Singaporean budget airline FlyScoot offers cheap alternatives to Australians travelling to neighbouring Asian countries so when it came time to book flights to Singapore for myself, it was a no brainer. At hundreds of dollars cheaper than other airlines at the time, I booked my tickets and started the countdown to my holiday away. But was the flight worth it?
Well, the flight between Sydney and Changi Airport, Singapore is only seven hours long. So it’s very possibly to sacrifice some comfort for affordability on the flight. Meals, seat selection and anything else you might have included with other airlines is an added fee on Scoot flights.
Not only that, but you’re limited to 7kg carryon luggage. This is fine as long as you aren’t planning on doing excessive shopping or packing for a month-long trip. Lucky for me I was only planning on visiting Singapore and Malaysia for a week so the limit was very easy to abide by.
Cabin crew on Scoot flights were very polite and accommodating and snacks, food and drinks can all be purchased on the flight using cash or card in the currency of the departure or arrival country. However, the prices are as expensive as you’d expect they would be on a flight.
No entertainment is provided either so you’ll have to bring your own. This wasn’t a problem for me, I simply brought along my iPad and watched Scream Queens the whole time. But for families with young children, this means extra baggage. For some, it might be worth booking with one of the other major airlines where entertainment and meals are catered for.
If you’re looking to save some money and you don’t mind being a little uncomfortable for a couple of hours, Scoot is great! However, I can’t say I would happily book flights with them again, certainly not for any long-haul flights, which from Sydney is almost every flight we take.
You really do get what you pay for with Fly Scoot. I give the airline two stars.
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