Most importantly for budget travellers, Scoot represents the first long-haul low-cost option for those willing to compromise between money and comfort. In addition to its current destinations of Gold Coast, Sydney, Tianjin, and Bangkok, has announced two new destinations - old favorites Tokyo and Taipei, which will be launched in the third quarter of the year. For a full list of destinations and their starting dates of operation, see below.
If you've your holiday destination in mind, next comes the in-flight options. Scoot's package options are catchy yet intuitive, and give you the flexibility to choose what frills you wish to opt for.
Just a standard seat with no frills. Scoot's seats come with a 31 inches seat pitch*, a little more than what you get with AirAsia (29") but less than Singapore Airlines' 32". There are additional options for greater leg room - but more on that later.
*Seat pitch is an indication of legroom, referring to the space between a point on one seat and the same point on the seat in front of it. It is a common misunderstanding that seat pitch refers to the legroom in front of the seat.
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The 'S-t-r-e-t-c-h' seats allow you to literally do as the name implies
That's not all - if you wish to have more legroom on Economy Class, you may opt for a 'Super' seat at 35 inches of seat pitch, or match business class comfort with the 'S-t-r-e-t-c-h' (actually spelled as such) seats with 38" seat pitch and increased width, all at a fee.
Scoot's business class offering, ScootBiz comes with a comfortable 38" seat pitch, up to two complimentary meals, free in-flight entertainment, priority seating, and more!
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Re-think inflight entertainment
In a long-haul flight, passengers invariably look for their in-flight entertainment system to keep them occupied. Scoot opts to forgo the usual personal video screens, but makes up for it by renting out an iPad2 with its very own stand with 50GB of the top movies, TV shows, games and music pre-loaded. The first edition entertainment guide lists "21 Jump Street" and "This Means War" as latest releases, "Avatar" and "Slumdog Millionaire" as favorites and "The Walking Dead" and "How I Met Your Mother" among television shows on offer. iPads cost S$22 to rent.
As the fleet expands, Scoot has plans to eventually include places like India and even Europe to their destinations. Currently, one-way all-in fares to various destinations start from S$78 for a 'Fly' Fare to Bangkok. Check out our Scoot hot deal for more prices and details!