Flight Review – Jetstar Asia 3K212: Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2F) to Singapore by Airbus A320-200

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Jetstar Asia 3K212 is a non-daily high-demand flight only operating on days with more demand like on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing about an hour before the daily last daily flight from Jakarta. This also gets me into Singapore just before midnight, which is a better flight timing than the daily last flight crossing midnight and having a (+1) in the itinerary.

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Checking my check-in counter number on the information screens.

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Despite having checked in online already, I did not have a printer on me as I was already in Jakarta, and the boarding pass wouldn’t download on the Jetstar app, so I have to head to the check-in counter to get my boarding pass.

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Heading into Gate 5 for security screening to head to my check-in counter.

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The Jetstar Asia check-in counter queue is guarded by security personnel who performs “random bag checks” before allowing you to proceed to the counter. This is immediately after the mandatory customs check about 20 meters away. What are they checking for which the centralised security screening have missed out 5 seconds ago is beyond me. (Food perhaps?)

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Heading to the check-in counter to get my boarding pass. Not much queue here, not bad.

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My carry-on bag weighs 4.7kg. Perfect.

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My boarding pass for my Jetstar Asia 3K212 flight from Jakarta to Singapore.

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My bag is also tagged with a carry on baggage tag indicating my bag’s weight. Hmm.

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Following the path to immigration.

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Heading into the transit area after immigration.

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Turning into the only pier at Terminal 2F.

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Another security check is held here just before entering the gate area to check for liquids, aerosols and gels.

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Turning into Gate F1 just after the security screening area.

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Heading down to Gate F1.

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Boarding pass checks was a little slow, and I realised why when it came to my turn – Jetstar Asia re-weighs everyone’s bags before checking and tearing the boarding pass, comparing it with the weight of the bag verified at check-in. Luckily I don’t really shop before flying, not in Jakarta anyway. I think those whose bags exceeded 7kg were charged extra on the spot to gate-check their bags.

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Sitting in the gate hold room watching people get pissed off while their bags are taken to be gate-checked.

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My Jetstar Asia aircraft is hiding behind the first aerobridge. 9V-JSW would be taking me back to Singapore.

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After a final boarding pass check, I headed down to the aerobridge.

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Hmm, I wonder why these passengers with more than 2 small carry-ons per person were not stopped at the gate.

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Boarding the aircraft with the aerobridge.

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Heading to my window seat.

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The legroom on board Jetstar Asia’s Airbus A320-200.

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Hmm, the seat looks a bit different.

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The view of the aircraft from my seat.

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Pushing back from the gate.

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Goodbye Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

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Heading parallel with an Air China aircraft.

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Passing by Terminal 3.

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Heading to the runway for take-off.

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U-turning towards Singapore over Tangerang.

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The flight was generally uneventful since I didn’t order any frills, and I didn’t go to the toilet to check it out as there were people in the aisle and middle seats. It was a short flight anyway.

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Descending into Changi Airport over Pengerang.

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Crossing the Tebrau Strait.

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Flying over Changi Beach.

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Touched down in Changi Airport at 11.12pm – 28 minutes early. Impressive.

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The welcoming sight of Changi Airport with the iconic control tower.

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Passing by a British Airways Airbus A380.

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Passing by a Qantas Airbus A380.

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Continuing on to the D gates.

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A new sight at Terminal 1 which is now very yellow.

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Parked at Gate D38.

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Some Vietnamese wordings on the exit doors.

Looks like 9V-JSW was once VN-A561 which operated for Jetstar Pacific, hence probably why the different seats installed too.

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Heading up the aerobridge.

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Skirting around the big gate hold room for Gates D38, D48 and D49.

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Looking back at 9V-JSW.

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The welcome sight at Terminal 1.

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Heading out to immigration.

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Seems like immigration does get crowded now with Scoot moving to Terminal 1. There are now even signs officially telling you that you can clear immigration at other terminals if you have no check-in bags – this used to be for those in the know only.

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Nevertheless, I headed down for immigration in Terminal 1.

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Heading through the duty free shops with nothing to buy.

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The screens to tell you where to pick up your bags.

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As I had no bags, I headed straight out through Customs.

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Here, I headed down to get a taxi home thanks to Grab’s ridiculous surcharges that makes a taxi even with the airport and midnight surcharges cheaper.

Overall, another simple and fuss-free flight with Jetstar Asia, made better with the early arrival of the plane into Singapore.

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