Flying Scoot: Singapore’s LCC Flies B777
June 2, 2014
Again, no lounge access for this flight although its parent company is Singapore Airlines. I appeared myself at a check-in counter three hours before the departure. The check-in process was smooth, no problem. Until the departure time, I waited at Starbucks in Concourse B, which was closer to my gate D2. Although Scoot is an LCC, it still uses the gate near to the immigration (maybe depending on the day) and that is a plus.
The boarding process started off with ScootBiz passengers and they tried to give good amount of time for them to be onboard first while THAI on the other hand announced all Royal Silk and Star Gold passengers only once and soon began offering general boarding, which often created messy boarding areas. Upon boarding, a friendly attendant escorted me all the way to my seat, and he soon served me cupped water. After then, the attendant started to call my last name to recognize me throughout the flight. Before the door closed, I was given a WIFI access card for the screening programs for my iPad or etc (but I didn't use it). If I could utilize it, the flight might have been even fun.
After taking off, the meal was offered. There were choices and I chose a veggie meal. The meal was set on a plate and it was really alike United’s economy meal. However, I really liked the Sour Cream & Onion Pringles chips, which I thought it was better than United’s double chocolate brownie bar.
Right after the dinner, peaceful atmosphere covered the cabin because most passengers were leisure travelers, even in the business cabin. A restroom was spacious because it was used to be the first class cabin toilet for Singapore. Of course, it was clean but a simple look and I liked that way.
Overall, flying Scoot is much better than I have originally thought. With decent attractive price offered in ScootBiz, there is probably no reason to fly more expensive Star Alliance carriers on the 800-mile route between Bangkok and Singapore. However, continuity yields the best answer. Let see how it goes on my next Scoot experience, which would again take place in the end of June. Stay tuned.