I usually fly with CX directly to Surabaya. However, since all flight to SUB
was sold out (surprisingly), I had to reroute myself to CGK
on CX and then connect to Surabaya with GA
. I only took pictures on the return portion of the trip and the pics quality aren't the best. Hope you guys will enjoy it.
Garuda Indonesia GA311 (6/26/2006)
Boeing 737-300 PK
ETD: 11:00/ Door close: 10:58/ ATD: 11:05
ETA: 12:20/ Start of Decent: 11:50/ Actual Arrival Time: 12:18
Check in at Surabaya Juanda International Airpot was quite chaotic. I was very surprise that my dad has bought me a business class ticket so I proceed to the business class check in counter. I believe there are 2 counters for J and 3 counter for Y. There were approximately 3 to 4 people lining up at the J counter while the Y was empty. So I proceed to the economy check in counter and was greeted by a friendly check in agent.
After check in, I went to check out the business class lounge. The lounge was located before the security check and there isn't any special about it. The lounge itself is divided into 2 sections, a smoking section and a non-smoking one.
The security check point:
The domestic departure lounge at Juanda Airport
A Lion Air boarding to Ujung Pandang, I believe
Boaridng was called around 30 minutes before departure (at 10:30). I proceed to Gate 4, Garuda's gate at Juanda Airport. People already started to board the bus. There are two different buses, one for the executive while the other for economy class. I choose to board the economy class so that I can take more pics of the airport.
The aircraft thats gonna bring me to Jakarta, PK
For spotting, I saw a Lion Air arrived from unknown, a GA
Citilink, a Malaysian from Kuala Lumpur
The new Juanda control tower:
I proceed to my seat 3F, settle down and took more pics
My seat, 3F
Lining up for departure
Service commenced shortly after the departure. I skipped the lunch and continued to take more pictures.
Start of decent to Jakarta Soekarno Hatta Airport
Garuda Maintenance Area, you can see three B747-200s standing there
Arriving Jakarta Soekarno Hatta Airport and more spotting from the aircraft
I forgot where the aircraft was docked to, but after arrival, I exited the aircraft and proceed to the bagage claim area. My luggage was one of the first to come out.
Overall, it was a very pleasant service on Garuda Indonesia, although its only an hour flight, the cabin crew check on the passengers and they always smile (although its kind a fake anyway). However, no IFE exist on the aircraft. I remember last year, GA
had a small television mounted on the wall and showing some short features and comedies. But IFE is not that important because of the relative short journey. The flight itself was also very full, only one open on J and fully booked on Y. Garuda should be doing pretty well on this sector (with 12 flights each day) even though with intense competition from Lion Air, Adam Air and other Indonesian domestic operator.