I hope my last trip report travelling around West Coast USA was enjoyable to read, well enough for you to be interested in this one anyway.
For this trip, I was lucky enough to visit 3 different places in India staying at a different hotel chain at each one during monsoon season.
The itinerary in early August was as follows:
Day 1: SQ424 SIN-BOM B777-300 J Class new layout. Hotel Sofitel Mumbai.
Day 2: 9W426 BOM-GOI B737-800 J Class. Hotel Park Hyatt Goa.
Days 3-4: Hotel Park Hyatt Goa.
Day 5: 9W2952 GOI-BLR Y Class ATR 72. Hotel JW Marriott.
Day 6: SQ503 BLR-SIN J Class B777-200 ER.
The day began on a rainy afternoon in Singapore. My journey to the airport took me past some iconic views from around the city.
Blurry picture of MBS…. The rain began to fall not long after this.
Business class check-in area of Terminal 3 was empty. With this being a Sunday afternoon, I did expect a slightly more packed airport.
Time to head out to the back….
A quick visit to the lounge….
A very empty lounge I must say……not that I minded.
There are seats inside the lounge that provides good viewing of the transfer area. Unfortunately, no windows to see any birds.
Just to show how quiet this lounge was…..
Food wasn’t particularly appetizing so I ended up with some chicken wings, meatballs and potato.
After food, I head to our gate. B10 if I remember correctly.
I couldn’t get a shot of our bird for the night but I managed to take a shot of the plane parked next door.
Time to board and I make my way to my seat 20K.
I didn’t realise I would be trying the new J class layout until boarding. Small storage area. Adequate.
Nice touch screen remote…
The bed layout still directs your legs towards the corner. Although the seat is wonderful, if sleeping it can be a little restless.
Plenty of leg space.
View from the side.
Champagne and wine offerings….
I went for my usual champagne…
As we approach for take-off I do a little plane spotting, ironic I spot a couple of Jet Airways birds.
And off we go…
Flight information on SQ has improved a lot.
Headset, slippers and socks!
Time for food beginning with the traditional satay!
Seafood starter with garlic bread. Delicious!
I went for book the cook. Beef fillet with mash potato and roasted vegetables! Great choice.
Ice cream dessert and cheese and crackers! I love cheddar cheese with crackers. I always ask for more.
After food I get some rest and the flight map indicates we are an hour away from Mumbai.
Wifi was available on board but came at an expensive price.
$19.99 for 50MB, other options include 30MB for $12.99 or 15MB for $6.99.
As we land, it’s raining extremely heavy. No more photos as it was pointless until I reached the hotel. It is monsoon season after all.
This is my 3rd time staying in Sofitel Mumbai. It’s a lovely hotel with great ambience about the place. I didn’t have time to visit the gym or pool as I arrived late and my stay here would be for less than 12 hours. When I arrived they took me straight to my room to check-in. I am not a big fan of this as sometimes I like to enquire what my room is like before I reach.
Restaurant entrance where I would have breakfast the following morning.
Room was pleasant with a nice feel to it. I can’t complain really as it’s my 3rd time here and it’s the same quality of stay as my previous visits.
Separate bath and shower….
Time to sleep before another days flying begins.
To be continued…..