance, as it is done on other flights.

The sandwich was pretty much a hotdog. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt them to serve a hot snack like a slice or pizza or pie.

I guess the young age of the pilots is a common thing now because of the pension thing.


User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 17925 times:

Hi ManekS,
Thank you for bringing us your trip report. Glad to hear that your dad is recovering from his fall.

How do you like the coffin-style seating? Is it claustrophobic at all?

The standard of service in-flight doesn't appear to have been all that high or consistent: rushed service, taking away trays too early, all food on one tray, plastic cutlery. Sounds more like a Y product.

But the older FA was kind in arranging for you to see the cockpit.

Regards,
Quokka.


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 17524 times:

Thanks for the report, was an interesting read. I'm yet to try a herringbone config, it doesn't really appeal to me, but could be great in flight i'm sure. I thought the service offerings would be superior to non-Asian DL service but from the looks of it there isn't much to shout about, particularly that pre-arrival snack, a real shame as DL seem to be making vast improvements in so many areas.


Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 17219 times:

Nice report, thanks for sharing it. Quite weird that the FIDS showed Orlando on the board, while the majority of the pax would be disembarking in NRT or ATL. Let alone the aircraft swap in ATL (and maybe NRT as well??).


Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinecaleb1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 16194 times:
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I enjoyed your report, but in my opinion, Delta's J class product does not look very inviting.

User currently offlineManekS From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 15791 times:

Thanks again for your replies!

Quoting Quokka (Reply 9):
How do you like the coffin-style seating? Is it claustrophobic at all?

The standard of service in-flight doesn't appear to have been all that high or consistent: rushed service, taking away trays too early, all food on one tray, plastic cutlery. Sounds more like a Y product.

But the older FA was kind in arranging for you to see the cockpit.

Not at all, I found it to be very spacious and particularly liked the privacy, which is something you don't get in most J cabin's today. There are airlines with 2-3-2 config's which is pathetic, but I like that everyone has aisle access in the herringbone configuration. Again, the width was absolutely fine, and not a hard sofa like the new SQ J seat.

US carriers have never been famous for their service .. it's just something you have to keep your cool about. And who knows? There's always that one person who makes the flight better, the senior F/A in this case. As for the cutlery and tray service goes, I think the plastic knife has more to do with FAA rules than DL's own negligence. Tray service is common in J on most carriers including SQ regional flights. However, I wouldn't be happy if they had the same tray service for lunch and dinner where you clearly have 3 courses.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 11):
Let alone the aircraft swap in ATL (and maybe NRT as well??)

The same aircraft flies to ATL from NRT  


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8588 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 15513 times:
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Nice report & pictures, thanks for sharing your flight with us.

Quoting ManekS (Thread starter):
I booked UA J for the HKG-SIN (which was just $200 more expensive than SQ and CX Y!).

- I thinks this shows regional opinion of UA service.

Quoting ManekS (Thread starter):
My breakfast was brought in a tray and was a decently sized portion and had metal cutlery except the knife which was plastic. It was only luke warm. The omelet was pretty good as was the hash brown but I found the vegetables and bread hard. The meal was supposed to include a sausage as per the menu but it didn't

- Not the greatest looking J breakfast but enough food I guess, interesting the sausage was missing! Re the plastic fork, is this a Japanease requirement? - My flights to the US with BA have metal knives.

Quoting ManekS (Thread starter):
I noticed that the forward J FA's had set up table's with tablecloth's while the rear J attendent's didn't. Not a big deal but just little observations which tell you about the motivation levels of the crew.

- Inconsistent standards, not good.

Quoting ManekS (Reply 13):
PS: I apologize about the quality of the photos - It was dark and I didn't want to use flash.

- Don't worry, onboard pictures can be pretty difficult in low light, alwasy best not to use the flash onboard.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 14965 times:
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Thanks for sharing!

Wow, great views of the Delta 777LR .. I love the pictures of the engines and wing!

Breakfast in J looks alright; I'm amazed too that the flight attendant was using a cart .. I thought Delta was moving away from using this in J .. seems to cheapen the product a bit, I think.

Matthew (767747)


User currently offlineEWRkid1990 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 14738 times:

Does DL have a crew base in Tokyo?

Great report I enjoyed it!!

-EWRkid1990


User currently offlineDocPepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 14655 times:

Quoting ManekS (Reply 13):
US carriers have never been famous for their service .. it's just something you have to keep your cool about. And who knows? There's always that one person who makes the flight better, the senior F/A in this case. As for the cutlery and tray service goes, I think the plastic knife has more to do with FAA rules than DL's own negligence. Tray service is common in J on most carriers including SQ regional flights. However, I wouldn't be happy if they had the same tray service for lunch and dinner where you clearly have 3 courses.

I would hardly call SIN-NRT which is nearly 7 hours a regional flight.

SQ and CX do a single tray service for flights less than 1.5 hours for time constraints, but for SIN-NRT, SQ J service has a fruit platter, cereal then main course brought to you in 3 separate serves.

Very nice trip report by the way. The 0545 departure is a real pain for that flight isn't it. You can't really sleep the night before.

There are now 10 flights a day SIN-Tokyo (SQ 4, JL 2 NH 2 UA 1 DL 1). Wonder if there really is that kind of widebody demand for that route!


User currently offlineManekS From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 14457 times:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 14):
Nice report & pictures, thanks for sharing your flight with us.

.. Not the greatest looking J breakfast but enough food I guess, interesting the sausage was missing! Re the plastic fork, is this a Japanease requirement? - My flights to the US with BA have metal knives.

Thanks Mark! I enjoy reading your TR's myself. As for the plastic knife, I'm not sure, maybe its a requirement just for US carriers.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 15):

I'm sure DL will make the little changes they need to when they see UA, CO and other American carriers pulling up their socks. In fact, I flew UA back from HKG-SIN and they had one of the most delicious and well presented meals I've eaten on an airplane, so I hope its not long till I can say the same about DL.

Quoting EWRkid1990 (Reply 16):

With the size of the hub they have there, I'd imagine so. They have some SIN based crew as well I think.

Quoting DocPepz (Reply 17):

I've flown SQ J quite a bit, and had tray service on my SIN-BLR-SIN flights last week (~ 4 hours). Of course, its wrong to compare DL and SQ because they're obviously not on the same playing field. As for the early departure, I believe DL are the cheapest on the route (about SGD$400 for a r/t in Y) so I guess people would be willing to go for it. In fact, a lot of the Jetstar flights are early in the morning like you probably saw in the FIDS pics. That being said, I didn't find it too bad, the airport is nice and quiet at that time which is nice as T1 can easily be the noisiest and crowded terminal at SIN. Also, the flight gets you into Tokyo nice and early, I was at my hotel by 3 30 PM! There are indeed a lot of carriers, but DL must be doing well on the route to bring it such a big plane.


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