Flight Review – Scoot TR279: Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2F) to Singapore by Airbus A320-200

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Scoot TR279 is the last daily Scoot flight of the day from Jakarta to Singapore departing at 8pm. Flying back to Singapore on a Sunday evening, Scoot surprisingly offered lower fares than all other airlines, and as I such, I flew back to Singapore on Scoot again, which had resulted in my AirAsia document check at Changi Airport Terminal 4 when I flew down to Jakarta since I was on two one-way tickets.

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Heading through security to the check-in counters. Scoot does not offer an online check-in for flights out of Jakarta.

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Scoot’s check-in counters at Terminal 2F are located at Counters 90-92. Check in counters in Jakarta opens 2.5 hours before scheduled departure for and close 60 minutes before scheduled departure with no exceptions.

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The screen showing the check-in for my Scoot TR279 flight to Singapore.

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My boarding pass for my Scoot TR279 flight from Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2F) to Singapore.

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Heading to immigration.

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Once in the transit area after immigration, I headed over to the Saphire Lounge to have my dinner and lounge around first since I had almost 2 hours to wait for my flight.

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I left the Saphire Lounge about 1 hour before departure time and proceeded for security clearance into the gate area.

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My Gate F1 was just right at the security screening area.

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Heading down the pier to the gate at last call. Wonder what was the rush.

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I was rushed for boarding by the ground crew 40 minutes before departure, 2 of which wanted to check my boarding pass and 1 of the 2 told me to go to him to get my boarding pass checked when I was already getting my boarding pass checked by the other guy at the counter. For some strange reason, the guy at the counter returned me my passport and boarding pass in full after checking, and told me to give it to the other guy standing around the gate hold room rushing me to give it to him for checking.

Hmm.

Upon reaching the door to the aerobridge, the guy wanted to tear my boarding pass too, but the staff behind shouted that he had already torn mine.

Argh, why can’t they settle once and for all who is supposed to check the boarding passes.

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Heading down the empty aerobridge. I felt like I was the last person to board or something.

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The legroom of Scoot’s Airbus A320-200.

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The view of the aircraft from my seat. Seems like a pretty full flight. There would be still another 15 minutes of waiting for all other passengers to board, and a long taxi to the runway.

To Scoot’s credit, the flight indeed took off at 8.00pm sharp.

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The clean toilet on board. Unfortunately I don’t have any more pictures to share since I was in an aisle seat with no purchased frills, and I had already had my dinner at the Saphire Lounge.

The flight landed in Singapore at 10.20pm – 40 minutes ahead of schedule.

It was a quick taxi to the stand, however, my heart sank when I was peeking out of the plane window when the aircraft parked.

Why, you may ask?

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Heading down to the apron bus.

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The interior of the apron bus.

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As I was on the third and last bus since I was seated reasonably far back, I had to wait for all remaining passengers to come on board.

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I had boarded the bus at 8.35pm, 15 minutes after touch down.

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The bun finally departed at about 8.40pm, leaving behind 9V-TAO “Sunny Side Up” on the remote stand.

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Passing by the middle part of Terminal 1 and Changi Airport as a whole.

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Passing by the C Pier.

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Arrived at Terminal 1 Immigration Hall C. After a walkthrough temperature check by thermoscanners, the immigration hall was just ahead.

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Heading through the duty-free shops.

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As I had no bags to pick up from the belts, I could walk straight out.

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Heading out of the baggage reclaim area through customs.

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Here, I headed down to the arrival pick-up point to catch my Grab back home.

Overall, a pleasant and fuss-free flight on Scoot, thus marking the end of my non-essential travels during this COVID-19 period.

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