Scoot TR605 from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Singapore Changi Airport Flight Review
Scoot TR605 is a daily afternoon flight from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Singapore Changi Airport. While it may not allow me to maximise my last day in Bangkok, it was the cheapest option available, and I would have the chance to try out the Airbus A321neo. Since I couldn’t do much in Bangkok anyway, I headed to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport early for my flight with the SRT Ordinary 367 and AERA1 City Airport Rail Link.
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
The departure board in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport outside the AERA1 City Airport Rail Link station.
Check-in for Scoot at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is at Row K.
The departure hall of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Chinese New Year decorations were up at the departure hall of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Scoot Check-In at Row K
Heading to Row K to check-in for my Scoot flight.
At the queue and on the screens above each check-in desk, however, there were no details of the line being for Scoot. I had plenty of time anyway, so I just continued queuing.
The check-in process was a success as it was indeed for Scoot despite there being no details of it. I was placed in seat 32D which means I’m definitely getting an Airbus A321. Unless there’s a last minute equipment swap which means Row 32 would be the toilet bowl on an Airbus A320.
Scanning my boarding pass to enter the international departures area.
Heading for security screening and immigration.
International Transit Area
The departure sight of goodbye at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.
The link to the new satellite terminal building is also ready, with escalators and lifts leading down to the Automated People Mover station.
The escalator is hoarded up at the front, but can be seen from the side and the glass panel behind showing the link to the Automated People Mover station for the train to the new satellite terminal building.
The Automated People Mover station is ahead.
The linkway seems to be divided into an arrivals and departures section on the same level.
I headed down to the Miracle First Class Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Concourse D first to get some lunch while waiting for my flight with my early check-in.
Heading to my gate after my Miracle First Class Lounge visit.
Being a typical Singaporean, I had to stop by King Power Duty Free to buy the obligatory Mango Sticky Rice before flying back to Singapore, otherwise the Suvarnabhumi experience wouldn’t be complete.
Heading to Concourse E.
Heading down the escalator to the gates.
Confirming my gate again before walking all the way to the end of the concourse.
Odd-numbered E gates are on the right.
Taking the travellator all the way to the end of the concourse.
Heading down to Gate E10.
The incoming TR604 from Singapore had just arrived. Perfect.
Heading down the ramp.
Boarding passes are checked and torn upon entering the gate hold room.
The gate hold room at Gate E10.
Interestingly, the ground staff took the bigger portion of the boarding pass, leaving me and everyone else with just the stub.
9V-NCB “Just Wing It!” would be flying me back from Bangkok to Singapore.
I thought that the name was absolutely apt for 9V-NCB (CB). Scoot is a fun airline indeed.
Over at the end, Thai Airways isn’t doing so well with lots of planes still grounded at the apron of the new satellite terminal building, which looks like what I saw when I came back from London on Scoot TR753 from London Gatwick to Singapore via Bangkok.
As I was on an aisle seat with no frills purchased on this flight, I decided to BoardMeLast so I could spend a few minutes less on board the plane, and keep my phone charging in the gate hold room.
Heading down the aerobridge.
Boarding Scoot’s Airbus A321neo for the first time.
Scoot TR605 (Airbus A321neo)
The interior of Scoot’s Airbus A321neo.
New RECARO seats are installed which looks like they offer more legroom than the predecessor from Tigerair.
Being an Airbus A321neo, there is an exit door after the wing but before the end of the plane. As such, there is also a crew seat here, taking up a supposed seat 28F. As such, seats 28D and 28E are the only pair seats available on board, and seat 29F has a lot of extra legroom during the flight except for taxi, take-off, and landing.
My seat at 32D. Alas, my neighbours haven’t arrived yet, which gives me a bit more time to snap more shots of the new RECARO seats.
While the seat back is plastic, the seats are sufficiently padded.
The literature pocket has moved to eye level and is now rigid, so you can’t place a bottle of water here.
However, without the literature pocket, the new legroom is great for a budget flight.
Do note that the literature pocket is for sufficiently-wide literature only, as there are 2 huge gaps on the bottom which can be seen when the tray table is lowered.
There is no difference in the air-conditioning vents, reading lights, call button, and safety signs on board the Airbus A321neo as compared with the Airbus A320.
The RECARO branding remains on board the seats.
It was surprisingly quite a full flight from Bangkok to Singapore on a weekday afternoon, and this is already an increased-capacity plane from an A320.
My Scoot TR605 took off from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport at 3.34pm, 39 minutes delayed from schedule.
For an afternoon snack, I took some drinks and pre-packed sandwiches from the Miracle First Class Lounge. To my surprise, my food wasn’t acknowledged by the crew and wasn’t told to stop eating it. Rubbish was also cleared without a hassle.
To cope with the increased number of passengers, there are 3 toilets at the rear of the Airbus A321neo.
The clean toilet on board Scoot’s Airbus A321neo.
My Scoot TR605 flight landed at Singapore Changi Airport at 6.53pm, 33 minutes delayed from schedule. The plane was held in a holding pattern above Tanjung Sedili. This was followed by a 10-minute taxi from Runway 02R to Terminal 1.
Heading off the plane.
The generous exit row legroom at rows 18 and 19.
Heading up the aerobridge to the terminal building.
Thanks CB for the ride.
My Scoot Airbus A321neo was parked beside another Airbus A321neo from Philippine Airlines.
Arriving at Gate D40 means a short walk to immigration.
Heading down for arrival immigration with quite a crowd.
Overall, it was quite a pleasant flight on Scoot TR605 from Bangkok to Singapore despite having purchased no frills. Perhaps the afternoon snack helped with the comfort, but I think it’s the new RECARO seat with a bit more legroom that helped with the comfort. There was a bit of delay from Bangkok and into Singapore but this has got to do with airport traffic and not with Scoot.