Review of Scoot flight Singapore Hong Kong in Business

Airline Scoot
Flight TZ 322
Class Business
Seat 5A
Aircraft Boeing 787-9
Flight time 03:30
Take-off 09 Sep 16, 01:55
Arrival at 09 Sep 16, 05:25
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TerryYong
By 1421
Published on 17th September 2016
With the recent long weekend holiday in Singapore, I made use of it plus an additional day of leave to go on a 4-days weekend trip to Hong Kong. Took the red-eye Scoot flight up and return on SQ.

Check-in for the 0155am flight at Terminal 2 was quick as I was flying ScootBiz. The regular counters had long snaking queues due to lots of others like me heading off for long weekend holidays.

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Scoot's boarding pass is now just in plain white.

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Headed airside. MI planes resting for the night.

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Views of the Dreamliner that would be operating the red-eye to Hong Kong.

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We would be departing from Gate E20. The gate was, expectedly, fully-packed.

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09 September 2016
Scoot
TZ 322
Singapore (SIN) - Hong Kong (HKG)
B787-9
9V-OJB 'Barry'
ScootBiz
Flight Time: 3H21M



Boarding was soon announced with ScootBiz and passengers who purchased priority boarding to board ahead.

Boarding 'Barry'.

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Welcomed by the cheerful Scooties (what Scoot calls their cabin crew) and proceeded to by seat at the last row of ScootBiz.

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As reviewed before, ScootBiz's seat is a basic recliner with legrest, comparable to Premium Economy seats. Legroom is sufficient.

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ScootBiz was only half full, while I believe Economy was almost totally full.

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Welcome drinks of a cup of water was handed out.

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Inflight magazines and some of the selection of ScooTV.

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Aerobridge retracted.

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Doors closed, manual safety demo done and we started the taxi to the runway. Flight time would be 3hr20min.

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Departure from Rwy20C.




Some nice night lights of Singapore while we made a turn during the climb.

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Seat belt signs were switched off, and cabin lights were turned on for the meal service in ScootBiz. Meal orders were earlier taken while on the ground.

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Being such a late flight, I only ordered a ham with cheese croissant meal. It came with a bar of chocolate and a choice of drink, which I had a Coco water. The croissant was served warm and decent enough.

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After the meal service was completed in about half hour, cabin lights was switched off till descending into Hong Kong. Managed to catch about 2hrs of nap on the more comfortable ScootBiz seat.

Landing in Hong Kong Rwy07L, 15min ahead of schedule.




View of my seat before disembarkation.

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Only Door2L was used for disembarkation and so we had to disembark behind the Scoot-in-Silence economy pax. View of the regular seats.

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View of 'Barry'.

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Immigration was a bit of wait due to lack of open counters so early in the morning and luggage was available immediately at the belts (30kg included in the ScootBiz fare). It was only a swift 45min bus ride to Jordan, Kowloon, where I would be staying for the trip at Eaton Hotel.

Brunch of noodles at a eatery, Nathan Congee and Noodles, just behind the hotel.

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One Dim Sum in Prince Edward for an early dinner.

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Famous silky milk custard dessert at Yee Shun Milk Company.

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A bit of sight-seeing:

Jade Market

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Temple Street's bustling morning market

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Wong Tai Sin temple to pray for good health, life and fortune.

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Simple lunch at Cui Hwa HK café

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Colourful and delicious yam and milk mix drink.

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Very popular Cheong Fun (rice rolls) stall at Sham Sui Po with long queues.

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Roast goose with noodles at Guangdong Restaurant.

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My favourite HK dessert place at Jordan! All the desserts were superb, specially the pastes and riceballs with ginger soup!

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More dimsum on the 3rd day, this time at Ding Dim in SheungWan.

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Verdict

Scoot

8.0/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment7.5
Meal/catering7.5

Singapore - SIN

9.4/10
Efficiency9.5
Access9.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness9.5

Hong Kong - HKG

9.1/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness9.5

Conclusion

Flying in ScootBiz is definitely a better experience comfort wise than normal economy seats, and made the brutal red-eye a bit more bearable. Service was fine and meal was decent at best, but for the ticket price, definitely no complaints.

Informations on the route Singapore (SIN) Hong Kong (HKG)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 24 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Singapore (SIN) → Hong Kong (HKG).


Useful

The airline with the best average grade is Singapore Airlines with 8.8/10.

The average flight time is 3 hours and 47 minutes.

 

2 Comments

  • Comment 367378 by
    tn92 161 Comments

    Thank you for sharing! The ScootBiz product in the B787s looks decent! How was the ticket price?

    Hong Kong's food really looks tasty... I am feeling hungry now in the middle of the night..

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  • Comment 367502 by
    Veloster 5 Comments

    I flew Scoot Biz recently too from BKK to SIN and I must admit anytime better than economy. I am not a fan of TCC but if I have to fly TCC Scootbiz and the fact that now their fleet is all 787 is something I would consider more because the A320 is not my favorite plane especially if more than 2 hrs. But then again I don't think I would like to fly TCC more than 2 hours.

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