Scoot Airlines pitches itself as an airline for the young-at-heart – those who value discovery, experience and enjoyment – people who have what they call ‘Scootitude’. This sounded a bit like RASK – so we were eager to find out if Scoot delivered…
Scoot is a Singapore-based low-cost long haul airline, operating flights on medium and long haul routes from Singapore to Australia and China, on Boeing 777s. The airline is part of the Singapore Airlines conglomerate, but let it be said that there is simply no comparison between the world’s best airline and Scoot….read on for our honest review.
The aircraft looked shiny and new – though we weren’t keen on the design choices and lurid yellow colour..
Storage space was adequate, while seats were very narrow and hard. Everything comes at a price with Scoot - passengers are offered the chance to upgrade to a more roomy seat before take-off; all extras are expensive and low quality – a blanket costs 12 dollars, while a small bottle of water sets you back four dollars.
Another irritation was the constant sound of the service button – regularly mistaken by passengers for the light button.
The entertainment device was very poor. RASK did however enjoy the inflight Scoot magazine.
Staff were pleasant, but seemed young and inexperienced. RASK wasn’t keen on the hostesses’ uniforms – the T-shirts didn’t look quite right for a long haul flight, however ‘trendy’ the intention. The flight arrived on time to its destination.
The food bordered on inedible, while the seats were uncomfortable.
On the plus side, service was good, and arrival time was prompt.