Deep Discount 787 Dreamliner Flights Coming in 2014 Thanks to Scoot
Think of it as a big yellow dream. Budget airfares on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner are to become reality with Scoot's announcement of adding some new metal to their fleet. That's rightSingapore's newest little LCC has just placed a huge order for 20 new Boeing aircraft to take delivery starting in 2014.
The news comes at the same time Scoot's parent, Singapore Airlines, brags about a huge order of new aircraft for themselves, including A380s and A350s. Along with the Airbus planes, SIA signed the check to ensure their little brother can rock up to airports looking flash. With all their new routes it's making more and more sense to invest in efficient planes to keep prices as low as possible.
Speaking of low prices, the tickets we've previously snagged (between Gold Coast and Singapore, an 8-hour flight), cost $88 AUD ($91 USD) one-way for basic economy and $388 AUD ($402 USD) one-way in Business Class.
Shiny new planes are only the tip of the iceberg since the airline plans to overhaul current cabins to give a more pleasant flying experience. We've been aboard one of Scoot's planes and there really isn't anything that needs a pressing upgrade, but we will be happy to see what the spruce up.
Who doesn't love that new plane smell? Not us, that's for sure.
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