Review of Scoot flight Singapore Bangkok in Business

Airline Scoot
Flight TR 868
Class Business
Seat 3K
Aircraft Boeing 787-8
Flight time 01:54
Take-off 11 Oct 18, 22:48
Arrival at 11 Oct 18, 23:42
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TerryYong
By GOLD 2226
Published on 19th October 2018
Just a week back, I made a short trip up to Bangkok. This trip was flown on a combination of Scoot B787-8 and Singapore Airlines new B787-10, which are both the shortest and longest aircraft in the Dreamliner family. Both flights would also be flown in the premium cabin of the airlines.

The flight up was flown on Scoot, and check-in was DIY with boarding pass issued via the self-check-in machine.

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Using my Priority Pass, went to The Green Market to grab a dinner. Priority Pass members are entitled to a set meal each. The Japanese set meals were of high quality, and certainly beats the lounge food.

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It was then a long trek to Gate E12 for the flight.

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11 October 2018
Scoot
TR 868
Singapore (SIN) - Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK)
B787-8
9V-OFA
ScootBiz
Flight Time: 1H54M



Scoot's first B787-8 aircraft would be flying this sector to DMK, and onwards to Narita.

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Boarded the aircraft and proceeded to my seat at 3K, which is the last row of the 21-seater ScootBiz cabin. Seats were cladded in leather with adjustable headrest and legrest.

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Seat pitch at a comfortable 38".

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Simple controls for seat recline and calf support.

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Call button and overhead lighting control at the side of the seat. There was also power outlets (complimentary for ScootBiz) under the center armrest.

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Boarding in progress via Door 1 only

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It was drizzly weather outside.

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ScootBiz would only be about half full on this short sector.

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Inflight magazine, entertainment guide, onboard shopping and BOB menu.

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A look at the Scoot fleet.

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Welcome beverage, in the form of a pre-cupped water, was offered. Our pre-booked meal selection was also confirmed.

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All ready to go. We pushed back and taxied to Rwy02C.

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Took off into the night.

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Shortly after takeoff, the crew came round and offered the IFE access code for ScootBiz pax's complimentary access into the wifi streaming IFE system.

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Meal was served individually from the galley. My pre-booked premium meal of Nasi Goreng with Chicken Satay was served with a starter and ice-cream dessert. For drinks, I had the apple cider from the BOB beverage menu, which is complimentary with the premium meal.

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The ham and potato salad was meh….

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However, the Nasi Goreng with Chicken Satay was hot and tasty! I strongly believe that the chicken satays were exactly the same ones served on SQ Business Class.

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Nothing can go wrong with Haagen Dazs ice-cream!

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After the meal service was wrapped up, the cabin lights were dimmed into a blue hue.

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Visit to the very basic but clean lavatory.

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For the remainder of the flight, I tried to access and download the IFE system, but for some reasons, it could not be downloaded. No worries, it was only a short flight and most of the newer movies were watched on previous flights.

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Approach and landing into Don Mueang Rwy21R right on schedule.

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Luckily, immigration queues were short and we were on our way via Grab to our hotel in no time. Stayed at AETAS Lumphini on this trip. Rooms are big, modern and clean, though beds are a bit on the harder side but still comfortable for a good sleep. The hotel is also conveniently located just beside Lumphini metro stop.

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Views from the room the next morning.

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Verdict

Scoot

7.6/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment7.0
Meal/catering8.0

Singapore - SIN

9.1/10
Efficiency9.5
Access8.5
Services9.5
Cleanliness9.0

Bangkok - DMK

7.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

It was a comfortable short flight in ScootBiz. Though it is not a true Business Class experience, the fares are not of "Business Class" level as well, and hence is a pretty affordable way to fly in some comfort on short-mid haul flights.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Bangkok (DMK)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 10 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Singapore (SIN) → Bangkok (DMK).


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The airline with the best average grade is Thai Air Asia with 7.1/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 16 minutes.

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3 Comments

  • Comment 470925 by
    Eric V P GOLD 106 Comments

    Thank you for sharing!

    This trip was flown on a combination of Scoot B787-8 and Singapore Airlines new B787-10, ....
    - Am I the only one thinking that SQ is a bit expensive when booked only one-way, or else, how did you book the trip?

    It was then a long trek to Gate E12 for the flight.
    - Did you mean E8? Also, how early was the gate change announced?

    Nice report as usual (though definitely on the shorter side). Thank you!

    • Comment 470976 by
      TerryYong GOLD AUTHOR 36 Comments

      - There is something called miles redemption. Also, I discovered that one-way tickets on SQ origination from BKK is not as expensive as thought, and on non-peak periods, could be almost similar in prices to budget carriers. Some pricing strategies at play here....

      - Gates E7, E8 and E12 ar at the same gatehold area right at the end of the pier.

  • Comment 471380 by
    KL651 TEAM 4265 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    Well this is definitely premium Y rather than C but at the premium Scoot usually charge for Scoot Biz it's not bad.

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