Overview of Scoot 787 Business Class

A low-cost option for travellers who want to fly in style.

The luxury of flying in business class usually comes at a hefty cost, but ScootBiz has an option for flyers who want to travel in style without forking out an arm and a leg. If you want to see what it’s like to fly business on a budget, this overview covers everything from the pre-flight privileges and seating to entertainment you can expect if you travel on a Scoot 787.

Pre-flight privileges

The perks of flying business class start before you even step on the plane. Thanks to BoardMeFirst, you can skip the queues with priority boarding and check in. You’ll also receive priority disembarkation, so you’ll arrive at your destination first.

As a business class flyer, you’ll also enjoy more generous baggage allowances. You can bring two pieces of cabin baggage weighing up to 15kg and 30kg checked-in baggage.

Unfortunately, lounge access is a little limited. You can only visit ScootBiz lounges if you’re flying out of Singapore. The lounge is located in Terminal 2 on level 3 and you can visit the lounge three hours prior to your departure time. The lounge is open 24/7 and is equipped with Wi-Fi, shower facilities, workstations, massage chairs as well as food and beverages.

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Frequent flyer perks

Unfortunately, Scoot doesn’t have its own frequent flyer program. However, you can earn and redeem Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles with Scoot but this comes at the cost of purchasing a PlusPerks bundle with your flight. For short haul flights, this will set you back US$39, and it will cost you US$59 for long haul flights. As the rate is calculated by miles, the further you go, the more points you earn. For example, a flight from Singapore to Japan will allow you to earn points for the number of miles that are flown. If you’ve flown in economy, you have the option to earn points for 600 miles. If you fly business class, you have the option to earn points for 1,000 miles.

The option to earn miles simply for purchasing business class on a Scoot flight is not available.

Space and seating

In the larger 787-9 aircrafts, there are 35 seats to choose from that are laid out in a 2-3-2 design at the front of the plane. On the smaller 787-8 planes, you are able to choose from 25 seats.

The leather seats offer 96cm of legroom and are 56cm wide. Flat beds are not available, but you can increase the comfort with a recline of 15cm. There are fully adjustable headrests available and you are also able to adjust the leg rests to your degree of comfort.

You can also adjust the window tinting with the touch of a button, making it lighter or darker with ease.

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Amenities

Upon boarding, you receive a complimentary drink and a free alcoholic beverage of your choice. If you want blankets, eye masks and toiletry bags, you can pay for them at a cost of US$10.

Entertainment

You can stay logged on in the air thanks to in-flight Wi-Fi. Prices start from US$11.95 for one hour through to US$21.95 for 24-hour access, which includes Internet on any onward Scoot flight you might be boarding. You also have access to in-flight entertainment when you download the ScooTV app on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Unfortunately, there are no USB charging ports available on these flights but there are charging points within your seat to keep your gadgets charged throughout the flight. These charging points are universal, so are suitable for Australian gadgets

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Dining and refreshments

Once you board, you will receive a welcome drink and one additional alcoholic beverage of your choice. You have a large selection to choose from, including hot drinks such as coffee and alcoholic drinks such as beer and wine.

If you want to have a meal, you have to pre-order your food 72 hours before the flight. The Premium Selections menu is complimentary for those flying ScootBiz and the meals include chicken rice, ayam rendang, which is a Malaysian Indonesian dish, or teriyaki chicken. You must order your food 72 hours before boarding.

If you want any other food, you have to fork out for it. Hot meals start from $12 and include meals such as beef and mushroom lasagne, braised chicken with rice and cardamom chicken. You also have access to a wide range of snacks, such as Pringles, Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, cashew nuts and many more. These start from $2 and end at $6. You can also request water for free.

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Where can I fly?

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You can fly to and from the following destinations in business class on the 787:

Singapore
Gold Coast
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney
Dalian
Guangzhou
Hangzhou
Harbin
Hong Kong
Nanjing
Qingdao
Shenyang
Tianjin
China
Osaka
Sapporo
Tokyo
Amritsar
Chennai
Athens
Seoul
Jeddah
Taipei
Kaohsiung
Bangkok
Honolulu

Scoot is also launching four-times-weekly non-stop flights to Berlin from Singapore from 20 June 2018, which will be operating across the 787.

With priority boarding, access to inflight Wi-Fi and the option to recline in comfort while you’re flying to your destination, Scoot is a budget airline to consider for your next trip away. However, if you’re used to maximum luxury when flying business class with other airlines, flying ScootBiz may not be for you.

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