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Airline: Scoot Airways
Flight No: TZ1
Aircraft: Boeing 777-212ER
Registration Number: 9V-OTB "Big Yella Fella"
Departure Sydney: 13:00 pm
Arrival Singapore: 18:45 pm
Total time : 7hr 41min
This report is from a holiday trip in Dec 2012 to India. I had booked this trip on a short notice. As other airlines were expensive, chose to fly with Scoot with onward flight to Chennai on Tiger Airways.
I arrived at airport early and headed to check-in counter. I travel light and not issues with bag.
My India visa was checked and got the immigration form and boarding pass.
Immigration was quick as having e-passport , simple scan and was out in the security area. I was prepared with all sorted, was out of security in few minutes.
After completing security, passed through the duty free area.
Departure area was not busy as international peak is almost over.
With spare time, indulged in some plane spotting. Qantas Cargo Boeing 767 resting.
passing more shops for plane spotting.
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Scoot aircraft arrives from Singapore as TZ2.
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Soon it was time for departure, headed towards the gate area. Scoot was boarding from gate 24.
Empty International section at this time of the day.
Flight boarding commenced shortly.
Boarding pass was checked. Before being allowed to enter the aircraft.
Scoot 9V-OTB named as "Big Yella Fella"
Walk down to board the aircraft.
Jetstar in neighbouring gate.
Crew welcoming passengers.
Crew checked the boarding pass and directed passengers.
Seating 3-4-3 in Economy class.
Reached my seat and organised for 8 hrs of flying. Pushback commenced after passengers had boarded and doors were closed.
Cabin crew demonstrated the safety procedures while aircraft taxied towards runway 34L Airbus A380 in view.
Boeing 747 in view during pushback.
Long taxi to runway crossing the M5 motorways and "The beach".
Holding short of runway to allow incoming aircraft to land.
Fast roll and takeoff towards North and then heading West.
Sydney landmarks in view - Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Anzac Bridge
Gaining altitude flying over Western Sydney.
Flying towards North West, seen below foot of Blue Mountains.
After my previous experience flying with Scoot. I booked the yellow seat, Seat spacing between Blue and Yellow seats. Yellow seats are much more comfortable.
Safety card - Scoot Boeing 777-200ER
Scoot - Onboard reading magazine.
Scootv - Inflight entertainment magazine
Duty free catalogue
Router map for Scoot and Tiger Airways - Singapore
As I did not purchase any entertainment for this flight. Rested and enjoyed the window view.
Flying over the Northern Territories
Crew on board was active.
flying over the clouds.
Boarding pass for Scoot. I had chosen Fly and bag ticket.
Hot outside from the window of Boeing 777-200ER,
Got up to stretch and use the toilet. Toilet was clean.
Mix of Blue and Yellow seats in the rear section. Blue seats were very uncomfortable from my previous experience.
Heading towards Singapore,
Crew began cabin service. Those who had booked meal were served and others placed orders for the Buy on Board service.
I ordered the chicken biryani
Got soft drink and fruit slices along with the meal.
Winding river over NT.Australian coastline over Northern Territory before heading towards sea,
After meal, next 2 hours was flying over the waters.
As I was hungry, I placed order for more food as the crew came around if anyone wanted to place order.
Mushroom chicken rice
Food was hot, washed it soft drink.
Cloudy over Indonesia. Hit turbulence due to warm air in the tropics.
Indonesian island in view below.
Yellow seating area in the middle section.
Engine view from frosted window.
Crew call button active
Getting closer to Singapore, with another hour of flying.
Crew went around collecting the rubbish. Captain came on speaker to announce descend will commence shortly.
Crew carried safety checks and asked passengers to open the windows and seat upright. Landed in Singapore on time. Upon landing and taxi, arrived at gate.
I collected my bags and headed out of the plane.
Crew waiting at the door to see off passengers.
Business class seats on Scoot
Soft and cushioned seats of 2-4-2.
Final view from aerobridge.
Flight arrived at Terminal 2. Walked towards immigration as I had to exit and check-in to next flight on Tiger Airways. In those days, Tiger and Scoot were not interlinked.
Immigration did not take long as I didn't require visa. Not questions asked, passport was stamped and headed to collect baggage.
Baggage for flight was to arrive on carousel 36.
After collecting my bag, headed upstairs to Terminal 2 departure area to check-in for next flight
Scoot was chosen for price as I had booked ticket on short notice. Service on board was satisfactory. I had flown with Scoot earlier and made sure to select the more comfortable yellow seat. Overall I had a good trip with Scoot.