Review of SilkAir flight Kuching Singapore in Economy

Airline SilkAir
Flight MI 377
Class Economy
Seat 23F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:45
Take-off 30 Oct 16, 20:25
Arrival at 30 Oct 16, 22:10
MI   #10 out of 115 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 64 reviews
TerryYong
By GOLD 837
Published on 3rd November 2016
Had a simple and tasty seafood dinner at See Good Seafood Restaurant. Apart from the usual seafood dishes, also ordered the popular wild fern "midin" dish, a must try when in Sarawak!

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And a sweet ending with sinful cakes from Secret Recipe cafe.

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Breakfast on the final day was at Choon Hui cafe, a very popular eatery in Kuching, famed for its Sarawak Laksa and touted as the best in Kuching. Even Anthony Bourdain is a fan of the laksa and visited the eatery twice to have it! The cafe only sells a few selection of items (toast, popiah, kolo mee and laksa), and we had it all. It was a long wait for the laksa, but was definitely worth it.

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And the famed Choon Hui Sarawak Laksa arrived after more than 30min of waiting. Well worth the wait!

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Our final meal in Kuching was a late lunch/early dinner at a busy eatery in Chinatown. Of course, also had my last bowl of Sarawak laksa before leaving Kuching!

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Verdict: Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee are the staple dishes of Kuchingnites. All the ones I tried are pretty good and it is hard to determine the best as it is up to individual preferences, an the taste do vary among the many stalls. I must say that I have not been disappointed with any of the ones I have tried so far.


Proceeded to the airport for the evening Silkair flight back to Singapore. For unknown reasons, the check-in hall has yellowish lighting and was very dimly lit compared to the rest of the terminal. No queues for check-in even though it was a full flight. Due to overbooking, the flight was upgraded from the original A319 to an A320.

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Boarding pass issued.

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Departures for the evening.

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30 October 2016
SilkAir
MI 377
Kuching (KCH) - Singapore (SIN)
A320
9V-SLO
Economy Class
Flight Time: 1H07M



Boarding was on-time and orderly.

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Decent seat pitch. Blankets and pillows were available on request.

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View out the window.

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November edition of the inflight magazine.

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SilkAir Studio wireless streaming IFE selection. Wet towels were distributed after boarding was completed.

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Even though boarding was completed early, pushback was delayed due to a maintenance issue, as informed by the captain. Necessary paperwork was required after the issue was fixed, which resulted in a 30min delay.

Finally doors were closed and safety video played as we pushed back.

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A quick taxi to the mid-section of the runway and departed into the night via Rwy25.




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Very shortly after takeoff, refreshment service started immediately. Service was very good and crew responded to all requests swiftly even though the flight was full.

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On offer today was a warm Chicken Masala Wrap, along with a full range of beverages. The wrap actually tasted rather good and portion was quite big too.

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Very soon, we were approaching Changi from the north and landed very smoothly on Rwy20R. We were almost 20min late though due to the delayed departure from Kuching.

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Taxied to Terminal 2 where we parked beside a Scoot Dreamliner.

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Disembarking.

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Verdict

SilkAir

8.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering8.0

Kuching - KCH

7.6/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness8.0

Singapore - SIN

9.1/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.5

Conclusion

A very comfortable flight on SilkAir, with good service and pretty decent catering on this short sector, and was made even sweeter with the price even lower than LCC AirAsia!

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