Flight Review – Indonesia AirAsia QZ268: Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2F) to Singapore by Airbus A320-200

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Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 is a daily evening flight from Jakarta to Singapore, and also the last Indonesia AirAsia flight of the day to Singapore. Heading back, I opted for this flight as usual to maximise my day in Jakarta.

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Heading through the security post at Gate 5 to enter the check-in area.

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The check-in area for international departures at Terminal 2F.

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The international flight schedule at Terminal 2F.

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The AirAsia baggage drop counters which I’ve not used before.

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Heading to the self check-in kiosk to reprint my boarding pass.

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The self check-in kiosks are only used by AirAsia in this area.

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My flight details popped up after keying in my PNR.

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Despite having already checked in online, the self check-in kiosk still requires me to scan my passport to reprint my boarding pass.

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Printing out my boarding pass from the self check-in kiosk.

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A final reminder to be at the gate 30 minutes before departure.

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My boarding pass for my Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 flight from Jakarta to Singapore.

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Heading into the transit area after immigration.

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Heading for another security clearance to enter the gate area.

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Heading to Gate F3.

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Looks like a busy gate this evening.

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There’s some upgrading works in progress so unfortunately the garden view to the gate is no more.

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Heading into the gate hold room.

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The gate hold room of Gate F3.

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PK-AZJ will be taking me back to Singapore today.

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Terminal 3 can be seen from this gate hold room.

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As I was charging my phone on the seat in the gate hold room, I decided to be one of the last ones to board.

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Heading down the aerobridge.

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Boarding the aircraft.

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Looks like a pretty full flight.

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The legroom on board Indonesia AirAsia’s Airbus A320-200.

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The view of the aircraft from my seat.

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Cabin lights were dimmed for takeoff.

At this point, I would like to commend one of the stewards working on board this flight. I was reading the Travel 3Sixty magazine due to boredom in the aisle seat while queuing for takeoff, and just as he walked past the aisle when the lights were being dimmed (and probably checking everyone’s seat belts), he switched on my reading light on his own initiative just before the cabin went dark. I don’t think even the world’s top full-service airlines would do this proactively, but Indonesia AirAsia does.

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After the seat belt signs were switched off, the meal service commenced. I ordered the Nasi Kuning Manado for S$4.

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The Nasi Kuning Manado tasted quite alright, but was quite filling after a few bites with lots of carbos in this dish – potato stew on the side with the kunyit rice.

The rest of the flight was pretty uneventful.

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Disembarking from the aerobridge at Gate G1, where there was secondary screening for all arriving passengers on my flight.

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Continuing on the path after secondary screening.

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Heading down for immigration.

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No bags to collect once again.

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From here, I headed down to the underpass to the bus stop to catch a bus out of Changi Airport.

Overall, another pleasant flight with Indonesia AirAsia as always.

Between AirAsia Berhad and Indonesia AirAsia, I do prefer the latter sometimes with the quality of food and service of the crew, and this flight proves once again that Indonesia AirAsia’s crew do look out for the simple little things that don’t matter till you realise what they’ve done to make your low cost flight a little bit more pleasant – that makes me want to fly Indonesia AirAsia more than even getting a full-service airline if fares are competitive.

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