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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 15782 times:

I am sorry about the time it has taken to post this trip report as I have been very busy with my final year studies and graduation etc.. and also have a lot of pending trip reports like

CX 777-300 BOM-BKK-BOM for a killer deal of only 230 USD all inclusive. [45 pics] Dec 2005

And GF in First Class routing BOM-BAH-LHR-BAH-AUH-BAH-MNL-BAH-BOM [over 200 pics] May 2006

I will make sure that I upload all necessary pics on myaviation.net so that it is easy for all to see and like a true a.netter i will see to it that i finish writing all of these.

Anyways here is the SQ trip report., I hope yoll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Background Information

The plan for this trip came upon in May of 2005 when i was at lunch with my friend, during which he mentioned that his sister had got a transfer to Singapore and he would be probably visiting her in December, and inquired if i would also be interested in joining him.I immediately agreed.

Time flew by, and by the end of Novemeber we decided to spend 4-5 days on our SIN trip with another 2-3 days at some other S.E.Asian location.
I decided upon HKG as it is a place both of us had never seen or experienced, and since i am the Aviation Nut all the scheduling of the flights and Hotel at HKG was left to me.

My options were [All Inclusive]
--Jet Airways for INR 21,000[460 USD] roundtrip between SIN and BOM and then a LCC like JQ or Tiger Airways from SIN-HKG-SIN for around 400 SGD[260 USD]
--Singapore Airlines for 25,500[555 USD] entire trip between BOM-SIN-HKG-SIN-BOM
--Cathay Pacific for INR 17,500[380 USD] entire trip but it would go via BKK and given CX awkward schedule in and out of BOM would make us very tired.
The routing would be BOM-BKK-SIN-HKG-BKK-BOM.

I was very tempted to choose CX over SQ as, if the schedules were made rightly they would give me the opportunity to fly every aircraft in Cathays fleet and not to mention the fact that it was 175 USD cheaper than SQ, but the weird timings and my friend's [Rohit] unfondness of flying made me choose SQ, which was a very comfortable choice.

It was obvious that i would choose the schedule from SIN-HKG which gave me the opportunity to fly the Megatop [744] and the Jubliee[772].

My SCHEDULED itenary was

SQ 421 BOM-SIN 777-300 Dec 14th
SQ 866 SIN-HKG 747-400 Dec 19th
SQ 859 HKG-SIN 777-200 Dec 22nd
SQ 424 SIN-BOM 777-300 Dec 22nd

I was very excited to try out SQ after 11 years and see their new much talked about product ---AVOD IFE, etc..
Also i would be flying all aircrafts in their fleet barring the Long haul 345.

14th Dec,2005

I got dropped off at the airport at around 9:00 am for the 11:30 am departure and after meeting up with Rohit at the entrance we proceeded to check in.
Check in went smoothly and we got a window seat confirmed on the right side of the aircraft.
On inquring about the Loads of the flight, the agent said that they were less than 75%.

After clearing Immigration which is a breeze at this time of the day at BOM, we proceeded to the waiting area.
After comfortably seating ourself in the waiting area and made our customary last calls to our families and relaxed and watched the Indian cricket team play well for a change against the Sri Lankan team.

We enterd our gate at 10:50 after clearing security check and i could see our SQ aircraft arrive at the gate, and surprisingly it looked way too small [lenght wise] to be a 777-300, my doubts were later clarified when i saw it up close and confirmed that it was a 777-200.

My aircraft a 777-200 instead of the scheduled 777-300


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I also spotted the following activity from our wating area.

An AN-124, my first time sighting such a massive aircraft


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A 9W 737-700


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An Indian A300 aircraft


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The gate looked pretty empty and i can totally understand why SQ might have changed the aircraft to a 777-200, due to the light loads.

Singapore Airlines, SQ 421


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Aircraft:Boeing 777-212 ER
Registration:9V-SQK
Gate:15
Departure Airport:Chatrapati Shivaji International[BOM],terminal 2C
SDT:11:30am
ADT:11:43am
Airborn:11:55am
Arrival Airport:Singapore, Changi International Airport[SIN],terminal 2
SAT:19:15pm
AAT:19:10pm, Deboarding at 19:35pm
SEAT:50K
LOAD:Less than 75%


We entered the aircraft and made ourselves comfortable in our seats, after the hot towel service we began our short taxi to Mumbai's regular used runway 27/09.
These are some of the shorts i took during Taxi and Take off.

An AI 74D, 310 and 9W-343.


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A couple AI aircraft at the MX hangars as we get ready for takeoff


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A BA 772 which just landed before our departure, as we lift off


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About 2 mins before the BA 772 landed from LHR, a 9W 343 arrived from LHR as well and 5 mins before that AI 772 landed from LHR too, not to mention that VS was scheduled to come in around about the same time too.
So in about 10 mins off each other we have 2 343s and 2 772s competing for the same route. not to mention the night flights operated by BA, AI and BMI.
Talk about excessive capacity on the route-----Is such capacity actually needed on BOM-LHR.?????

Domestic terminal 1B, farside apron


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Kingfisher and Indian Airlines aircraft at IC terminal 1A


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We took a left U turn over the Arabian Sea and being a day time flight i could get a clear picture of Mumbai City, including my college ground and Shivaji Park where i spent my entire school life practicing my Cricket. It was Nostalgic to describe the least.

About 25 mins into the flight the IFE was switched on, unfortunatley the KrisWorld on my PTV was defective and the screen would have this constant hazziness. As a result i shifted places to 50H.

There was first a drinks service with some chips, I had a Gingerale and tuned into the awesome AVOD Krisworld.
I saw two episodes of Every Body Loves Raymond that were hilarious, and very soon meal service began.
There were three choices of meal for today's flight service.
Indian Veg and Non-Veg, and International Selection.

I am sorry folks i was so hungry that i only remebered taking a photo of the meal after i was half way through with it. But not to worry as i have taken photos of the meals [me and my friends] of all the remaining 3 segments.

Enjoyed the meal, but Rohit was a bit dissapointed that the International Selection was over by the time the trolley came to him. I was also quite surprised by this as the loads on the flight were pretty light and there should have been atleast some options left., nevertheless he had to be satisfied with the Indian Non-Veg selection, which din't look too bad either.

After meal service we tuned into some more TV series---I saw "Two and a half men and ,Joey.” Absolutely love the AVOD.

Our route was at 39,000 feet from BOM over MAA and then the Bay of bengal at a speed of Mach 0.83.

The flight continuoed and i took the following pictures inflight as we began approaching SIN.

Over the Bay of Bengal


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On appraoch to SIN


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Finally 5 mins before schedule we touched down at SIN.

TOUCHDOWN


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We parked near a Silk Air A319 at gate F55

Silk Air 319


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Went straight to one of the free Cyber stations as my head was itching with anticipation on what the Qantas order would be for. Not that surprised to see that it went to Boeing 787, but was surprised to see the size of the order.

Immigration was a breeze and our bags had already arrived when we came, Rohits Sister was there to pick us up and we went home after a nice flight.

Singapore

Singapore is a very nice,safe and clean city. This is what we did for the four days that were there.
---Centosa Island
---Bird Park and Night Safari
---Ferry and Merlion Walk
---Shopping ofcourse with all the Christmas sales going on

19th Dec, 2005

After having a comfortable and fun time in Singapore, it was time to go to our next destination city of HKG.
Rohit's sister dropped us at the airport at around 10:45am for the 13:30 departure, we thanked her for her hospitality and entered terminal 2.

The Check in lines were empty at this hour, and it took us just a few seconds to get checked in.

Not too busy check in lines


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We browsed through some of the duty free shops and then I went to the viewing gallery where Rohit took this photo of me with SQ 772 9V-SRI.



We then browsed through some more shops and headed to immigration which went smoothly and after looking at some more duty free shops went towards the free internet stations where i could get to see good views of the tarmac and at the same time could browse through A.net.

This is the view from where the cyber stations are located.


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After spending sometime on the internet we decided to head towards our gate to check in.

Singapore Airlines, SQ 866


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Aircraft:Boeing 747-412
Registration:9V-SMR
Gate:F 59
Departure Airport:Singapore, Changi International Airport[SIN],terminal 2
SDT:13:30pm
ADT:13:30pm
Airborn:13:47pm
Arrival Airport: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International[HKG],terminal 2
SAT:17:15pm
AAT:17:15pm, Deboarding at 17:30pm
SEAT:42J
LOAD:100%


I took these photos of our aircraft as we were in the waiting area.


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Rohit also took this shot of me with our aircraft 9V-SMR



One thing i liked about SIN, is that they give you the immigration form of the arrival country as soon as you clear security, this is very good indeed as it avoids the hassales of having to write it during flight and bothering other people to remove your passports which is kept in the carry on bags in the overhead bins.

We entered the aircraft after the boarding call was made and after customary hot towels were handed out, the doors were shut.
I took a few shots as we began our taxi on time.

772 9V-SQJ which was parked at the side of our arcraft


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The 4 engine aircrafts for SQ--744/345 in one shot


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A closeup of the Megatop which i had seen from the Cyber stations


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Miscellaneous taxi shots


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We arrived at the runway and began our takeoff roll..............

Even 10 mins after takeoff the plane was shaking tremendously and the pilot came on the p.a. to request us to please be seated.
About 20 minutes later the vibrations stopped and the pilot informed us that they were having problems with the landing gear and may have had to go back to SIN, but now the problem has been sorted out.

Our route would take us straight over the S.China Sea to HKG.
Drinks and meal service began and i tuned into the AVOD system to watch "Dukes of Hazard" Jesicca Simpson looks stunning in the movie and the movie itself was not all that bad.

Drinks and Meal service began.
i had requested a specail Indian Vegeterian Meal for my SIN-HKG-SIN flights and as expected they were served before hand.

IV Meal


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It consisted of Paneer [cottege cheese] masala, rice and Black Dal [lentils] along with yoghurt and salad.
The meal was simply amazing and satisfying with a glass of gingerale.

There were two choices on this flght which were the oriental selection and he international selection.

Rohit chose the International Selection


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It consisted of "Sauteed seafood in creamy pernod sauce served with stewed tomato and vegetables, buttered potato." Cheese and crackers and smoked chicked salad.
Rohit was raving about the fish and really enjoyed it with his Red Label whisky.

The meal service was followed by Magnum Ice cream


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The rest of the flight was peaceful and i completed watching my movie.
We began our approach into HKG in the evening skies


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Some of the shots i took on landing at HKG airport.

Brakes are applied


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China airlines Cargo


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EVA air 744


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CX 744


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HKG ATC


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After docking i requested one of the FAs if i could be allowed a visit to the cockpit, she asked the pilot and i was dejected to hear the response "Sorry sir, the captain has said NO"

We passed through customs and immigration and headed to our shuttle operators desk who for some odd reason made all of us wait for nearly 2 hours.

We then arrived late in the evening at our hotel--The Harbour Plaza Metropolis and checked in. I requested him for two single beds and a harbour facing room. He said they dint have one but would give us a complimentary upgrade to a basic Suite with a harbour facing view.
We were glad to say the least.

Hongkong

Hongkong city is a very bustling city and i am one of those people who prefers City/Industrial and Technological marvels to the nature and scenic beauty, so I enjoyed every moment in this bustling and vibrant city
We did the following for the 3 odd days that we were there.
---Hongkong city tour, Ladies market
---Victoria's Peak ,night tour and Knutsforth terraces.

22nd Dec,2005

After having a fantastic breakfast at our hotel, it was time to check out and a fantastic shuttle bus[with reclining seats] was waiting for us at around 10:10am to take us to HKG airport.

The ride to the airport was smooth and so was check in and immigration.
As we cleared the immigration counters i had the following view very close to me.


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Rohit had some duty free shopping to do and i had some plane sightseeing wink  to do so we parted ways deciding to meet at our check in gate.

Spotting at HKG airport is really a pleasure to the eye.I just sat by one of the glass walls facing the takeoff runway and began to enjoy myself and at the same time snapping away.

An impressive line up of CX and its subsidary Dragon Air


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A CX 343 744 and 333 await their call of duty as an Air China 744 climbs out


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CX taxing as an EVA 330 takes off for TPE while LH and AC aircrafts are parked in the background


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My first time seeing an impressively long 340-600 in person

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Air Canadas new Colour scheme is very eye catching

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Chinese Dragon scheme

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Then my aircraft came into sight

Dragon Air 332 and my aircraft face to face


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My aircraft to SIN

A lovely looking aircraft just as we are about to commence boarding for SQ 859


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Singapore Airlines, SQ 859


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Aircraft:Boeing 777-212ER
Registration:9V-SQC
Gate:25
Departure Airport:Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International[HKG],terminal 2
SDT:13:30pm
ADT:13:30pm
Airborn:13:43pm
Arrival Airport:Singapore, Changi International Airport[SIN],terminal 2
SAT:17:15pm
AAT:17:15pm, Deboarding at 17:30pm
SEAT:46A
LOAD:100%



As we got settled into our seats i realised that this aircraft dint have an AVOD IFE system,

Parked at the side of our Jubliee


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We begin pushback, you can see LH/AC/CX aircraft


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As we continuoed are rather long taxi i captured the following images.

The cargo apron as we taxi towards the active runway


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The MX hangars as we begin our take off roll, with a couple of CX aircraft undergoing their checks


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Takeoff was smooth and i had purposely had chosen a left side seat so that i can get an awesome view of this engineering marvel of HKG airport.

It took me four frames just to cover the terminals, let alone the departure and arrival runway.

Here they are in sequence

LH 744 is after us in line as we begin our take off and a Jal 744 lands on the parallel runway


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JAL 744 landing on the parallel runway as we get airborne as SQ 859


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A Qantas 333 on the remote parking bay as a JAL 744 comes into land


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Tarmac/terminal and HKG overview


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One the IFE started i tuned into the sitcoms and watched "My wife and Kids"--which was hilarious.

Meal service began soon after and as usual i was the first to get my IV meal.


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The meal consisted of Paneer Makhanwala [cottage cheese in butter gravy], Black Dal, Rice and Roti [indian bread]
It was an excellent meal even better than the previous one on the Megatop.

Rohit had a choice between international selection and oriental selection. He went for the international selction which consisted of
Ragout of chicken with mushroom served with fresh pasta and tomato


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Both our meals were good and i picked up an SQ 340-500, 1:400 scale model from their onboard duty free shopping for a killer price.
The rest of the flight was rather uneventful altough there was an annoying crying baby who went on crying non stop for the last 30 mins of the flight.
We had a smooth touchdown at Changi despite some patchy showers and a wet runway,

Approach into Changi


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We pass the dull star alliance 773 of SQ


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Deboarding took a rather long [25 mins] due to unknown reasons, i just wonder what is going to happen when the A380 comes online.


Changi Airport

After our customary phone calls to our respective families, and some internet surfing we went ahead to catch a bite at the food court

I chose a veg platter of an Indian restaurant and Rohit chose to have a 12 inch Subway sandwich, since I wanted to catch up with some of my mails on the free internet stations and Rohit had some duty free booze to buy we parted ways deciding to meet at our check in gate.

After roaming about I reached our gate and when boarding was announced I proceeded to the gate for security , where I was greeted by a friendly check inn lady who handed me my immigration card for Mumbai customs, I looked around for Rohit, but there was no sign of him, I filled up my card and waited patiently for Rohit to come as boarding commenced---but still no sign of him…….., I proceeded to the aircraft and was the last to board amongst the lot of people in the seating area, in my mind I knew there were still 25-30 mins to departure and he would come on board soon.

It was soon 20:00 hrs and the aircraft was getting preety filled up, with 10 mins to go for schedule departure, there was still no sign of Rohit, I went up to one of the FAs and told him that a passenger Mr Rohit Sakhwalkar has still not boarded the flight and to please make an anouncement,

They told me not to worry as they would be making final boarding calls soon naming the scheduled passengers. who had still not boarded the aircraft.

I went back to my seat and exactly after 2 mins I saw Rohit enter and out of relief I said loudly,” where the hell have you been man”--------I was perhaps a bit louder than normal bigmouth  out of anxiety and infact my sentence caused everyone in my cabin area to stop what they were doing and look in my direction ashamed ------now that I remember some of their faces I really have a good laugh about it.  laughing  laughing  laughing  laughing  laughing  laughing 


Singapore Airlines, SQ 424


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Aircraft:Boeing 777-312
Registration:9V-SYL
Gate:F 58
Departure Airport: Singapore, Changi International Airport[SIN],terminal 2
SDT:20:10pm
ADT:20:24pm
Airborn:20:38pm
Arrival Airport:
SAT:23:10 pm
AAT:23:27 pm,
SEAT:46K
LOAD:98%


After catching up with Rohit once again, I recollected the registration of the aircraft and figured out that I was on SQs latest 777-300  cheerful   cheerful 

A rainy night at Changi as this elegant Megatop sits at the side of us


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Rohit shifted to the aisle seat and soon taxi began after the standard towel service and announcements were made.
Takeoff was as powerful as it can get and it was an awesome experience to sit on a 777-300 for the first time.
Immediately after the fasten seat belt sign was switched off, drink service began and as usual I chose a gingerale and Rohit went with his standard Whisky on the rocks.

I tuned into the fantastic AVOD system and began watching the movie “Four Brothers”, which turned out to be not as impressive as the trailer was.

Meal service began and I went for the vegetarian option which consisted of

Palak Rangeeli---cottage cheese with corn and mushroom with spinach sauce, spicy minced cauliflower and three capsicum pilaf.


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This was the only meal I found pathetic on SQ after all those delicious ones.

Rohit chose the international selection which consisted of

Panfried fish in tomato-basil sauce with roasted vegetables and potatoes


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He swept his meal clean and kept claiming how delicious it was.

I then tuned into the movie “40 year old Virgin” which was absolutely hilarious.
The rest of the flight was uneventful except for a bit of turbulence over the Bay of Bengal.

We finally approached the city of Mumbai, and had a smooth touchdown about 10 mins late.


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VT-JWC 9W 340


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After deboarding we proceeded through immigration without much difficulty and after waiting for an eternity for our bags to come cleared customs and went to greet and see our parents after almost 10 days.

Any comments/criticisisms/suggestions/opinions/questions are more than welcome.

Here is the link to my two previous trip reports

http://airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/61476

http://airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/51845

As said earlier Pending Trip reports include

CX 777-300 BOM-BKK-BOM for a killer deal of only 230 USD all inclusive. [45 pics] Dec 2005

And GF in First Class routing BOM-BAH-LHR-BAH-AUH-BAH-MNL-BAH-BOM [over 200 pics] May 2006

I will make sure that I upload all necessary pics on myaviation.net so that it is easy for all to see

Regards/

Karan

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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 15678 times:

the report is just great!


Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineLH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 15491 times:

Very nice report! I enjoyed the details, and those Indian Veg meals of yours have got me craving a curry.  Smile
I'm looking forward to your upcoming reports, especially the GF one!  bigthumbsup 



"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is temporary; the evil it does is permanent" - Ghandi
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 15392 times:

Very nice report. Thanks for making the pictures in a user friendly format. Much appreciated.

Glad to hear what sounded like an enjoyable trip


User currently offlineTbear815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 704 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 15299 times:

Very enjoyable trip report. You and Rohit are certainly different in your tastes and beverage choices! Great report - I'd love to know the flight times of each leg. With time changes enroute, the elapsed time is a contributing factor for any sort of inflight service!

Thanks so much for posting!


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 15181 times:

Excellent report - I must plan to visit HKG as well.

I'm going to be flying SQ in 2 weeks time (BLR-SFO-BLR), so I'll have a long time to spend on the IFE and the 772s  Smile



Latest Trip Report - GoAir BLR-BOM-BLR
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 15132 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
I am sorry folks i was so hungry that i only remebered taking a photo of the meal after i was half way through with it.

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Nice Report.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineChristao17 From Thailand, joined Apr 2005, 941 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 15022 times:

Very nice report; I always enjoy reading other people's impressions about flights/routes/airlines that I've also taken to see how the experiences compare.

Also, a big thank you for putting the pictures in such a user-friendly format. I've considered doing that but thought it would take a long time. How long did it take you? If it is easy enough, I'll do it on future reports, too.

Again, thanks for a nice report.

Chris



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User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 14923 times:

An excellent report as usual. Had been waiting for a very long time for the report. Looking forward to reading your other trip reports.


An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
User currently offlineAirIndiaOne From India, joined Mar 2005, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 14827 times:

so finally u have this long long report on...very impressive. the food pics are great [ Smile] not to mention the pics with u and the 747 in the background lol.


"You don't have to be crazy to be in aviation, but it helps", JRD Tata
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14341 times:

Thank you for all your comments, sorry for the late reply was out whole of yesterday.

Quoting Avianca (Reply 1):
the report is just great!

Thanks for the wonderful comments mate.

Quoting LH459 (Reply 2):
Very nice report! I enjoyed the details, and those Indian Veg meals

Glad to hear that you read the entire report and it was worthwhile for me to write the details and for once the pictures taken by me actually had a mouth waterring effect  

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 3):
Very nice report. Thanks for making the pictures in a user friendly format. Much appreciated

Thanks for showing your appreciation and glad to make it user friendly

Quoting Tbear815 (Reply 4):
I'd love to know the flight times of each leg. With time changes enroute, the elapsed time is a contributing factor for any sort of inflight service!

Thanks for your comments mate----the flight timings were for BOM-SIN 5hrs 10 mins , SIN-HKG was 3hrs 45 mins.
The time difference between BOM-SIN is 2 1/2 hrs whereas there is no time difference between SIN-HKG

Quoting Nimish (Reply 5):
Excellent report - I must plan to visit HKG as well.
I'm going to be flying SQ in 2 weeks time (BLR-SFO-BLR), so I'll have a long time to spend on the IFE and the 772s

HKG is a fantastic bustling city mate,
You will enjoy every bit of SQ, but why dont you re route one of your 2 flights via HKG, it will give you a chance to fly on one of their Megatops as well as make a stopover at HKG.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Nice Report.

Thank you as always mate, my trip reports must be getting better--no questions at all from you this time??????

Quoting Christao17 (Reply 7):
Very nice report; I always enjoy reading other people's impressions about flights/routes/airlines that I've also taken to see how the experiences compare

Thank you very much really enjoy your report too, infact i have saved 2 of them on my computer. [The american trip and the Korean trip ones--those were simply excellent]

Quoting Christao17 (Reply 7):
Also, a big thank you for putting the pictures in such a user-friendly format.



Quoting Christao17 (Reply 7):
I've considered doing that but thought it would take a long time. How long did it take you? If it is easy enough, I'll do it on future reports, too.

Too be quite honest, i did it myself over a fairly long period of time given it was my final year of studies and i was very busy, but i tell you what i have started doing the same for my CX 773 trip report will tell you how much time i took for those.

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 8):
An excellent report as usual. Had been waiting for a very long time for the report. Looking forward to reading your other trip reports.

Thanks for your support and comments, sorry to keep you waiting for so long

Quoting AirIndiaOne (Reply 9):
so finally u have this long long report on...very impressive. the food pics are great [ ] not to mention the pics with u and the 747 in the background lol.

Yup buddy, finally managed to complete it...thanks for your comments.



Regards/

Karan

[Edited 2006-07-15 22:16:50]

User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13533 times:

Quoting Christao17 (Reply 7):
How long did it take you? If it is easy enough, I'll do it on future reports, too

I uploaded my BKK trip photos on myaviation.net, 40 odd photos took me about 2 days [90 mins per day] and the a.net crew took anther 2-3 days to upload them.

Karan


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13525 times:

Great report and pics too.

SQ rock Big grin



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12608 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 12):
Great report and pics too.

SQ rock

SQ sure rock, easily my preffered airline for Economy from now onwards, thanks for your comments


Karan


User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1663 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 12128 times:

EXCELLENT Trip report Karan! .. was reading your CX report again, and i realised i had not read this one yet. Fantastic!

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
And GF in First Class routing BOM-BAH-LHR-BAH-AUH-BAH-MNL-BAH-BOM [over 200 pics] May 2006

WOW! .. u gonna do a TR on this?? would love to read it.

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
and since i am the Aviation Nut all the scheduling of the flights and Hotel at HKG was left to me.

LOL .. They always have us do all their travel arrangements  Wink

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
Talk about excessive capacity on the route-----Is such capacity actually needed on BOM-LHR.?????

I would like to think India and probably BOM is one of the most popular destinations out of LHR. In addition to the large Indian population in the UK, the booming economy in India would also call for more demand.

I believe BA seems to hold the highest share on that market? I think i read it somewhere .. could be wrong though.

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
Spotting at HKG airport is really a pleasure to the eye.

It truly is! .. if i was there during the day time, i think i would have missed my flight  Wink

Quoting Karan69 (Thread starter):
you can see LH/AC/CX aircraft

Do you know where that AC 343 came from? I was expecting their A345 from Toronto and was suprised to see this one (i saw it also when i was at HKG). I am assuming it came somewhere from the west coast.

EXCELLENT report man .. i really enjoyed it. Felt like i was traveling with you and Rohit.

I especially loved the Indian Veggie meals .. all of them! .. I love Veggie Indian food as it is, and they just made me hungry  Wink

CheerZ
Roni



A Stop Away From One-Stop, Is Non-Stop : Airbus A340-500
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11839 times:

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 14):
EXCELLENT Trip report Karan!

Thanks as always mate,

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 14):
Do you know where that AC 343 came from?

it came in from YVR

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 14):
EXCELLENT report man .. i really enjoyed it. Felt like i was traveling with you and Rohit

Thanks a lot mate glad you liked it and enjoyed the pleasant journey,

Karan


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11789 times:

Karan
That is one great report and huge also.
You have some lovely shots there also .
Cheers



On a wing and a prayer
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 11762 times:
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Great report thanks for sharing! Now I want to go.


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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11531 times:

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 16):
That is one great report and huge also.
You have some lovely shots there also

Glad you liked it mate.

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 17):
Great report thanks for sharing! Now I want to go.

If you do i am sure you will have a wonderful time, thanks for your comments.

Karan


User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 10743 times:

Since there have been lot of requests for me to put up the ratings for my flights, here goes

SQ 421 BOM-SIN 777-200 --3 class regional config

Interiors:6/10
Food:7/10
Crew:7/10

SQ 866 SIN-HKG 747-400

Interiors:7/10
Food:9/10
Crew:8/10

SQ 869 HKG-SIN 777-200 --2 class regional config

Interiors:7/10
Food:8/10
Crew:7/10

SQ 424 SIN-BOM 777-300

Interiors:9/10
Food:4/10 easily the worst of the meal services
Crew:9/10


A total of 88 on 120, giving a score of 73.3

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