Review of Scoot flight Sydney Singapore in Economy

Airline Scoot
Flight TZ1
Class Economy
Seat 61K
Aircraft Boeing 777-200ER
Flight time 09:00
Take-off 13 Dec 12, 14:05
Arrival at 13 Dec 12, 20:05
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By GOLD 640
Published on 24th October 2020

Trip Report: Scoot 9V-OTB TZ1 Sydney to Singapore


Flight details:
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


Video: Scoot 9V-OTB TZ1 Sydney to Singapore



Introduction


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.


Arrival and Check-in


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.


Immigrtion and Security


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.


Duty Free AREa


After completing security, passed through the duty free area.


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Departure area was not busy as international peak is almost over.


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PlaneSpotting


With spare time, indulged in some plane spotting. Qantas Cargo Boeing 767 resting.


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passing more shops for plane spotting.


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Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong


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Scoot aircraft arrives from Singapore as TZ2.


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More airside action follows below…


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Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300


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Air Calin Airbus A320


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China Airlines A330 departing to Taipei.


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Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 to Hong Kong and London towed to gate.


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Nose view


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Tail view


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Euro Atlantic Chartered flight


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Jetstar Airways Airbus A330-200


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Departure Gate


Soon it was time for departure, headed towards the gate area. Scoot was boarding from gate 24.


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Empty International section at this time of the day.


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Boarding


Flight boarding commenced shortly.


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Boarding pass was checked. Before being allowed to enter the aircraft.


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Scoot 9V-OTB named as "Big Yella Fella"


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Walk down to board the aircraft.


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Jetstar in neighbouring gate.


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Crew welcoming passengers.


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Crew checked the boarding pass and directed passengers.


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Onboard


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Seating 3-4-3 in Economy class.


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Pushback


Reached my seat and organised for 8 hrs of flying. Pushback commenced after passengers had boarded and doors were closed.


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Cabin crew demonstrated the safety procedures while aircraft taxied towards runway 34L Airbus A380 in view.


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Boeing 747 in view during pushback.


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Taxi and Holding


Long taxi to runway crossing the M5 motorways and "The beach".


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Holding short of runway to allow incoming aircraft to land.


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Departure


Fast roll and takeoff towards North and then heading West.


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Sydney landmarks in view - Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Anzac Bridge


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Cruising


Gaining altitude flying over Western Sydney.


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Flying towards North West, seen below foot of Blue Mountains.


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OnBoard View


 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.


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Seat Pocket MAterial


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Safety card - Scoot Boeing 777-200ER


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Scoot - Onboard reading magazine.


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Menu


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Scootv - Inflight entertainment magazine


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Duty free catalogue


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Router map for Scoot and Tiger Airways - Singapore


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window View


As I did not purchase any entertainment for this flight. Rested and enjoyed the window view.


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Flying over the Northern Territories


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Cabin view


Crew on board was active.


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flying over the clouds.


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Boarding pass for Scoot. I had chosen Fly and bag ticket.


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Hot outside from the window of Boeing 777-200ER,


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CaBIN View


Got up to stretch and use the toilet. Toilet was clean.


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Mix of Blue and Yellow seats in the rear section. Blue seats were very uncomfortable from my previous experience.


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Heading towards Singapore,


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Cabin Service


Crew began cabin service. Those who had booked meal were served and others placed orders for the Buy on Board service.


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I ordered the chicken biryani


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Got soft drink and fruit slices along with the meal.


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Winding river over NT.Australian coastline over Northern Territory before heading towards sea,


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After meal, next 2 hours was flying over the waters.


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Buy on board [BOB]


As I was hungry, I placed order for more food as the crew came around if anyone wanted to place order.


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Mushroom chicken rice


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Food was hot, washed it soft drink.


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Cloudy over Indonesia. Hit turbulence due to warm air in the tropics.


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Indonesian island in view below.


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Front Section - CAbin view


Yellow seating area in the middle section.


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Engine view from frosted window.


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Crew call button active


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Getting closer to Singapore, with another hour of flying.


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Arrival


Crew went around collecting the rubbish. Captain came on speaker to announce descend will commence shortly.


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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.


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Rain outside..


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Disembarkation


I collected my bags and headed out of the plane.


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Crew waiting at the door to see off passengers.


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Business class seats on Scoot


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Soft and cushioned seats of 2-4-2.


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Final view from aerobridge.


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Immigration and Baggage collection


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.


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Immigration did not take long as I didn't require visa. Not questions asked, passport was stamped and headed to collect baggage.


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Baggage Collection


Baggage for flight was to arrive on carousel 36.


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After collecting my bag, headed upstairs to Terminal 2 departure area to check-in for next flight

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Verdict

Scoot

7.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu7.0

Sydney - SYD

7.4/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.5

Singapore - SIN

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

Conclusion

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.

Information on the route Sydney (SYD) Singapore (SIN)

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