Tiger Airways 9V-TAP TR2103 Bangkok - SingaporeFlight details:
Airlines: Tiger Airways
Aircraft: Airbus A320-200
Departure Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport: 8.50 AM
Arrival Singapore Budget Terminal: 12.10 PMTrip video: Tiger Airways 9V-TAP TR2103 Bangkok - Singapore
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This trip report is from a flight in Sept 2012. After arriving from Phuket, we had a 1 night stay in Bangkok. Read trip report by click here: Bangkok Airways HS-PGW PG276 Phuket - BangkokView from Hotel
After arriving to the hotel by Metro , We got rooms organised and went out for lunch.Hotel Lobby
Later we headed to Chatuchak Weekend Market as my friends wanted to buy gifts. As it was weekend the market was open.
Street viewBTS station
We took the BTS to Chatuchak Market
View from bridgeChatuchak Market
Clock in Garden near the market
After returning from the market, we rested and went out to party in the evening.Arriving at Airport
Next morning with great difficulty, my friends woke up. As I had returned early and slept, I was fresh and had to wake everyone.
We had to catch a early morning flight to Singapore, we got everything organised and took taxi to airport around 5.45 am
Flight informationCheck-in area
We had limited baggage within limit, check-in was quick even though the service was poor. As one of my friends had purchased painting, we had to wait till he had sorted the fragile item Immigration and Security
After completing check-in we headed to immigration which had a long queue. Security queue was long but quicker. We had no issues with either and soon were in the departure area. Samudra manthan [Churning of the Milk Ocean] sculpture
We took some photos at the Samudra Manthan [Churning of the Milk Ocean] sculpture in the departure area.
Both ends of the sculpture.
Heading towards the duty free area
Duty Free areaFlight ScheduleShopping
As we had some spare Thai Bahts, we spent them on souvenirs, even though it was expensive.
We checked the flight schedule and realised the boarding had commenced.
Dash to gate
We had to head down the escalator to reach gate
Etihad B777 to Abu Dhabi
Temple sculpture near gateGate area
Tiger airways docket to airbridge. Other passengers had already boarded, still few minutes left for boarding to close.Boarding gate E5
Boarding was still open in the final stages. View of aircraft. as we rushed to board,
Passport and boarding card was checked before being allowed to proceed.
View of engineWindow view
Thai airways Boeing 737-400 taxingPushback
After boarding was completed, Pushback commenced after Etihad had completed its pushback and taxied towards runway.
Taxi was long towards runway , view of Thai Airways A330 in star alliance livery
Boeing 747-400Departing Bangkok
After a long taxi, waited in the holding area before rolling on runway 19L
Departing South towards SingaporeSeat pocket content
Reading material and menuSafety card
inside the card
Seat pocket view
As my friends didn't have enough sleep, they snoozed throughout the flight.Cabin view
Cabin crew distributed Singapore arrival forms.Buy on Board service
Buy on Board service commenced as I was returning from toilet. As we had eaten earlier, we skipped the BOB service
Time flew quickly, from Cloudy Bangkok to Sunny Singapore. Soon it was time for landing. Captain made announcements with arrival details and cabin crew began checks for landing.Arriving at the Low Budget Terminal
Landed on runway 02L.
Taxi was short to the Low Budget Terminal
Budget terminal was used by Tiger Airways and other low cost carriers to SingaporeDisembarkation
We were among the last to deboard. Crew were at the door to see off passengers.
Disembarkation was via stairs and walking to terminal.Tiger Airways 9V-TAP
As we walked to terminal, had a good view of the aircraft.Immigration and Customs
As was following other passengers, walked the ramp to immigration. I had no issues with immigration and was stamped 90 days tourist visa.
As two of my friends had Indian passport, they had taken visa for Singapore, their passport was stamped with 15 day visa. The lady immigration officer asked to button up his shirt.
After clearing immigration,, we collect bags from the carousal. Custom didn't stop us as we walked through the Green channel- nothing to declare.Bus to Terminal 2
We had a 2.am flight next day departing to Sydney from Terminal 2. We decided to leave our bags in luggage hold and head to city. We took shuttle bus to Terminal 2 from Budget Terminal.
Dropped out bags in the arrival area. After leaving the bags we took MRT to Little India.Little India
We had lunch at Little India.
Shopping at Mustapha's
Liitle India street view as we shopped till late evening.
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