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.
Check-in for Scoot was at Row G.
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.
Heading up the escalator to immigration.
The familiar dragon after clearing departure immigration.
Heading on the long walk to the Foodzone and the gate.
The crowded Foodzone near the E gates.
As the Italian stall was the only one with no crowds, I settled for that for dinner.
I got a Carbonara for dinner. Not the best out there, but better and cheaper than airplane food I guess.
For dessert, I bought the must-buy from Suvarnabhumi Airport – Mango Sticky Rice from King Power Duty Free.
Yup, it costed only 150 Baht last time and I thought that was already expensive.
(It’s 180 Baht today.)
The quality has remained the same throughout though.
Heading down to the gates.
Final call for my TZ301 flight at Gate E8.
Heading down to the gate hold room.
Preparing my boarding pass for checking.
9V-OTC “Goin’ Scootin'” would be flying me back to Singapore, the same aircraft which flew me to Bangkok 5 days ago with TZ302.
Heading down the aerobridge.
Boarding 9V-OTC “Goin’ Scootin'”.
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.
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.
The legroom available on the Stretch seats.
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.
Back in Changi Airport, crossing over Airport Boulevard on South Cross.
Overall, a pleasant first round-trip flight with Scoot, with plenty more to come (as you might have read them already) ever since.