Meanwhile, the airline has added a few more destinations to the list for bargain hunters to visit. They've now announced Bangkok and Tianjin, China, of course all direct from Singapore-Changi. This not only opens up possibilities for travelers visiting Singapore, but it allows for some cheaper connections within the region.
Last week, just in time for flight crew to get in some practice, the newly painted first two planes were unveiled. As suspected, they're bright yellow and have flyscoot.com plastered on the side. Not terribly surprising. The surprising bit are the names of each bird; Goin' Scootin and Barry. The first name we like, the latter is a bit questionable, but it was the second most popular name during the aircraft naming contest.
Now, let's get to the inside of the plane! ScootBiz is the premium product designed to be a bit more comfy with a little more room to stretch out your legs and enjoy a meal. Additionally, "business class" passengers have access to an iPad preloaded with movies and entertainment. Eventually, the tablets will have the capabilities of streaming television and movies to make the ride more bearable.
Economy class seats are significantly more bare-bones, but do offer meal service, baggage allowance and the option for in-flight entertainment. These "frills" are not included in the cost of the base ticket, so you'll be choosing from funky-named package tickets to get that meal.
For a few peeks into the cabin, have a gander here, courtesy of our friends at Australian Business Traveller.
The average price for a flight from Singapore to Sydney is 158 SGD ($123 USD) each way, for the most basic seats on this somewhat long flight. ScootBiz will cost about 586 SGD each way.
Though we couldn't make the inaugural flights this week, stay tuned through the summer as we're definitely going Scootin' in August, when the airline will be more robust and hitting their stride.
[Photo: Scoot Facebook]