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Post by uk-kiwi » Fri, 23 Sep 2005 3:34 pm

....are they any good? obviously they are low cost so no frills but just wondering how anyone who has travelled finds the check in, inflight info etc...airports they land at.

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Post by dot dot dot » Fri, 23 Sep 2005 3:42 pm

travelled a few times with them to Bangkok from here and vice versa. Good quality for its price. as you mention, no frills airliner. Whereas Air Asia had almost always delays on the BKK - SIN route, Tiger seems to not have this problem so much. Most likely because Air Aisa is only using one plane to go up and down in the day, so if it catches some delay on the first flight, it will only accumulate throughout the day.

Not sure if Tiger has several planes on the route, but they just do not delay as much from my experience.

Inflight entertainment? Not really, you can buy drinks or some stuff, but no other entertainment really.

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Post by Matney » Fri, 23 Sep 2005 8:37 pm

Weren't the flight attendents entertaining enough for you? :wink:

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Post by beenhere10years » Fri, 23 Sep 2005 9:11 pm

The flight attendants' non-stop singing and giggling in Thai over the loudspeaker was about all I could take. It made a short trip seem
l o n g.

And before I hear a lot of static about my bias toward the Thai people, here is my magnificent nephew, my godson, no less -- who is half-Thai and devilishly handsome!

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Plus there was a 4 year old allowed to run rampant in the rows behind me while his sloth-like parents and good-for-nothing siblings slept. The flight attendant asked me if I wanted to change my seat and I suggested that perhaps I was not the one who should have to change seats.

This is a long way of saying, the crew is quite young and inexperienced but 9 flights out of 10 should be fine. I got the short straw that time.
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Post by ringo100 » Sat, 24 Sep 2005 10:42 am

I've been with them to Phuket and Philippines. Very good for the price. for short flights the budget airlines are the best way to travel.

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Post by Madelinewalker » Mon, 26 Sep 2005 2:08 am

A flight attendant made a movie called "The Aviary." Really good.
http://theaviarymovie.com/mainpage.htm

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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 26 Sep 2005 5:51 pm

Absolutely right, the crew is very young and inexperienced, but the planes are new, serviced by SIA people and that is the important thing. They don't have long trips, so entertainment is a non-issue.

I'd say they're the best low-cost/no-frills airline in this region.
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Post by tiki » Mon, 26 Sep 2005 6:36 pm

It takes me from A to B without much hassle.
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Post by kk_lass » Thu, 06 Oct 2005 2:02 am

Hi have not tried TigerAirways..
But have my first taste with AirAsia recently on my Bangkok trip...

(1) Delay
Hmm .. first bad impression is the delay ... Flight was delayed for 1 1/2 hrs.. Later i heard that they have this reputation of delay esp if ur flight is a afternoon/evening/night flight.. Like what Eric have suggested.. it could be that reason for the delay ..

(2) Seats allocation
There is no allocation of seats for Air Asia.. Not sure if that applied for all budget airlines.. But it really make some differences if u r travelling in groups. U have to ensure that you r the first fews to broad the plane.. Otherwise, sitting together may be difficult to arrange..

And plus it can be quite frustrating where people try to 'chop' seats.. The airplane i took is 3 by 3 seat row. So u can see a group of 4 people trying to occupy a row of 6 seats by sitting the seat near window and one seat near aisle while leaving the middle seat empty. So normally people will not sit there unless there is really no seat. And when this happens, the person sitting near the aisle will move in to sit next to the person near the window..

(3) Cramp seats
Not suitable for long flight .. i think a couple of hours is still bearable..

(4) Baggage on hand
And the baggage section is quite limited.. so either dun carry too much stuffs on plane or make sure ur the first few to board the plane.. Otherwise, u will just have to cope with ur stuffs placed in at ur legs..

(5) Baggage limits
Oh most imptly they are very strict in the luggage weight.. 15kg and up to max 20kg. Anything more than that .. pls pay! Unlike SQ, they can accept up to 32kg .. once my dad's luggages even go up to 37kg! If u know u will not have many luggage, then this is ok.. I paid for extra luggage $$ coz we busted the 20kg! haha dun ask me what i buy from Bangkok .. lots to list down here... :roll: :???:

(6) check-in Tickets
No more nice tickets.. Instead it looks like a receipt .. stating ur boarding time, your gate no.. etc Will mix up with my pile of receipts.. :P

(7) Attendance marking
Not sure if this is standard procedure.. I saw the ground staff manually circling or ticking our ticket numbers on a piece of paper that has many numbers stated on it. A bit funny.. like circling some 'TOTO' number :wink:

Well not just a bunch of complains.. just stating what i experience.. Basically i believe you get what you pay. And i expect such services too .. as i pay cheap airfares comparatively. so i am prepared for such..

So if u r cost-sensitive, can go for the budget airlines.. at least they are safe.. Well at least i arrived in BKK safely and back to sg safely.. :lol: If $ is not an issue, i will still like my SQ, Cathay ... :wink: :cool:

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Post by GordonGekko » Thu, 13 Oct 2005 8:40 pm

UK-Kiwi,

As always, it is a matter of taste and priorities. I'd take as a rule that budget airlines are cheap, but not always trustworthy, while regular airlines can be pricy, but you can trust 'em. :wink:

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Post by davidtan1 » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 12:32 pm

uk-kiwi wrote:....are they any good? obviously they are low cost so no frills but just wondering how anyone who has travelled finds the check in, inflight info etc...airports they land at.

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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 1:36 pm

Davod Tan looks funny, I think his wit is a bit metallic, actually - but what dark humour . . .

(nice headlamps, though - and I'm straight)
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Post by Carpe Diem » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 2:06 pm

Vaucluse wrote:Davod Tan looks funny, I think his wit is a bit metallic, actually - but what dark humour . . .

(nice headlamps, though - and I'm straight)
That's another post on the way, i guess?
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Post by Bafana » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 10:02 pm

Tiger Airway is good value if you book with enough time ahead and can manage to swing your travel towards the middle of the week (If its a public holiday then expect to pay extra).

I use Silk Air to fly to Thailand more then Tiger even though it is more then double the price because the flight times are better - Mainly because I travel to Phuket to chill out and i don't like getting upearly here or there to get the discount. If I fly to Bankok its for work and I let the company pay the extar over to ensure my Krisflyer miles.

So if you dont mind the bad fly times and get a ticket in the middle of the week when its not a public holiday then Tiger is great - Otherwise I find the extra over worth the spend for the freedom of my time alone.

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Post by UuUrRrGgG » Sun, 20 Nov 2005 10:46 pm

Hi guys, new here... not an expat but would like to share my experience... :D

I have travel on Tiger Airways to Ho Chi Minh and to me, it is considered purely a transportation... no entertainment included. And seriously why you need the entertainment and extra service which mean higher cost when the travel time is so short? I am pretty comfy with their basic services and I don't mind paying for the drinks. As for food, I never ate anything in the flight yet so unable to comment. :cool:

Like what Bafana mentioned, if you book with enough allowance for the date, you will get a pretty good rate. And even better still, www.tigerairways.com always have promotion. For my last trip to HCM, I paid around S$88 for the round trip including tax. There is an additional US$10(if I am not wrong) to pay over at HCM side on the return trip but the total is only slightly over S$100. :shock:

Ok, I think that will be all from me for now... :wave:

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