Silk Air – MI 342– SIN– KUL
Flight time: 20:00– 20:55 (20:02-20:31)
Duration: 0 hours 55 minutes
2nd June 2016
O V E R V I E W :
This trip report forms Part 2 of my journey back home after completing the final papers as a finalist in university. Part 1 from London Heathrow to Singapore can be found here. Having arrived on time from London, I had approximately 2 hours of transit here at SIN. I intentionally chose a longer transit before heading to KUL (the shortest option being around 55 minutes) as I found out about the Changi Dollar Vouchers available for certain transiting pax on SQ at Changi. It is advisable that you check with the official statement on this via Singapore Airlines’ website to see if you are eligible.
Having arrived at Terminal 3 at Changi, I headed to the collection counter located at this terminal. There was quite a queue at the counter when I arrived (I guess many passengers know about this) but as it was managed by a few staffs the queue moved quite swiftly.
Got my 40 SGD vouchers after verifying my boarding passes for the 2 legs of my journey. 20 SGD can be used on food at restaurants in the airport and the remaining 20 SGD is specifically for duty free items (check official statement via SQ’s website for exact locations and restrictions). As I will be coming back to SIN for a short trip in a couple of days, I decided to only use the vouchers then.
Headed to the Skytrain station T3 to hop on the train to T2, where my flight to KUL will depart from.
Arrived at the gate with about 10 minutes to spare before the gate was opened. The number of people gathering around the boarding gate indicated that it was going to be a full flight, with mainly business men/woman heading back after a day of business trip perhaps.
Pretty excited upon boarding as it was my very first flight on Silk Air. Greeted by a tidy cabin with a refreshment towel placed on every seat featuring the very neatly positioned seat belts.
Rather tight seat pitch on the A320. No complains for this short hop though.
A peep through the window at Terminal 2. Window seat FTW! 🙂
Mandatory seat pocket shot as usual.
Silk Air has adopted the entertainment on your own device system and this guide was within the contents on the seat pocket. Did not really give it a go since it was such a short flight.
Safety demonstration was carried out by the drop down screens after boarding was completed. Despite the flight being full, I was very lucky to get the whole row of seats to myself as seat B and C was empty (most probably a no show due to mis-connection).
Take off was on time and soon I was on my home! Captured this lovely shot overlooking Changi shortly after lift off.
Tea/coffee, juice and water were on offer after the seat belt sign went off. Served on a rather fancy mini tray.
As with all KUL-SIN flights and vice versa, the cruising time is very short and very soon the place descended after the beverage service and I was back on home soil pretty much ahead of schedule. Taxied passed these A380s of MH which I have yet to try (soon, perhaps..before they phase them out).
Docked next to a MH A330 and ready for my mamak supper. 😛
C O N C L U S I O N:
Being my first flight on MI, I did not have any expectations going onboard. As a sister company of SQ, the crew definitely shared the same professionalism and attitude (in a good way) I experienced on my previous flight into SIN. Besides being friendly and showing enthusiasm in their job, nothing else I could comment about on this very short hop. Hard product on MI seems decent and the IFE on your own device option is innovative but personally I would prefer a larger behind the head rest screen compared to using my iPhone. Overall a good flight and hopefully I will get to try out MI on a longer flight in the future for a more comprehensive review.
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