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Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 Sydney - Singapore | 2007 Photos

Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:32 am

Trip Report : Sydney - Singapore on Singapore Airlines

Flight Details:
Airlines: Singapore Airlines
Flight : SQ220 SYD - SIN
Reg : 9V-SMZ
Aircraft: Boeing 747-412
Dep - SYD : 8.05
Arr - SIN : 14.25
Flight time : 7 hours, 50 minutes
Distance : 6,305 kilometers or 3,404 nautical miles.

Introduction

This trip report is from a flight in June 2007. In those days, Singapore Airlines jewel of the crown was the Boeing 747-400. Airbus SQ's A380's inaugural Sydney flight was to be start in Oct. I was travelling with family to Mumbai. Had 5 hours transit in Singapore. There was no iphone, no apps, Nokia ruled the phone market.

Arriving at the Airport

Arrived at the airport 3 hours before flight by taxi as had a luggage to check-in. Internet Check-in was not available.

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Being winter was still dark outside

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Flight Information Display

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Check-in Counters

Singapore Airlines Check-in Counter H01-H52.

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Check-in

SQ Check-in counter operated from H01-H52. Passport and visa was checked, received the boarding passes all the way to Mumbai. Carry-on baggage tags were given. With less weight to drag around were free to walk around

Frog Statue

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Arrivals

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Flight arriving in Sydney

As there was no internet / apps on the mobile phone, flight location details was displayed on the monitor.

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Flight arrival schedule

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To departure area

After some time walking around, returned to the departure area.

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A380 Model

SQ was to launch the inaugural A380 service, there was model hanging from the ceiling.

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Wet week in Sydney

Decided to have breakfast before boarding flight. It had been a wet winter, rained on that day too.

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View of the tarmac from the food court.

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Royal Brunei B767-300ER pushback

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After breakfast, waited few minutes in the terminal area. View of Air Canada before entering immigration and security

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Immigration for gate 50- 63

Immigration was divided on gates, Qantas and alliances had separate immigration. SQ and most star alliance flights departed from Gate 50-63.

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Boarding Gate

After completing immigration and security, headed to the gate 57. Had arrived early at gate and waited for the boarding call.

Duty free shopping

I was browsing around the shops and ended up getting a Canon S3 with 30x zoom, which I couldn't use much as the battery wasn't charged. Got a magazine to read onboard.

Boarding

Boarding was called soon. Passport and boarding pass was checked before allowed to proceed to flight.

Boarding process was quick and soon was on board the flight. Crew checked the boarding pass and directed to seat 60K.

Cabin view

Economy seating on B747-400 was 3-4-3. After door was closed, crew provided warm towels to everyone on board. Menu card was distributed.

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Pushback, taxi and departure

Flight was full yet boarding was completed on time, Cabin crew carried out pre-departure checks and performed manual safety demonstration.

Pushback commenced and taxied to runway 16R. Flight flew South before turning West.

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Boeing 747-400 Engine

Being a rainy day, few over clouds to attain cruising altitude.

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Flight Path after departing Sydney

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Drink Service

Drink session commenced short. I selected orange juice.

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Cabin view

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Flight Information

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Seat pocket

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B747- Economy Seat recline

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Cabin Service

Announcement was made breakfast would be served. Checked the menu card. Crew distributed special meals first.

Menu Card

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Menu

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Breakfast

Noodles for breakfast

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Special Breakfast

My family members had selected special veg meal while booking ticket. Indian veg meal, food was good.

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Flight path Sydney - Singapore

Soon the trays were cleared and windows shades down, cabin light was dimmed.

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After breakfast

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Over NT

Checked outside, flying over the Great Australian desert of Northern Territory

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Inflight Entertainment [IFE]

Watched a Bollywood movie.

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IFE control

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Resting

After the movie, snoozed of to wake somewhere close to equator.

Resting between meals

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Flying over Indonesia waters

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Dormant volcano in Indonesia

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Cabin Service

2 Hours before landing, lunch service began with drinks. Special meals were served first.

Drinks

I selected Singapore Sling.

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Lunch Presentation

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Lunch - Hindu Veg Meal

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Lunch - Western

Selected Western lunch of Chicken and potatoes

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Cabin view

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Window view

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Terminal 2 Gate information

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Over Batam island, Indonesia

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Descending

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Approaching SIngapore

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Brakes applied

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Slowing down after landing

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Crossing East coast highway

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Taxi to gate

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Demolished Low Cost Terminal at Singapore Changi

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Approaching Terminal 2- Gate

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Silk Air A320's

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Passengers getting up

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Sunflower garden just above the engine. Ground staff doing a check in preparation for next flight

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Preparing for another flight

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Transit

Singapore Changi caters to transit passengers, with 5 hours of transit time there are enough facilities to keep one busy, we disembarked the plane and rested for sometime in Terminal 2 as the Mumbai flight was to depart from same terminal.

Hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for reading.

End of Trip

:)



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Milesdependent
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Re: Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 Sydney - Singapore | 2007 Photos

Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:21 pm

Awesome blast from the past! Brings back so many memories. I loved the SQ 744s and travelled so much back then I logged just about every single one (except SPK).
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 Sydney - Singapore | 2007 Photos

Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:30 pm

Amazing... SQ had mainline flights to Penang! Also, to Lahore and Karachi. All those have now been discontinued. And, I saw SK's sign at SYD!?
Nxt Flts: KE SIN-ICN-ATL | DL ATL-FLL | AA MIA-ATL | KE ATL-ICN-SIN
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 Sydney - Singapore | 2007 Photos

Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:56 am

What a blast from the past. It's weird to think this was the status quo of aviation 12 years ago! Great report!

Does anyone know what the routing of that Air Canada B767 was?
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 Sydney - Singapore | 2007 Photos

Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:46 am

Ebmek wrote:
What a blast from the past. It's weird to think this was the status quo of aviation 12 years ago! Great report!

Does anyone know what the routing of that Air Canada B767 was?


AC used to fly YVR-HNL-SYD on the 767.

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