Sometimes I dread flying. This is due to a number of irrational – but very real – fears that have plagued me for as long as I can remember (heights, cramped spaces, getting sucked out of a broken window at 40,000 feet in the air). That said, I absolutely love traveling, so flying is a necessary evil.
Recently, though, I had the pleasure of traveling to Singapore aboard a Scoot plane and – to my utter delight – the experience was pleasant, interactive and anything but scary.
Image via Scoot
Staff welcomed guests onto the plane at the door, with each flight attended dressed in a fun, quirky costume. Once in my seat, I was pleased to discover that there was ample leg room to accommodate my longer-than-average legs (hurray!). Meals were delivered quickly after takeoff and the range of food options was simply outstanding, ranging from Indian curries and teriyaki chicken to subs, healthy wraps, lasagna and even ice cream. (Pro tip: The makhani chicken with basmati rice is a winner.) All meals also come with 100 grams of chocolatey goodness in the form of a Ritter Sports Bar, yum!
Once we arrived at cruising altitude (somewhere between 40,000 and 43,000 feet, according to the pilot), the plane’s cabin was lit in multi-color and a lively activity session was held, featuring – once again – costumed staff and a great lucky draw. (If you think winning prizes at ground level is fun, you should try it at 40,000 feet!)
Image via Scoot
A karaoke session was also held onboard, with passengers performing several hit pop songs, including one young girl who sang the 101 Rocket Girls’ hit track ‘Calorie’ and classic KTV jam ‘Little Apples.’
Scoot’s in-flight event was capped off with a dance performance by staff, an entertaining end to the most action-packed aerial adventure I’ve ever partaken in. The staff’s engaging activities and performances, coupled with their friendly service, helped to assuage my regular flight anxiety and allowed me to enjoy my most carefree plane trip in memory.
For our readers that are unfamiliar with Scoot, the airline is the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines Group and first took to the skies in 2012. Since then, the carrier has transported over 60 million travelers and now operates a fleet of 20 state-of-the-art widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 28 modern Airbus A320 planes.
Image via Scoot
Scoot is an airline for the young, the young-at-heart and the value-seeking. People who remember that travel is all about spontaneous discovery, connections and fresh experiences. Simply put, people with ‘Scootitude.’ Scoot offers an impeccable delivery service with personality, a contemporary feel and the choice to only pay for what matters to you.
And if you’re not inclined to believe our rave review, consider this: Scoot was voted 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Best Low-Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by AirlineRatings.com and ranked in the top 10 of the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines in 2015 and 2018 by Skytrax. In 2019, Scoot won ‘Best Low-Cost Carrier’ at the 30th TTG Asia Awards and the Travel Weekly Asia 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.
[Cover image via Scoot]