Scoot TR867 used to serve the Osaka-Kansai – Singapore via Bangkok-Don Mueang route, departing late at night, which got truncated some time last year, with NokScoot taking over the Osaka-Kansai – Bangkok-Don Mueang route. Now, Scoot flies the remaining Singapore – Bangkok-Don Mueang portion using the same flight number, with a similar late night schedule departing at 11.15pm, allowing me to maximise my day in Bangkok.
The queue sign for TR867 to Singapore, splitting the queue for TR868 to Tokyo-Narita.
The Scoot check-in row for TR867 at Row 6.
The screen for my flight above the check-in counters.
My boarding pass for my Scoot TR867 from Bangkok-Don Mueang to Singapore.
Heading into the ASEAN Lane for immigration. Immigration and security was rather quick with many China flights not flying to Bangkok any more due to COVID-19.
The clear walkway in the transit area with lesser China flights.
To cater for Chinese passengers, Don Mueang Airport has lots of hot water dispensers (8) in contrast to just 1 cold water dispenser in the middle.
Turning right to the Gates 21-26 pier.
Heading in to the Gates 21-26 pier.
The empty counter at Gate 24 as I got there early to charge up my phone first.
I headed to board last so that my phone could be charged up as much as possible.
9V-OJE “Maju lah” will be flying me back home tonight.
Heading down the ramp to the aerobridge.
A side view of 9V-OJE “Maju lah”.
Queuing up on the aerobridge.
Boarding the aircraft.
As my seat was rather upfront, I didn’t have to walk much to get to my seat.
The legroom available on Scoot’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
The window view from my seat. Will this view remain when the doors are armed?
The new button guards on the armrest so that you don’t set off the Scoot light-and-sound show during boarding. If you had flown on Scoot’s 787 before this, you’d know what I mean.
The view of the aircraft from my seat.
The cabin lights were changed to blue to prepare for the safety demonstration.
The doors were armed with my row empty, so I proceeded to sprawl out for the night with the window, middle and aisle seat all to myself.
Pushing back from the stand all the way out to the taxiway.
A NokAir Boeing 737-800 pushing back after my aircraft had cleared.
Passing by a NokScoot Boeing 777-200ER which formerly operated for Singapore Airlines.
Taxiing out to the runway.
Taking off from Don Mueang Airport.
The night sky of Bangkok.
The clean toilet on board before I take a rest on my “free” MaxYourSpace.
The flight touched down at 2.20am – 30 minutes ahead of schedule.
Landing in Singapore, you can tell about the humidity by this tick condensation on the window which does not allow me to take photos of anything.
Heading up the aerobridge.
Heading up the pier.
The last travellator is closed so that passengers head to the sides for temperature screening before entering Singapore.
Heading down to arrival immigration.
Overall, a convenient overnight flight to maximise time in Bangkok, though you will get really tired for the rest of the day after the flight due to insufficient sleep. But if you can deal with that, it is pretty useful for a good full day in Bangkok.