Review of Air Asia flight Kuching Singapore in Economy

Airline Air Asia
Flight AK1771
Class Economy
Seat 17A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:02
Take-off 01 Mar 20, 17:24
Arrival at 01 Mar 20, 18:26
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TerryYong
By GOLD 524
Published on 27th May 2020

Now on to the flight back to Singapore, which would also be my last flight for a long long time till leisure travel resumes….Checked in at the AirAsia counters and got my boarding pass.


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Be warned that if you are flying International from KCH, there are no shopping or eateries after immigration and security, with only drinks vending machines available. Probably makes sense as there are not more than 3 international departures each day. So we are stuck after immigration and security, awaiting the aircraft arrival.


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01 March 2020
Air Asia
AK 1771
Kuching (KCH) - Singapore (SIN)
A320
9M-AQS
Economy Class
Flight Time: 1H02M



Aircraft arrived on schedule.


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Waiting to board


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Boarding commenced


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Seated at 17A


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Boarding in progress. Flight was about 70% full.


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LCC legroom is the norm.


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However, inflight magazines are available on this leg.


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Boarding completed and we pushed back with safety demo performed.


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Taxied to the runway.


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For an on-time departure from the midway of Rwy07.




Climbing away from the Sarawak shores.


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Service commenced with distribution of pre-booked meals.


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We had again booked a couple of meals on the flight back. First was the Napoletana Chicken with Egg fried rice. This was a simple dish of chicken in sweet sour tomato-based sauce with fried rice, hard to go wrong with.


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The other meal was the Prawn and chicken wonton noodles, which I also added a burnt cheesecake. In local lingo, the wonton noodles tasted legit! Wonton were huge with juicy prawns, and noodles were still springy. Nearly similar, or maybe even better than some, on the ground! The cheesecake was a sinful sweet ending as well.



Before long, we were descending into Singapore.


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Landing on Rwy02L ahead of schedule.




When SQ's A380s were still actively flying.


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Doubt we will be able to fly on SQ's B772 ever again.


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Spotted AK's 1st A320neo.


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Parked at Terminal 4.


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Disembarked.


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As can be seen on the arrival FIDS, the number of flights from T4 has already greatly reduced then, with only AirAsia group flight mainly still operating. Of course, with the ongoing travel restrictions in place, T4 has suspended operations now.


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Since this trip, I had already cancelled 3 other trips, and maybe more with the existing travel restrictions in place. I guess it will be months before most of the flights resume and we can get into the skies again. Till then, stay safe and stay healthy everyone!

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Verdict

Air Asia

7.1/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Buy-on-board menu9.0

Kuching - KCH

7.6/10
Efficiency8.5
Access7.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness9.0

Singapore - SIN

8.8/10
Efficiency9.5
Access8.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Another short and pleasant flight on AirAsia, with delicious inflight meals and efficient service.

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 8 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Kuching (KCH) → Singapore (SIN).


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

The average flight time is 1 hours and 25 minutes.

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3 Comments

  • Comment 555048 by
    KL651 TEAM 4479 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    Being with no possibility of flying really makes reflect on how beautiful each flight is, now matter how far or how luxurious the experience is.
    A short and efficient flight with a nice preordered meal would feel like first class right now ;-)

  • Comment 555133 by
    nicobcn TEAM GOLD 4419 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this report!

    AirAsia offers the best value from Singapore, especially compared to Scoot which aircrafts are old and BOB expensive. Sad to see T4 is closed while it's a brand new terminal. Trafic in Singapore will not recover soon since there are no domestic flights...

    See you soon for a next flight!

  • Comment 556504 by
    jish.b SILVER 285 Comments

    Nice trip report. Looks like a fairly standard flight on AK, which is always good. The food looks really good too!

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