Review of Firefly flight Singapore Subang in Economy

Airline Firefly
Flight FY 3510
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft ATR 72-500
Flight time 01:05
Take-off 15 Nov 10, 16:20
Arrival at 15 Nov 10, 17:25
FY 19 reviews
By 2875
Published on 30th September 2013
As I had 2 free nights of hotel stay in KL to be used, I took a quick trip up to KL during the Hari Raya Haji holidays just for the fun of it. The fare was S$70+ all in on Firefly up to Subang and just a mere RM35 all-in back on Air Asia!! As the short sector to KL has been reported countless times, I would just let my photos and videos to do most of the talking. Sadly, my videos on Air Asia apparently were not captured due to some problem with my camera.

15 November 2010
FY 3510
Singapore (SIN) - Subang (SZB)
Economy Class

My ATR72, 9M-FYC just arrived from SZB.
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One of the many Tigers A320 at Budget Terminal.
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Some more interesting planes spotted. First up, Vietnam Airlines's A330-200.
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Followed by Thai's A340-600. The plane was so long that I have difficulty capturing it!
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Boarded, at the aircraft stand.
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Cabin view. Total about 50+ pax out of 72.
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Seat pitch was just bearable for the short flight. Ads on tray tables too!
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Stuff in seat pocket. Safety card, promotional material and MH airsick bag.
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We had a long taxi to Rwy02C as there were 7 aircraft ahead of us queuing for takeoff!

Sri Lankan A330-200 preparing for takeoff.
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Finally we are next for takeoff after almost 20min of taxi! And there are still at least 5 planes behind us! Changi felt like JFK now!
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Myanmar Airways A321 behind us to Bangkok and Yangon.
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And a Qatar B777-200LR after it to Denpasar.
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We have lift off! Very short takeoff roll. 2 grounded A380s are also visible upon liftoff.

Banking towards KL.
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Overview of Changi
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Singapore-JB Causeway
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Climbing to 18,000 feet with a promotional announcement.

Cruising at 18,000ft. The entire flight was very smooth despite the prop plane.
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Free refreshments are served! For snacks, there is a choice of peanuts or a chocolate muffin. The packet of peanuts is quite big and the muffin is moist and rich, much better than the muffin I got when I last flew with them. For drinks, there was a choice of orange or guava juice. The drinks were also chilled with ice! The 2 crew members were very friendly during the service.
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After refreshment service, a run with sales of Firefly merchandises was conducted. Bought a ATR72 plastic model (recommended by the crew, who also commented that it looks better than the metal model). Also on sale were Firefly caps, tees, keychains and even frisbees!
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Pilot announcement shortly before we started our descend.

We started our descent into the bad weather around KL area. How would our small firefly fare in the fearsome looking clouds?
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Landing at Subang in rainy weather. I was expecting a very bumpy ride down due to the low clouds and bad weather but surprisingly the plane handled the turbulence pretty well, no worse than a 737 or A320.

Disembarkation. The crew stood in the middle of the plane to stop pax seated at the front to move backwards towards the rear exit till the rear pax has deplaned. Possibly to prevent the plane from tilting down at the back if all pax rush to the rear?
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Just deplaned.
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Last look at 9M-FYC on the wet Subang tarmac.
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Subang Skypark Terminal. Looks so much better than Changi's Budget Terminal or KL's LCCT.
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Cool feature to see the real-time path of Firefly flights!
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Cabin crew8.5

Singapore - SIN


Subang - SZB



I really enjoyed my flight with Firefly even though it was only just a very short flight. With the airline using Subang airport which is much nearer to the city and providing good service and refreshments, it is no wonder that more business travellers are gradually flocking to Firefly for their travels to KL. In fact, Firefly is adding 2 more daily flights from SIN-SZB next year (making a total of 7x daily), including a late arrival and an early departure from SIN where the crew will do a night stopover. It would definitely be much more appealing to S'pore based travellers who wants to catch an early flight up to KL.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Subang (SZB)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 4 avis concernant 1 compagnies sur la ligne Singapore (SIN) → Subang (SZB).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Firefly avec 7.4/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 6 minutes.

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