Scoot TR634 from Singapore Changi Terminal 1 (3?) to Hat Yai (from Jakarta) Flight Review
It felt like I had just arrived in Singapore and I’m now leaving again, and rightfully so, since my single Scoot booking is from Jakarta to Hat Yai with a transit in Singapore, and it’s back to Changi Airport in the morning to continue my journey to Hat Yai to catch my Special Express 32 Thaksinarath to Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station for the last time.
Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1
Scoot departs from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.
I need not check-in here again as I am on transit, and have already checked-in in Jakarta the day before. I could enter the transit area again with my Scoot TR634 boarding pass that I have gotten in Jakarta.
The departure transit lounge of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.
I checked my departure gate on the screens inside the transit area, and was surprised to learn that my flight was departing from Gate B6. That’s in Terminal 3.
Argh, I just came from Terminal 3 by the MRT.
Heading back to Terminal 3 but in the transit area.
Skytrain to Terminal 3
As I still had time before my flight, I caught the Skytrain over to Terminal 3 to get some lunch, instead of walking directly to Gate B6. It’s also nearer by Skytrain to Gate B6 anyway.
The Skytrain from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 in the transit area is made up of a 1-car Mitsubishi Crystal Mover train.
The interior of the Mitsubishi Crystal Mover Skytrain.
Heading from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 with JEWEL and the iconic control tower on the side.
Disembarking from the Skytrain at Terminal 3.
Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3
I headed into the main transit area of Terminal 3 first to get my lunch.
The Singapore Food Street was quite crowded at lunch time, which I may not have time to queue for.
As such, I settled for microwaved food from 7-Eleven.
With still a bit of time, I went to the Butterfly Garden for a while.
Butterflies were having their lunch too on slices of pineapples.
Heading on to Gate B6 to catch my flight to Hat Yai.
Looks like it’s not just my Scoot flight which is departing from Terminal 3.
Heading to get my boarding pass checked after at-gate security screening.
The gate hold room of Gate B6. More than enough for an Airbus A320.
The upper level of the gate hold room with more facilities was closed.
Hot and cold water are available from dispensers inside the gate hold room after at-gate security screening.
9V-TRD “Felix” will be flying me to Hat Yai.
This road is also used by the Changi Airport Terminal 4 Shuttle Bus operating within the transit area.
As I was seated at the rear of the aircraft, I headed to board first once boarding calls were made.
Heading down the aerobridge.
It’s my first time seeing so many Scoot planes in Terminal 3.
How I wish.
Boarding 9V-TRD “Felix”.
The interior of Scoot’s Airbus A320-200.
My aisle seat at 28D.
The legroom available on Scoot’s Airbus A320-200.
A tray table is provided on the seat back in front.
During the Chinese New Year season, Scoot was selling pineapple rolls on board at $12 per container.
Hardcopy menus are also back in the seat pocket.
It was quite a full flight to Hat Yai, and I’m surprised that there were also passengers from Indonesia going to Hat Yai. Just like me.
My Scoot TR634 flight departed from Singapore Changi Airport at 1.47pm – 22 minutes delayed.
In-flight sales were back on my flight with the refreshment trolley out, however, I didn’t order anything for myself on this flight.
The clean toilet on board Scoot TR634. Interestingly, hand sanitiser was not available inside the toilet on this flight, as compared to my TR279 flight from Jakarta just the day before.
My Scoot TR634 flight arrived at Hat Yai International Airport at 2.01pm – 6 minutes delayed.
Disembarking from the aircraft.
Hat Yai International Airport
The welcome sign at the end of the aerobridge in Hat Yai International Airport.
Heading down the path to arrivals.
Looking back at 9V-TRD “Felix”.
Heading down to arrival immigration. Being one of the last to disembark since I was at the rear of the aircraft, there was quite a line for immigration.
At immigration, there was also a new sign specifically mentioning for passengers from Singapore and Hong Kong to get a free PCR/ATK test if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, despite being in 2023 already.
9V-TRD “Felix” from the apron level when viewed from the immigration hall.
Baggage reclaim followed, but I had no baggage to reclaim.
Following this, it was a straight path through customs and out to the public area.
Heading out of the exit, past the car rental booths.
Here, I headed over to the minibus counter to enquire for the next bus to the city, which was departing in 3 hours. As such, I simply called for a Grab to head into town.
With Scoot’s wide network of regional destinations, it was useful for me to do 2 trips in 1 booking to transit in Singapore, with the benefit of avoiding the Singapore airport tax if I plan my trips well enough to make it in a single booking with a short transit time. Transiting in Singapore also allowed me to go home and repack my bags for an easier trip with budget airlines, since I need not pack for 2 trips at once.
And now, it’s time to take my last ride on a Special Express train into Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station.