Flight Review – Jetstar Asia 3K518: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Singapore by Airbus A320-200

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Jetstar Asia 3K518 was a pretty good flight timing from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Singapore, departing at a very comfortable 7pm to maximise my stay in Bangkok. I say was, as Jetstar Asia seems to have lost their slot, replacing it with an irregular 8.40pm flight instead. I had booked this flight as a return ticket from Singapore, but after burning my first leg as I got the train up instead, I was still able to use the return sector with no problems.

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Heading to Row E to check-in for my flight.

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Jetstar Asia takes up the front portion of Row E.

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Despite having 3 counters with 3 queues, everyone just queued in 1 line so it made the queuing speed a lot faster.

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My boarding pass for my Jetstar Asia 3K518 from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Singapore. Due to my late check-in without checking in online, I was given the last row of the plane. Looks like a full flight.

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Heading to departures.

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For those with priority, the separate Fast Track security and immigration line is located on the departures level itself.

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Heading into the transit area after immigration.

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Taking a hike through the duty free shops towards the C gates.

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More duty free.

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Finally, the junction to the C gates.

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Continuing on.

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The entrance to the C gates.

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Looking down at the C gates. Almost there. This is the annoyance of long airports.

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Heading down the pier on the travellator.

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Finally at Gate C9 in good time for boarding.

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Heading down the ramp to the gate hold room.

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Boarding passes are checked and torn before entering the gate hold room.

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Well, that’s not good – the most important airport facility for a budget flight. Luckily I had already refilled my water before entering the gate. Not good, Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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The gate hold room of Gate C9.

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9V-JSQ on duty to bring me back to Singapore on Jetstar Asia 3K518 tonight.

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As I didn’t want to be in my last row seat of agony for an extended period of time, I decided to be the last to board.

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Heading down the aerobridge.

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Argh, too early.

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Queuing down the aerobridge while people stow their bags and grab their seats.

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Boarding the aircraft.

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Walking the entire length of the aircraft. Sigh.

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Oh well, at least this plane comes with the newer thin seats so there’s more legroom.

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The view of the aircraft from my seat.

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There was KLOOK advertising on the tray tables.

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The seat pocket is a rigid plastic type behind the headrest of the seat in front.

Announcements were made for 6 missing passengers. After no one responded to the call, the pilot announced that we’re good to go, so I sprang to a row of empty seats. Thanks, group of 6 missing people.

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I took the aisle seat first as the doors have not been well and truly shut yet since there is a bit of delay in pushback by Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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Once the announcement for cabin crew to arm the doors were made, I moved over to the window seat. This last row seat has suddenly turned into a Europe business class flight.

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Pushing back from the gate.

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Taxiing to Runway 19L, passing by the domestic A and B gates.

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Taking off from Runway 19L.

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Passing over the Bang Na Expressway, the world’s longest elevated road viaduct.

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Flying over the Gulf of Thailand as the moon shines.

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Heading for a toilet visit.

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The clean and well-stocked toilet on board.

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Flying over Pattaya City.

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As the drinks trolley came around, I ordered myself a white wine to complete this “Business Class” experience. The white wine in stock was a Louis Eschenauer
Colombard Chardonnay 2018 for S$9. Tasted pretty fine, easy to drink on a flight.

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Flying over Pengerang approaching Singapore.

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Flying past the downtown Singapore skyline.

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The familiar sight of ships parked off East Coast.

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Flying past the future Changi Depot.

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Flying past the existing Changi Depot.

The flight landed at 10.17pm – 8 minutes ahead of schedule.

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Taxiing to the gate.

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Disembarking from the aircraft.

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Heading up the aerobridge.

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Parked beside a British Airways Airbus A380.

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Taking the travellator to arrivals.

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Heading down to arrival immigration. Looks like there’s also a new sign to indicate which immigration hall this is.

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Heading down past the duty free shops after immigration.

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The baggage carousel information displayed upon entering the baggage reclaim area.

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As I had no check-in bags, I headed straight out.

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Heading down to the pick up point to get a Grab back home.

Overall, a simple and fuss-free flight on Jetstar Asia, made luxurious by 6 people who didn’t turn up for the flight. Thanks for the free upgrade, whoever you are. And please show up to the gate on time before it closes the next time.

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