Trip Report: Singapore Airlines SQ421 Mumbai - Singapore
Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight :SQ 421 BOM - SIN
Reg : 9V-SQM
Aircraft: Boeing 777-212/ER
Dep - BOM : 07.45
Arr - SIN : 2.35
Flight time : 4 hours 55 minutes
Distance : 3,899 kilometersTrip Video: Singapore Airlines SQ421 Mumbai - Singaporehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ALzW5Kv0F0Introduction
This report is a 2011 trip from Mumbai.
Arriving at Airport
Arrived early to Airport while it was still dark. As the airport was under private management, can see the new logo - peacock feather.
While waiting on the land-side, watched the new Terminal 2 under-construction, Design of which is based on peacock - India's national bird.
View of Terminal 2A - which used to serve all other airlines except Air India and Star Alliance members.
Arrivals car park and Terminal C which was used by Air India and Star Alliance members, Terminal B was not in use.
With morning being mostly arrivals from Middle East, Departure was not busy.
View of the now demolished Terminal 2 A and B
Its was time for check-in. Walked towards Terminal 2C
View before getting ticket and passport checked at entrance.Check-in
After completing security check upon entering, arrived at the Singapore Airlines check-in counter. I would be transiting through Singapore. Got bags weighed and checked till Sydney, Received the boarding pass for both flights along with immigration form. Got handbag tags from Singapore Airlines for security stamp.Immigration and Security
After completing the immigration form, walked towards the corridor. Mumbai departure used to be immigration and then security, which is other way round in the new terminal 2.
There was no queue at Immigration. Custom checked was conducted after immigration. Security was quick and down in the departure area.
Boarding pass and baggage tag was stamped by security, Passengers were not allowed to board.without the handbag tag stamp,
Ethiopian Airlines crew waiting for others after security check.
Duty free Area
Few shops in duty free.
Gate signage and some lounges
Direction to boarding gate
Some food outlets
Closer view of flight schedule - SQ was not listed
Explored the terminal while waiting for gate number to show.
Passengers waiting for boarding call, mostly to Middle east destinations.
Waiting near gate area which had drinking fountains.
Singapore Airlines would be departing from Gate 8.Boarding
After waiting some time, Boarding call was made on time. Queue formed by seat numbers. Passport, boarding pass and stamped handbag tags was checked.
View of Singapore Airlines 9V-SQM operating SQ421 with a Kuwaiti Airways A340 pushbacked to the left of the picture, Crew greeted passengers at the board and directed them towards their seats.
Business class seats
Walking towards the rear of cabin. Having changed the departure schedule to early time. Flight was half full. As I was seated in the rear, Front cabin was empty when I boarded.
Economy cabin 3-3-3
Occupied the assigned seat, window view of the terminal
Qantas QF51 to Singapore and Brisbane. I had traveled on this flight till Singapore in 2010,
Jet Airways used to be India's biggest carrier in those days.
View of the under-construction terminal.
Cabin filled up and crew began distributing cold towels.
Waiting for pushback
View of Air India's new liveryPushback and Departure
Pushback commenced and aircraft taxied towards runway 27. Watch the departure video above.
Departure queue waiting for other departures and arrivals
Airport taxiway under construction
Air India A319 on finals
After some waiting, rolled on runway 27 and departed towards the West and over the Arabian sea.
Flight continued west and then turned South, Overflying the southern tip of Island of Mumbai and then turned East.
Cabin view after departure.
Captain and crew provided flight details.
Flight informationSeat Pocket Material
Seat pocket contained Silverkris, KrisWorld and KrisShop magazine.
Menu was distributed before the breakfast service
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 Safety Card
I had picked newspaper for reading at the aerobridge. Wanting to rest before arrival, I didn't use the entertainment system
Flying over the Southern India
Passengers were mostly resting due to early check-in for this flight. Very few watching entertainment.
3 more hours of flying.Cabin Service
Breakfast was provided after an hour of departure.
I had chosen the mutton kheema. Alcohol was not served on the morning. Drinks option was orange juice, tea or coffee.
Trays were collected and window shades were pulled down.Arrival in Singapore
Rested after breakfast and slept. Woke to announcement of arrival soon. Crew commenced safety check and cleared the rubbish.
Crew checked passengers if they were transiting or entering Singapore and then handling Singapore immigration forms. As I would be transiting, I didn't take the form.
Flying over clouds
Screen displaying connection gate details.
Landing was smooth, check video. after a short taxi arrived at gate.
Window view after reaching gate
Disembarkation was orderly
View of cabin before disembarkation
Thanked the crew and exited the aircraft.
I had a long transit but stayed in the airport till next flight.
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