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Postby Travailes » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:36 am

offshoreoildude wrote:Silkair is the queen of budget airlines here tho.


Excellent - travelling with them to Kolkata on Tuesday next week.
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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:50 am

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Yeah, Tiger is shit, but Air Asia is quite nice. Not Virgin America (in the US) nice, but still nice enough. Always makes me wonder how they can charge pretty comparable fares but be so different in quality.


The problem with Air Asia is if you didn't pay to be able to reserve seats, they'd really random select your seats even if you check in with a friend. Other airlines (at least Cebu Pacific) would get you adjacent seats on check-in even if you didn't pre-select them on booking. I hate Tiger as well; aside from them charging way more for surcharges and taxes compared to other airlines flying to the same airport, the flight attendants have the same customer service quality as the rest of the private industry in Singapore (re: they hate your guts).


Oh, I pay the extra $20-30 for those red seats in front. Maybe that's part of the reason I enjoy flying them so much :D

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:51 am

offshoreoildude wrote:I've found Jetstar and AirAsia ok for budget. I like Firefly as well. Not keen on Tiger. Silkair is the queen of budget airlines here tho.


I wouldn't consider SilkAir budget so much as just regional. They're not any cheaper SQ when they both fly to the same destinations, and you're usually on a small plane (with less amenities)

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Postby carteki » Thu, 29 Nov 2012 3:28 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:I've found Jetstar and AirAsia ok for budget. I like Firefly as well. Not keen on Tiger. Silkair is the queen of budget airlines here tho.


I wouldn't consider SilkAir budget so much as just regional. They're not any cheaper SQ when they both fly to the same destinations, and you're usually on a small plane (with less amenities)


Actually I've found booking though silkair website to be more expensive than booking on the SIA website for the same flight. Silk air is seriously overpriced in my opinion.

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Postby andrealeong4 » Thu, 13 Dec 2012 3:58 pm

they are horrible. Especially Tiger airways, flew to thailand with Tiger, worst experience ever.

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Postby Transition » Sun, 27 Jan 2013 12:50 pm

I think budget airlines are mostly fine if the trip is lesser than 4 hours. Jetstar was pretty ok imo, tiger was kinda bad. There is the new scoots airline. Anyone tried that before?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 27 Jan 2013 5:18 pm

We flew 7 of us on the 4 & back on the 8 of January to Kerala, India on Tiger. We had no real complaints other than a late take off in Singapore of which we made up 30 of the 45 minutes enroute to Kerala. I'd fly with them again.

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Postby rebeccalee » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 4:18 pm

flew Scoot from Singapore to Sydney... would recommend them for value and service and will definitely fly them again!


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