• Melbourne-Singapore business class: how the airlines compare

    Melbourne to Singapore is a busy international corridor for business travellers, with no less than five airlines currently doing the eight-hour dash between the two cities. Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar and Scoot all have business class cabins on this route ranging from luxurious...

    POSTED 27 May, 2019 23 Comments

  • Which airline has the best business class for Perth-Singapore flights?

    Singapore is one of Perth’s busiest international destinations, being an easy 5½ hour dash away and opening up the WA city to many others worldwide through the hub that is Changi Airport. There are three competitors on this route, including the stalwart Singapore Airlines, its budge...

    POSTED 10 May, 2019 27 Comments

  • Sydney-Singapore business class: here's how the airlines compare

    Flyers on the busy Sydney-Singapore corridor are spoilt for choice, with four carriers – Singapore Airlines, Qantas, British Airways and Scoot – offering a wide range of departure times, business class seating, service, lounges and more. Here's how they stack up for the business trave...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2018 17 Comments

  • The best business class on Perth-Singapore flights

    Perth enjoys several daily non-stop flights to Singapore across Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Scoot, but which is best for the business traveller? Depending on which airline and aircraft type you choose, you be jetting off in a fully-flat business class bed with direct aisle access: but at the ...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2017 11 Comments

  • The best business class on Melbourne-Singapore flights

    Melbourne-based travellers are quite literally spoiled for choice when jetting to Singapore with no less than five airlines offering non-stop flights including Qantas and Singapore Airlines, but also Emirates, Jetstar and Scoot. Depending on which option you choose, you could either find yoursel...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2017 33 Comments

  • The best seats in ScootBiz on Scoot's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

    ScootBiz represents an affordable business class option on flights from Australia to Singapore and beyond, replacing the fully-flat beds of full-service airlines with reclining seats you’d otherwise expect of premium economy, but with plenty of space for the price tag to work, rest or dine....

    POSTED 28 Apr, 2016 3 Comments

  • Scoot eyes Boeing 787 flights to Middle East, Europe

    Singapore Airlines-backed Scoot is sizing up new destinations across the Middle East and Europe to serve from its Singapore hub, potentially giving Australian travellers a new low-cost, one-stop option on those longer journeys. Scoot’s fleet of Boeing 787-9s is capable of flying non-stop f...

    POSTED 29 Jul, 2015 8 Comments

  • Scoot launches Boeing 787 on direct Gold Coast-Singapore flights

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will fly its latest Boeing 787-9 jet to the Gold Coast from Friday May 1st and move to direct flights to Singapore, dropping the route's current 'Singapore via Sydney' triangle which runs several days a week. The Gold Coast upgrade also makes Australia...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2015 2 Comments

  • Redeem your SQ KrisFlyer miles for Scoot, Tigerair flights

    Travellers can now swap their Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles for travel vouchers on Scoot and Singapore-based Tigerair, with redemptions available from just 3,200 KrisFlyer miles. That’s enough for a S$30 voucher with either airline, while 5,300 miles nets a S$50 voucher. For S$100 wor...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2015 5 Comments

  • Photo tour: inside Boeing's 787 Dreamliner factory

    Step inside the world's largest building by volume where the Dreamliner gets its wings: Boeing's Everett factory in Washington state, USA. Roughly 50km north of Seattle, that single building churns out 10 Boeing 787s every month – over 230 to date – and also houses the assembly lines...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2015 9 Comments

  • A week in review for Qantas, Virgin Australia, SQ frequent flyers

    Woolworths Money cardholders will soon amass fewer Qantas Frequent Flyer points than they are today with their earning rates taking a dive after spending only $2,500 in a single month, so if the Woolies credit card is your ‘go-to’ for spending, you’ll want to see if it still fit...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2015 0 Comments

  • Review: Scoot's Boeing 787-9 'ScootBiz' business class seats

    Australian Business Traveller was invited on the delivery flight of Scoot’s first Boeing 787, and we've got the world’s first review of Scoot's latest ‘ScootBiz’ business class seats aboard the Dreamliner. While Singapore Airlines' offshoot Scoot is undeniably...

    POSTED 2 Feb, 2015 31 Comments

  • Scoot flights to earn Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles, not status

    UPDATE | Scoot’s forthcoming tie-up with Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer frequent flyer scheme won’t extend to earning elite miles, accruing ‘PPS value’ or the usual tier benefits such as lounge access and priority boarding. Scoot passengers will be able to purchase a...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2015 6 Comments

  • Scoot confirms Perth, Hong Kong for first Boeing 787 flights

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot has confirmed a February 5 inaugural for the airline's first Boeing 787-9, despite late delivery of the next-gen jet. Scoot expected to get the keys for its debutante Dreamliner in December 2014, with the first commercial flight this month. The a...

    POSTED 20 Jan, 2015 28 Comments

  • Scoot to fly daily on Perth-Singapore from February 2015

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will begin daily flights between Perth and Singapore from February 1st, 2015. The budget airline currently runs five weekly flights between the two cities, and the route – controversially abandoned by Qantas earlier this year – is rated as ...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2014 0 Comments

  • Scoot to launch Melbourne-Singapore Boeing 787 flights

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will begin Boeing 787 flights between Melbourne and Singapore next year, going head to head with Qantas' budget carrier Jetstar. The five times a week service will begin from  November 1st, 2015. “We’ve heard loud and clear the d...

    POSTED 9 Dec, 2014 6 Comments

  • Airlines quick off the mark to fly the Boeing 787-9

    With the world's first Boeing 787-9 now in the hands of launch customer Air New Zealand, the stretched Dreamliner is literally flying out of the factories and into the waiting arms of airlines around the world. Six airlines have already marked the Dreamliner's dance card for the rest of thi...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2014 8 Comments

  • Scoot's early start to Perth-Singapore flights from December 12

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot has brought forward the start of its new Perth-Singapore service by one week, with the first flights now slated for Thursday December 12. Citing "massive interest" in the new route, Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson said "barely a week into sales of our P...

    POSTED 22 Oct, 2013 10 Comments

  • Scoot declares 'child-free zone' - no kids under 12 allowed

    Singapore Airlines' budget offshoot Scoot is the latest airline to embrace a child-free zone, banning children from its new 'ScootinSilence' economy cabin. Located at the very front of the economy section, the self-contained cabin has 41 of Scoot's Super and Stretch extra-legroom seats and has n...

    POSTED 21 Aug, 2013 18 Comments

  • Scoot plans mixed Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will put a dollar each way with the Dreamliner, rolling out both the original 787-8 and the larger 787-9 as the backbone of its fleet. Scoot inherited an order for 20 Boeing 787-9s from its parent in October last year, after Singapore Airline...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2013 6 Comments

  • Four "no-kids zone" airlines putting business travellers first

    It's a business traveller nightmare: you've managed to snag a prized extra-legroom bulkhead seat, but you make your way down the aisle to find a red-faced, screaming baby in the bassinet crib a metre away from your head. Or you haven't managed to pick one of the best seats on your flight, and in...

    POSTED 11 Feb, 2013 6 Comments

  • Scoot begins inflight wifi streaming of movies, TV shows

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot is now offering  streaming of video to passengers' own laptops and tablets – but not smartphones – through its onboard ScooTV service backed by inflight tech specialists Gogo. Scoot tells us that it's available on all aircraft and...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2013 6 Comments

  • Scoot launches priority transfer through Singapore Changi Airport

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will launch its streamlined Scoot-Thru transfer service at Singapore on November 27. Available to all passengers for SGD$16 (A$12.60) per connection if you pre-book online, or SGD$20 as a walk-up rate at the airport counter, it allows travellers to ski...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2012 2 Comments

  • Scoot to buy 20 Boeing 787s

    Singapore Airline's low-cost offshoot Scoot will make the Boeing 787 Dreamliner the backbone of its fleet, with 20 of the next-gen jets on order for delivery starting 2014. Scoot will adopt the stretched 787-9 version, which with Scoot's two class layout of ScootBiz business class and economy wi...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2012 0 Comments

  • Scoot to start Taipei flights from September 18

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will begin flights to Taipei from September 18. Initially running three times per week, the outbound service departs Singapore Changi Airport at 1.05am and arrives at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 5.40am. The return flight will leave Taipei ...

    POSTED 9 Jul, 2012 5 Comments

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