Review of Thai Air Asia flight Singapore Phuket in Economy

Airline Thai Air Asia
Flight FD3525
Class Economy
Seat 19F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:45
Take-off 19 Sep 12, 13:15
Arrival at 19 Sep 12, 14:00
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Published on 2nd January 2020
Trip Report : Singapore - Phuket on Thai Air Asia

Flight details:
Airlines: Thai Air Asia (FD)
Flight :FD3525 SIN - HKT
Reg : HS-ABL
Aircraft: Airbus 320-200
Departure (SIN) : 13:15
Arrival (HKT) : 14:00
Total time : 1 hours 38 mins
Distance : 980 kms


Trip Report: Thai Air Asia HS-ABL FD3525 Singapore - Phuket

Do watch the video to experience the flight.




Introduction

This report is from a holiday trip in Sept 2012. After we arrived in Singapore previous day. see report: Scoot 9V-OTA TZ1 Sydney - Singapore

As Singapore offers the best hub in South East Asia. We spent a night in Singapore,

As me and a friend got up early in the morning at 6.30 am due to time difference.

We met up in the lobby and as my friend hadn't visited Singapore before, we decided to visit city while others were sleeping.

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Had breakfast before hailing a taxi.

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Taxi ride

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Entering City area

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Orchard Road Shopping area

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As it was early morning, had sparse crowd

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Taxi to airport

After spending few hours in Orchard road,it was 10 am. We took a taxi to the hotel. Got ready and took a taxi to Terminal 1.

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Air Asia Check-in

Check-in did not take long as we were travelling light.

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With still time on hand, headed for the viewing gallery.

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Check-in area

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View while heading to the viewing gallery

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Transit area view from viewing gallery

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Lion Air

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Air Asia

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Cathay Pacific

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Viewing Gallery View [Video]



Kinetic Balls at recently renovated Terminal 1

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Kinetic Balls

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Dancing Balls @ Changi Airport - Terminal 1 [video]



Immigration

As it was departure time soon,

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We headed for immigration as happens with group of men travelling togather, We were asked to put out handbags in the x-ray machine before being asked to proceed for immigration. Immigration took 2 mins and headed inside the departure area.

Terminal 1 Departure area

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Viewing area in Terminal 1

As we had time to spare, waited near the window and saw air side action.

China Southern arrives

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Air Asia pushback

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Air Asia Malaysia arrives

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China Southern getting serviced

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Duty free shopping

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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777

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Toilet with a view

As we were about to head for the gate, went to the toilet with a view to freshen up before departure.

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Heading towards gate

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Using travellator to reach the gate as it was at the end of the finger

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Near the gate

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View from smoking area

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Thai Air Asia HS-ABL operating FD3525 from Singapore to Phuket

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Back to gate area

As boarding was to start soon, headed towards gate for security check

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Queue for Security

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Thai Air Asia HS-ABL

After completing security, passport and boarding pass was checked. Waited for boarding call

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Boarding

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Window View

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Legroom

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Pushback [Video]



Taxi

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Airside action

There was queue for departure, waited a while for turn to depart.

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Terminal view

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Eva Air Airbus A330

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Silk Air

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Lined on runway for departure

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Gaining Height

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Buy on Board Service

Buy on Board service commenced on attaining cruising altitude. We got some drinks on this flight, Crew service was very good. I wanted to buy the A320 model as the model was not available on board, the crew gave me a Air Asia towel .

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Cabin view

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Safety card

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Reading material

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Cabin view

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Aircraft models for sale

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Inflight magazine

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Air Asia World map

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Air Asia Indonesia map

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Air Asia Japan and Philippines map

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Window View

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Cabin view

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Air Asia seat logo

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Over Andaman Sea

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A320 Window

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Window View

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Rain clouds while descending

As flight approached Phuket, rain clouds began to appear. Announcement was made in three languages - English, Thai and Chinese before approach began

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Landing

Landed smoothly on wet day in Phuket.

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Disembarkation

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Raining outside

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Air side view

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At the gate

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Heading for immigration

After reaching immigration, we got the visa on arrival. Queue was not long at the immigration.

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We headed out through the green channel as we had nothing to declare.

Took a taxi to hotel in Patong Beach.

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Verdict

Thai Air Asia

6.9/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu7.0

Singapore - SIN

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Phuket - HKT

7.1/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

Thai Air Asia provided good timing and service. Cabin crew were excellent, even though its a low cost airline, crew service was excellent in terms of customer service.

Food and drinks on board was reasonably priced.

Flight departed and arrived on time. Singapore Terminal 1 was upgraded and the changes can be seen in the picture.

Phuket Airport immigration was quick, customs was a walk through as there were not many flights.

Taxi to hotel had to be negotiated as we had the numbers, we got a reasonable price.

Overall a good experience with Air Asia.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Phuket (HKT)

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