Flight Review – Scoot TZ301: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Singapore by Boeing 777-200

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Scoot TZ301 was the first short-haul flight in its then-small network when it was first launched as a new low-cost airline for medium and long-haul routes, serving just two routes to Australia on top of this short turnaround flight from Bangkok. With the return ticket I bought for this trip, I headed back to Singapore with Scoot again.

This trip was done on 13 July 2012, 3 years before RailTravel Station was launched, so I seek your understanding if the pictures are not up to usual standards since I had no plans to write about them when I took the trip 8 years ago.

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Check-in for Scoot was at Row G.

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As I had bags to check in without a pre-booked meal, I arrived at the airport early so that I could have my dinner first.

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Heading up the escalator to immigration.

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The familiar dragon after clearing departure immigration.

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Heading on the long walk to the Foodzone and the gate.

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The crowded Foodzone near the E gates.

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As the Italian stall was the only one with no crowds, I settled for that for dinner.

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I got a Carbonara for dinner. Not the best out there, but better and cheaper than airplane food I guess.

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For dessert, I bought the must-buy from Suvarnabhumi Airport – Mango Sticky Rice from King Power Duty Free.

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Yup, it costed only 150 Baht last time and I thought that was already expensive.

(It’s 180 Baht today.)

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The quality has remained the same throughout though.

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Heading down to the gates.

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Final call for my TZ301 flight at Gate E8.

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Heading down to the gate hold room.

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Preparing my boarding pass for checking.

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9V-OTC “Goin’ Scootin'” would be flying me back to Singapore, the same aircraft which flew me to Bangkok 5 days ago with TZ302.

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Heading down the aerobridge.

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Boarding 9V-OTC “Goin’ Scootin'”.

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The interior of Scoot’s Boeing 777-200. These formerly flown with Singapore Airlines before being refitted into Scoot’s configuration.

NOTE: Scoot no longer has these seats in their fleet. However, these are still readily found on NokScoot.

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The yellow seats in front are Stretch seats with a little bit of extra legroom. The upfront seats are sold as Super seats with even more legroom.

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The legroom available on the Stretch seats.

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The legroom available on the regular seats. The difference is quite noticeable and may be worth it for a long flight.

The flight went on uneventfully since it was a low-cost carrier and I didn’t order any on-board frills.

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Back in Changi Airport, crossing over Airport Boulevard on South Cross.

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Overall, a pleasant first round-trip flight with Scoot, with plenty more to come (as you might have read them already) ever since.

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