Monday, August 21, 2017

Scoot Connects the Philippines to Singapore and the Rest of the Asia Pacific Region

July 25, 2017 marked the officially entry of Scoot into the Philippines following the merger of Tigerair and Scoot into a single Scoot brand. Voted as the best low cost airline for the Asia Pacific region, Scoot promises to offer affordable airfares coupled with outstanding service to Filipino travelers.

I personally experienced flying with Scoot when I traveled to Singapore and Thailand last month. My initial plan was to fly directly to Thailand. With the help of the Traveloka mobile application, I learned that it was actually cheaper to travel to Thailand via Singapore with Scoot.

So how was it flying with a low-cost airline for more than three hours? When I first traveled to Singapore in 2016, I was bothered by the length of the flight and decided to fly Economy Class with a full-service airline. Here's what I observed:
  • COMFORT: There's no significant difference is seat pitch. For additional legroom, you can book a preferred seat with Scoot for a minimal amount versus booking a premium economy or business class in a full-service airline
  • BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE: Cabin Baggage Allowance for Scoot is 10kg while most full-service airlines offer 15kg free cabin baggage allowance. Economy Class passengers also get an additional 30kg free checked baggage allowance. I usually travel light and the cabin baggage allowance is usually more that what I need. If you fly with Scoot, your savings on the airfare will be more than enough to cover your expense should you need to purchase checked baggage allowance.
  • ONBOARD MEALS: Airfare with full-service airlines include one complimentary onboard meal (usually there are two choices) per Economy Class passenger. Airfare with Scoot does not include onboard meals, but you can pre-book your onboard meals or purchase one during the flight. Scoot Cafe menu feature a lot of affordable food choices.
  • SERVICE: Scoot is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and Scoot carries with it the same level of customer service.

Read more about my flight experience with Scoot:
Scoot has two daily flights from Manila to Singapore, and two daily flights from Singapore to Manila. Book your flights now:

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