Review of Air Asia flight Singapore Kuching in Economy

Airline Air Asia
Flight AK 1772
Class Economy
Seat 21F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:25
Take-off 28 Oct 16, 20:00
Arrival at 28 Oct 16, 21:25
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TerryYong
By GOLD 784
Published on 2nd November 2016
Missing the great food in Kuching, Sarawak and being the foodie Singaporean, I booked a weekend trip to Kuching over the recent weekend, with flights up on AirAsia and return on Silkair. At the time of booking less than a month ago, the return flight on full-service Silkair was actually cheaper than on the LCC AirAsia!

Rushed to the airport after work on a Friday evening. Terminal One's newly renovated check-in counters at Rows 11/12.

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We have already pre-printed boarding passes. Just make sure to clear immigration by the stated boarding time or you would be sent to the AirAsia service desk to have the boarding pass verified (which happened in my case as I was 4min too late)

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Proceeded to D35 for boarding. There was still a line at security and boarding had just started.

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28 October 2016
Air Asia
AK 1772
Singapore (SIN) - Kuching (KCH)
A320
9M-AHL
Economy Class
Flight Time: 1H04M



Boarding. Nope, we are not boarding a yellow Scootie aircraft.

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Instead, it was a "Prince Lubricants" special-liveried aircraft.

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Standard LCC-ish seat pitch with more advertising on the seat.

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View out the window.

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Inflight mags

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It was a totally full flight. Flight time to be slightly more than an hour. Doors closed, safety demonstration performed and started the long taxi to the runway.

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Departure from Rwy02C.




Right turn shortly after lift off.

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View of cabin.

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Not yet taken dinner, I pre-ordered hot meals for the flight. Tried the festive selection of Asok's Butter Masala Chicken Briyani and Kabali Vegetable Briyani.

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With the cover opened, both selection actually looked similar, with the only difference being the butter chicken or mock meat at the side. Taste wise, it was pretty decent though spicy. Meal came with a cup of water.

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Very soon, we were descending into Kuching, with some beautiful night views of the city seen.

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Landing on Rwy25 ahead of schedule.

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Video of landing




Disembarking.

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Stayed at Pullman Kuching for 2 nights, and the deluxe room was huge and comfortable, with a bathroom that is almost as big as the already sizable bedroom.

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Supper was at a nearby supper joint, Teresa Laksa, where I had my first taste of Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee for the trip. The laksa was actually pretty good and was well-recommended too. Also has the Sarawak-available only Teh-C Special (3-layered tea).

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Spotted my first kuching in Kuching as well haha. Kuching is actually the malay word for cat, hence Kuching is also known as the Cat City.

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Nice view from my hotel room the next morning.

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Brunch was at Lee Coffee Shop along Jln Ban Hock, a 10min walk from the hotel. Again, had the usual Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee, as well as mini "burgers" and bak kut teh. Not forgetting a glass of cold Teh-C Special!

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Verdict

Air Asia

7.0/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment5.5
Buy on board8.0

Singapore - SIN

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

Kuching - KCH

8.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

A decent experience on AirAsia for the short flight, with decently priced BOB meals and punctual flights.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Kuching (KCH)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 6 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Singapore (SIN) → Kuching (KCH).


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The airline with the best average grade is SilkAir with 7.7/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 37 minutes.

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