Review of Batik Air flight Jakarta Denpasar in Business

Airline Batik Air
Flight ID6333
Class Business
Seat 1A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 27 Jul 23, 04:30
Arrival at 27 Jul 23, 07:10
ID   #73 out of 94 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 24 reviews
jettoajet
By GOLD 532
Published on 26th January 2024

To start off I just want to add this isn't a too detailed flight report or anything but I did find this one archived and thought it would be nice to share! Nor is this part of the RTW routing.


After landing late at night onboard an ANA 787-9, I had a 5-hour layover in Jakarta. Still on US jet lag and not bothering to take the drive into the city I opted to just remain at the airport, especially Batik Air had somewhat of a lounge in Jakarta.

I had a couple of choices to make in which airline to fly but with Garuda fares sitting around 650$ one way in business class I opted to try Batik Air.

Upon landing at the international terminal, a member from Jumpa Fast Track met me with a sign that read my name. I was taken through what might have been the worst immigration line I had ever seen in 5 minutes. Straight through a private lane and I had cleared immigration and customs 


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After exiting, a car was waiting for me to transfer to the domestic terminal which Batik Air flies out of. The drive was short and the man from fast-track still accompanied me through to check-in where my boarding pass had already been printed. I was then escorted through fast-track security again until I arrived at the lounge with about 3.5 hours until boarding.

Now before we get into the review I just want to mention this whole service cost me 500,000 rupiah plus 200,000 rupiah for the car. That comes out to about 47$ to save me hassle and annoyance, a bargain if I've ever seen one.


Lounge+Boarding

The lounge was nothing much to note. There was some coffee as well as some snacks and water along with two toilets. While there were only a few people at this hour I was able to remain productive in the small lounge.

We headed over to the gate with my Jumpa accompanied and once again had fast-track security.

Boarding sharply commenced at 3:55 am sharp where I found out I would be the only one on board to Bali in business class this morning. I walked down the stairs since we were at a remote gate where a private car for business-class customers was waiting. Since I was the only one in business class I had a private transfer to the other side of the airport, not quite La Premiere but for 171$ this was outstanding. The views were incredible.   


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Flight

The cabin crew welcomed me onboard as I took my seat on the deserted plane on what would be a fine morning to fly. There was no pre-departure beverages but I wasn't too concerned about that, expected as much.

Originally I was seated in 1A but relocated to 2A since it felt a little bit more private. This is the view from 1A. The video screens did feel a little bit high. 


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For those asking there is no wifi onboard Batik Air… and about 4 movies total! better than nothing!

Anyway, we taxied out a couple of minutes ahead of schedule and hurtled down the taxiway at a rate of knots since there were no other planes out at this time.


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We lined up for takeoff and away we went. 


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The crew snapped into service quite quickly offering two options for breakfast. Nothing memorable but was nice to see breakfast was offered on Batik Air business. They did come around and give me some water which was a nice gesture. I didn't eat anything though.

This is the view from 2A, jumped around the cabin a lot since no-one else was in J.


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The cabin is arranged in a 2-2 configuration with generous legroom for the seats. They feature touchscreen TVs that have a couple of movies on them, nothing revolutionary but perfect for a short flight. I do have to say this is better than Air Asia or Citilink as I can see the moving map.

 The blanket was quite cozy!


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As you can see the legroom is also quite generous, very similar to domestic first class in the USA.


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As an AVgeek my favorite thing to do when flying is staring out the window, I have been on flights where I have done this for 8 hours straight. That's all that I did on this flight even though I was shattered. To add on I was able to witness one of the most beautiful sunrises I had ever seen flying. 


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For a good 40 minutes of the flight it continued


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I mean does it get any better than that in a private cabin flying home?

Before I even knew it the sun had risen and we were on final approach landing East to West in the morning which was peculiar. We were on the ground after a flight time of 83 minutes.


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I was greeted again by one of the fast-track members in Bali which meant I was the first person to be out of the airport. 


Sorry for the short flight report, just felt like sharing! The next one will be more detailed like before!

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Verdict

Batik Air

6.8/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew6.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering6.0

Jakarta - CGK

8.3/10
Efficiency9.0
Access7.5
Services10.0
Cleanliness6.5

Denpasar - DPS

8.4/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

What could have gone better for the price I paid really? I had a very quiet 24-hour lounge with basic needs, a private transfer to the plane, a private cabin, and a beautiful sunrise. I truly believe this is the best way to fly from Jakarta to Bali, I would even put it over Garuda business class (as I was treated so poorly by them last time and again more recently which will be published soon).

Information on the route Jakarta (CGK) Denpasar (DPS)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 16 avis concernant 3 compagnies sur la ligne Jakarta (CGK) → Denpasar (DPS).


Useful

La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Garuda Indonesia avec 8.0/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 54 minutes.

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3 Comments

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  • Comment 643351 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6709 Comments
    Cool, a bonus report outside of the epic RTW!

    Yikes a 4:30AM departure is rough! Though I guess it's all the same if you're already jetlagged connecting from another flight. The reward was an comfortable and empty cabin and a beautiful sunrise it seems.

    Nothing memorable but was nice to see breakfast was offered on Batik Air business.

    Yes, especially on such a short flight. Breakfast is never super exciting on a plane anyway since there are limited options--though I do enjoy the common option of dim sum when flying in Asia. Either way, nice to have a full meal on a flight that's barely over an hour long. I don't need to tell you that here in the US we get maybe a tiny bag of pretzels or biscoffs in F on such a short flight haha.

    It's great to see a a review on Batik in J as there aren't too many out there. It's a relatively little known carrier in the West, though I imagine it's quite popular with the big population of expats and influencers in Bali. Batik Air seem to always get positive reviews and the prices are generally well below the competition (Garuda for one) from what I've seen, so really an awesome value.

    p.s. The aircraft is an A320 so I updated that for you...next level AvGeek is knowing how to tell that just from windows and sidewalls, LOL. Yes, I'm an insufferable aircraft interiors nerd 😁

    Thanks for sharing!
    • Comment 643352 by
      jettoajet GOLD AUTHOR 65 Comments
      Honestly, Kevin, you're a lifesaver and one hell of an Avgeek for noticing that! I keep getting my aircraft mixed up! Thanks once again and thanks for reading!

      Once you get to the point where your body is confused, 4 am might as well be 4 pm if you know what I mean😂. I felt like even though I didn't have too much content on this review I had barely seen any reviews as you mentioned so had to post it!

      Surprisingly I've flown Batik a few times and never seen too many tourists onboard, at least on Jakarta routes, although Bali (to Perth, Singapore and Bangkok) as you mentioned would be a little different I imagine.
      • Comment 643353 by
        KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6709 Comments
        Hah yeah no worries it happens to the best of us!

        Once you get to the point where your body is confused, 4 am might as well be 4 pm if you know what I mean😂.

        Haha I know exactly how that is. That's why my philosophy when I'm traveling is it's always champagne o'clock 🍾 because my body has no idea what time it really is 🤣

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