Review of Scoot flight Singapore Perth in Economy

Airline Scoot
Flight TR 8
Class Economy
Seat 27A
Aircraft Boeing 787-8
Flight time 04:42
Take-off 18 Oct 19, 12:19
Arrival at 18 Oct 19, 17:01
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TerryYong
By GOLD 776
Published on 4th November 2019
Mid last month, I took a trip down under to Perth for a short getaway. As it is spring, weather was wonderful for the entire trip, and I also get to visit sights which I had not been in and around Perth. Flight up was on Scoot Economy while return on SQ Business Class.


Self check-in done at Terminal 2, and it was pretty busy at this time.

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Headed to TGM café to grab a Japanese bento set lunch, compliments of Priority Pass again.

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Heading to the gate at the far end of the E pier.

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18 October 2019
Scoot
TR 8
Singapore (SIN) - Perth (PER)
B787-8
9V-OFI
Economy Class
Flight Time: 4H43M



Boarding commenced shortly after.

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Our aircraft is named Mous-Scoot-ka, and is primarily used on long-hauls.

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Boarding the yellow Dreamliner.

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This would be my first time flying on Scoot's B787 in Economy, and I was not too sure if it would be bearable on a mid-haul. Luckily it was not an awfully cramped A320 which Scoot also flies on certain days to Perth. First impression is fine, with 3-3-3 layout in economy and decent looking seats, though minus any other frills in basic economy. Call buttons and light switched are in the armrest. The basic seat frame is by Safran (previously known as Zodiac) and is similar to what many other airlines (including SQ) uses on their long-haul jets. Understandably, Scoot's seats does not have the bells and whistles of other full-service airlines.

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Boarding in progress. The flight was almost full.

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Legroom was pretty decent, and not as bad as I had feared. Similar legroom as many other full-service carriers.

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Inflight literature. Scoot has discontinued its IFE streaming service ScootTV, replacing it with inflight internet access (payable of course) as the only available IFE option.

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View from the window.

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Doors closed on schedule and safety instructions were done manually.

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Starting the taxi to the runway.

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A logo-less SQ B772 was spotted departing to USA for storage, retired from the SQ fleet.

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Vietjet Air A321 landing before your turn on the runway.

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Departure from Rwy20C.

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Climbing through the clouds.

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About an hour after departure, crew came round to distribute the pre-paid meals.

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I had pre-paid for the Chicken Tikka Masala with rice meal for S$17. The meal came with a chocolate bar and a can of Coke or bottled water.

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The meal was tasty and flavourful. Portion was decent as well.

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BOB and duty free sales conducted after pre-paid meals were delivered.

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Leaving the Java coast.

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Lavatory was basic but clean.

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Cabin views

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With about an hour to go, we had entered the Australian outback.

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Soon we started the descend into Perth.

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Crew turned on rainbow lights just before descend to 'wake' everyone up to Wahs and Oohs.

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Approaching Perth.

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And we were up again! Go-Around due to aircraft still on runway, according to the pilot. There was a deathly silence in the cabin as we attempted the go-around haha.

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Video of approach and go-around.




Lets try again for a landing.

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And touchdown on Rwy21, still a bit ahead of schedule.

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Taxied to the gate. Spotted a SA A343.

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Disembarking

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The 'premium' economy seats, ie. seats with more legroom and in Scoot-in-Silence cabin, are fitted with headrests.

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The rebranded ScootPlus (previously ScootBiz) seats.

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After disembarkation.

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Immigration and customs were seamless, and a quick 30min Airport Bus ride later, we reached Perth's CBD. Stay for the trip would be at Mantra on Murray, an aparthotel. Rooms were big and clean, and provide all the necessary facilities. Location was the best, right sack in the middle of town with easy access to shopping and transportation.

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Verdict

Scoot

7.1/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Buy-on-board menu7.0

Singapore - SIN

9.3/10
Efficiency9.5
Access9.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness9.0

Perth - PER

8.5/10
Efficiency9.5
Access8.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

The mid-haul on Scoot was very decent and bearable, mainly due to the comfortable (for LCC standards) seating. All frills are additional charge, depending on how much you would need, but with the low base fare, Scoot B787s are still a reasonable decent way for fly for mid and maybe long-haul LCC flights.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Perth (PER)

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