A Review of Scoot from Bangkok to Singapore
After spending several wonderful days in Bangkok, we needed to head down to Singapore where we would be departing for our trip to Western Australia a few days later. Bangkok and Singapore are separated by approximately 2 and a half hours flying time and there is no shortage of airlines flying between these two cities.
You have the option of flying a full service carrier such as Thai, Singapore Airlines, or Cathay Pacific. You also have a wide choice of low cost carriers such as Air Asia, Jetstar, Lion Air, and Scoot.
Check in at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok was a breeze. We had prepaid for our suitcases and seat selections during booking. With our boarding passes in hand, we were soon through security and the exit passport control. After a very healthy breakfast from Burger King, it was time for boarding.
Scoot is a rapidly growing airline owned by Singapore Airlines. It had recently merged with Tiger Air and our Airbus A320 had a hybrid livery. It was clear that our aircraft had originally flown for Tiger Air.
We boarded the flight and found our seats. The interior was your typical low cost carrier cabin. There were black faux leather seats with ok legroom. The young cabin crew were all very cheerful and friendly.
We pushed back, headed to the runway and took off bound for Singapore. The weather was nice today and it was a smooth and quick flight. Being a low cost carrier, all food and drinks are strictly buy on board, including water. We perused the menu card and decided on coconut water for today at 4 Singaporean dollars each.
We were treated to some nice views heading down the east coast of Malaysia. Shortly before descent, we passed an island, which I believe to be Tioman Island in Malaysia. I had spent some time there many years before so we tried to snap a few pictures.
On final approach to Singapore we passed over dozens of ships anchored offshore. This is always fun when landing in Singapore. Before long, we touched down at Changi Airport and parked at our gate.
Scoot is your typical low cost carrier and there was nothing really remarkable about this flight. It was comfortable enough and there was a decent selection of beverages and food available for purchase. The cabin crew were friendly and delivered their service with a smile. It is a safe, convenient way to get from point A to point B and we would not hesitate to choose them again if the price were reasonable.