Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2F to Singapore Changi Terminal 4 Flight Review
Heading back to Singapore from Jakarta, I went with Indonesia AirAsia again as part of my return ticket as the fare was reasonable for the flight schedule. I arrived at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2F slightly earlier due to the Commuter Line Bandara Soekarno-Hatta schedule, and to re-familiarise myself with the renovated Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2F.
Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2F
The driveway of Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2F. I had arrived by Skytrain from the Airport Railway Station which connected with Terminal 2E.
Only half of Terminal 2F was currently opened, and all airlines were labelled at Door 5.
The departure screen is located on the driveway already.
My Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 looks to be in good time.
Terminal 2F was very crowded during my visit. Food options were also limited with empty shot lots line the recently-renovated Terminal 2F.
As such, I headed straight in to the transit area.
The check-in counters are behind the glass wall. While security screening used to take place before entering the check-in row area, this has since been removed.
The baggage drop-off queue for AirAsia was crowded. Thankfully, I didn’t need any check-in bags.
I couldn’t find any AirAsia check-in kiosks in this check-in area.
Nevertheless, I had already checked-in online and have my mobile boarding pass and print-at-home boarding pass on hand, so I could proceed straight to the gate.
Heading to immigration on the left.
Immigration was extremely easy as I was early for my flight and there were 0 people in front of me in the queue.
As I was still early for my flight, I decided to rest and relax in the Saphire Lounge Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2F with food, drinks, and a shower before my flight.
I left the Saphire Lounge about 45 minutes prior to my flight departure to get to my gate in good time.
The international section of Terminal 2 at Terminal 2F is simple with 1 long transit area with 1 path leading to all 7 gates only.
Making the 1 turn towards the gates at the end of the row of shops.
Security is conducted before the gate area at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2F. This means that the liquids, aerosols, and gels restrictions apply from here, and you cannot bring any drinks bought from outside or even in the transit area before security. Water bottles must be emptied before security or at security.
Following security, the 7 gates are fanned out from this main middle area.
The 1 travellator within the gates area was not in operation.
There are small shops in the gates area with marked-up prices for their benefit of being after security.
Heading to Gate F3 for my Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 flight.
Taking the elevated path to the gate area.
To my surprise, boarding passes are not checked upon entry to the gate hold room.
I soon understood why, as my previous knowledge of Terminal 2F now needs to be updated.
The former emergency exit bridges linking the various gates along the apron have been widened, covered, and air-conditioned to form new additional seating areas and connecting all 7 gates into 1 massive U-shaped waiting area.
The new connecting waiting areas around Gate F3 link up Gates F2 and F4 with shared extra seats.
There is also a wide walkway forming the inter-gate connection.
Power sockets are also available on selected pillars, and from selected rows of seats.
PK-AZJ will be flying me back to Singapore from Jakarta.
There are, however, no new toilets along the connecting waiting areas. Passengers with mobility issues will need to return to the terminal building from the gate to use a toilet located on the same floor.
Boarding for Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 is done in zones as usual.
As I was in Zone 3 in an aisle seat, I decided to board last.
Heading into Gate F3.
The queue on the aerobridge already formed before me.
Heading in the queue down the aerobridge.
Indonesia AirAsia QZ268
The interior of Indonesia AirAsia’s Airbus A320-200.
The legroom available on board Indonesia AirAsia’s Airbus A320-200.
It was quite a full flight on my Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 flight from Jakarta to Singapore.
My Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 flight took off from Jakarta at 6.49pm – 29 minutes delayed.
Nasi Padang Uda Ratman
After the seat belt signs were switched off, the pre-booked meals cart came round to serve me my pre-booked Nasi Padang Uda Ratman.
The Nasi Padang Uda Ratman consists of white rice, beef rendang, stir-fried cassava leaves, ikan bilis balado and green sambal. Prawn crackers are served in a separate packet.
I was surprised that the beef rendang was very tender and soft for an airline meal, and especially for an evening flight, since I would have expected that my meal would have been loaded up at the start of the day.
The clean toilet on board.
Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4
My Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 flight landed in Singapore Changi Airport at 9.14pm – 1 minute delayed.
Disembarking from the aircraft.
Heading up the aerobridge.
My gate was just before the escalator down to immigration, with no travellator rides needed.
Heading down to immigration.
Onward connections in the transit area is possible with the security screening to Terminal 4 and the Changi Airport Terminal 4 Shuttle Bus to Terminals 3 and 1. Terminal 2 can be accessed via Terminal 3 and changing to the Skytrain.
Heading past the duty-free shops after immigration.
With no baggage to reclaim, I headed straight out through customs to the public area.
The arrival hall of Changi Airport Terminal 4.
It was yet another good flight with Indonesia AirAsia with good food and a 1-minute early arrival into Singapore Changi Airport. With the on-time schedule, it was easy for me to continue on home by public transport. AirAsia’s move back to the older but recently-renovated Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2F also means that there was less walking to do in the terminal, and zero queues at immigration, which made the journey even more fuss-free.