Trip Reports

Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 to London

Flying on SIA’s Super Jumbo to the UK capital

The final leg of the first half of our trip to the UK and Europe back in 2018 was Singapore Airlines flight SQ308, onboard Airbus A380-800 9V-SKL. I was pretty jetlagged by this point, so I don’t have too many pictures.

The stunning pool at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

During our two night layover, we visited all of Changi’s terminals, and I took advantage of our hotel room’s fantastic runway view to do a bit of plane spotting, however it was pretty hazy, so the photos weren’t fantastic.

The layover passed quickly, and headed through check-in to our waiting super jumbo, 8 year old 9V-SKL. With the advantage of an A380 optimised gate with three airbridges, boarding was completed quickly, and we pushed back and taxied out for takeoff.

Breakfast was served as we skimmed the clouds over the Bay of Bengal. I elected to have the western option, Scrambled eggs, served with pork sausage, tomato, and potatoes, although the asian option, Fried Rice Vermicelli looked equally delicious.

I soon settled down to watch the movie “A Wrinkle in Time”, a bit of a flop to be honest, and a fairly substantial snack was served, I had the tuna role. Unfortunately, soon after, lunch was also served, leaving five hours with no meal service at all. I had the Indian Butter Chicken, creamy lentil tomato stew and dill rice.

Another example of SIA’s fantastic catering

The rest of the flight passed quickly and we soon landed at Heathrow and headed through to pick up our hire car. The only aircraft of note I managed to get a picture of was this Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, after a flight from Nairobi.

The 787-8 does tend to look a little stubby

The hire car depot provided some good views of landing aircraft, and I managed to snap this British Airways Boeing 747-400 while landing. I’m pretty sure its G-CIVZ, which has since been retired along with the rest of BA’s 747s.

I hope that despite the lateness of this post, its been an interesting read, my next trip report will also be on SIA’s A380s, CDG-SIN-MEL, so don’t forget to look out for it next weekend!

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