Scoot Check-in Upgrade Offers

Old Nov 26, 13, 2:38 am
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Scoot Check-in Upgrade Offers

I understand that Scoot frequently offers check-in upgrade to "Scootbiz" (their premium economy seats masquerading as business class), when space is available.

Booked a couple of their super cheap fares, and can't wait to try a budget medium/long-haul product! (I've managed my expectations, of course )

Perhaps we can post current airport upgrade offer prices:
1. OOL/SYD-SIN - A$139 (A$99 + A$39 "service fee")
2. HKG/BKK/ICN, etc. etc.... ???

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Old Nov 26, 13, 9:36 am
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Good idea, interested to know as I haven't been persuaded to fly them yet - this might just tip the balance if they are decent.
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Old Nov 28, 13, 10:24 am
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I thought Scootbiz was fine - did SYD-SIN one-way on a Sunday in Dec-12.

OK, it's 2+4+2 seating, but it reclines enough that I can take a nap and it was adequate for a day flight. I also recall there was a separate check-in desk at SYD (no queue).

Now, I paid AUD807 all-in (booked 30 days in advance), so not sure if people would consider that good value or not.
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Old Dec 10, 13, 9:04 pm
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You can even do a upgrade in-flight. I flew SIN-TPE in May this year and the moment the seatbelts signs went off, the cabin crew made an announcement that in-flight upgrade are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If i'm not wrong, it cost like SGD50 or so.

I booked the stretch seats on "exclusive" section just behind the Biz seats and board the plane via the front door. Frankly speaking, i don't see anything special with the ScootBiz seats other than it's leather cladded and has a 2-4-2 abreast as compared to the 3-3-3 for the rest of the plane. It's not like AirAsiaX lie flat seats where you get truly lie-flat seats.
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Old Dec 11, 13, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by shull22 View Post
You can even do a upgrade in-flight. I flew SIN-TPE in May this year and the moment the seatbelts signs went off, the cabin crew made an announcement that in-flight upgrade are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If i'm not wrong, it cost like SGD50 or so.

I booked the stretch seats on "exclusive" section just behind the Biz seats and board the plane via the front door. Frankly speaking, i don't see anything special with the ScootBiz seats other than it's leather cladded and has a 2-4-2 abreast as compared to the 3-3-3 for the rest of the plane. It's not like AirAsiaX lie flat seats where you get truly lie-flat seats.
Are Scoot A320s to TPE on a 3-3-3 configuration? I flew to TSN on a 3-4-3 configuration.
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Old Dec 11, 13, 11:00 am
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Are Scoot A320s to TPE on a 3-3-3 configuration? I flew to TSN on a 3-4-3 configuration.
Scoot flies 777 to TPE, and yes it's 3-4-3.
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Old Dec 11, 13, 11:02 am
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480HKD + service fee offered at the check-in counters in HKG. On-board, an slightly lower offer (59SGD if I'm not mistaken - I was half asleep already) was also announced, and without the service fee. Seems like a bargain, for the very small price difference...
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Old Dec 11, 13, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by lcpteck View Post
Are Scoot A320s to TPE on a 3-3-3 configuration? I flew to TSN on a 3-4-3 configuration.
Scoot's fleet are all ex-SQ B777-200s, and yes, it's 3-4-3 (my mistake earlier).

They'll be getting spanking new B787 though. Those that SQ ordered but decided not to use.
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Old Dec 11, 13, 8:41 pm
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Originally Posted by shull22 View Post
Scoot's fleet are all ex-SQ B777-200s, and yes, it's 3-4-3 (my mistake earlier).

They'll be getting spanking new B787 though. Those that SQ ordered but decided not to use.
Ah right, forgot they are using B777-200s. I can't tell an A from a B haha... yeah I heard the B787-8 will be in service by 2015. I bet they'll cramp in more Y seats hehe...
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More recent data points?

Just wondering whether anybody has any more recent data points to share?
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Old Apr 29, 15, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by lcpteck View Post
Ah right, forgot they are using B777-200s. I can't tell an A from a B haha... yeah I heard the B787-8 will be in service by 2015. I bet they'll cramp in more Y seats hehe...
Yeah, I'm a bit scared of the 787 being more cramped. The 777s are great, especially in the back section of the aircraft. It's way more roomy and comfortable than flying Etihad for instance.

Scoot is a great way to travel compared to regular carriers. It's cheap but frankly I don't get the feel that it's a budget carrier based on the comfort of my travels, since as mentioned it looks like a premium carrier compared to Etihad which I had taken on a similar route. Win-win situation for everyone I guess.
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Old Apr 29, 15, 7:26 pm
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I was successful with a SGD81 (USD62) bid for SIN-TAO (B777 operated). 5h50mins flight time. Actually there was three of us who were successful with this bid (online).
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Yeah, I'm a bit scared of the 787 being more cramped. The 777s are great, especially in the back section of the aircraft.
I would think that 3-3-3 seating on 787 would be more or less equivalent to 3-4-3 seating on 777 @:-)

It's been a while since I flew that 777 configuration, but as I recall the comfort is about the same.
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Old Jan 1, 17, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
I would think that 3-3-3 seating on 787 would be more or less equivalent to 3-4-3 seating on 777 @:-)

It's been a while since I flew that 777 configuration, but as I recall the comfort is about the same.
That was a reply to a post dated almost 2 years ago?

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Old Jan 1, 17, 2:31 pm
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That was a reply to a post dated almost 2 years ago?
It's a topic I'm interested in, so trying to keep it alive @:-)

And providing information at the same time
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