Review of Air Asia flight Singapore Penang in Economy

Airline Air Asia
Flight AK 1726
Class Economy
Seat 19A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:05
Take-off 10 Jun 16, 22:30
Arrival at 10 Jun 16, 23:35
AK 120 reviews
By 1239
Published on 15th June 2016
Now for the second weekend jaunt to Penang via AirAsia and Jetstar. As similar to previous, boarding passes were printed at home and we can proceed directly to the gate.

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Departure Gate D34

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10 June 2016
AK 1726
Singapore (SIN) - Penang (PEN)
Economy Class
Flight Time: 54M

Aircraft had arrived early and being prepared for departure.

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With the very short turnaround, boarding was soon called.

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The usual budget seat pitch.

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Inflight mags and stuff

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View out the window

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Boarding was very efficient and was swiftly completed despite the full flight.

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Pushback and taxi for the 1hr hop to Penang.

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Departure from Rwy20C

It was a clear night.

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Overflying Changi

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Climbing into the night

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As soon as the seat belt signs were turned off, pre-ordered meals were delivered from trays. Not too many pre-orders on this very short flight. BOB was offered after the pre-orders were distributed.

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With the very reasonable meal prices onboard AirAsia, I pre-ordered a Nasi Dagang with Chicken Curry. The meal was max-ed with a dessert of 2 vanilla cupcakes. The meal was flavourful, though the portion of chicken was a tad tiny.

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We also pre-ordered a new dish, Kolo Mee. Now, this dish from Kuching tasted delicious and fairly authentic for airplane food!

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Ending the supper with sinful cupcakes.

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Very soon, we were descending into Penang and landing on Rwy04 15min ahead of schedule.

Taxi to the terminal.

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Disembarked via stairs

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Malindo is repainted in Batik Air colours?

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Immigration and customs was quick and a short taxi ride later, we were in Georgetown within 40min from touchdown. Stayed at Hotel Jen for 2 nights. Hotel Jen was rebranded from the previous Traders Hotel, which in itself was originally branded as ShangriLa. The hotel is rather old but functional and is due for total refurbishment this year. However rooms are big and comfortable, though "classic" looking.

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Next morning, headed to Tai Tong Restaurant for dimsum brunch.

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Hainan association with Komtar in the background.

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Passed my this roast meat stall with long queues. Gonna try it next time.

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Penang Teochew Chendol to provide some respite from the heat.

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Dinner at a hawker center along Jalan Macalister.

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Loh Bak

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Penang Char Kuay Teow

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Fried carrot cake and oyster omelette.

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Beehoon soup

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As it is the durian season, it is a must to try some of the famous Penang durians!

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Air Asia

Cabin crew8.0
Buy-on-board menu8.5

Singapore - SIN


Penang - PEN



An enjoyable short flight with good catering onboard AirAsia it was.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Penang (PEN)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 12 avis concernant 6 compagnies sur la ligne Singapore (SIN) → Penang (PEN).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Singapore Airlines avec 8.7/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 18 minutes.

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