Tickets For the Longest Flight in the World Operated by a Low-Cost Airline are Now Available for Purchase

A re you ready to fly as a passenger aboard a Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” airplane operated by a low-cost airline for approximately 11.5 straight hours?

If so, Scoot invites you to “get your Greek on” as the airline…er…“pops” its “European cherry” — I seriously did not make that up — as it launches inaugural nonstop service between Singapore and Athens on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Tickets For the Longest Flight in the World Operated by a Low-Cost Airline are Now Available for Purchase

Billed by CNBC as “the world’s longest flight on a low cost carrier”, airfares are as low as $288.00 — which I assume is in Singapore Dollars and therefore would be the equivalent of approximately $208.00 in United States dollars — each way for travel originating from Singapore, including all taxes and fees when you enter promotion Code GREEKON to get a discount of up to 10 percent on selected FlyBag and FlyBagEat fares for travel between Tuesday, June 20, 2017 and Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Click on the image for an enlarged view. Source: Scoot.

Click on the image for an enlarged view. Source: Scoot.

As you can see by the chart shown above, the FlyBag fare includes a bag of up to 20 kilograms — which is slightly greater than 44 pounds — while the FlyBagEat fare also includes a meal, drink and snack.

Click on the image for an enlarged view. Source: Scoot.

Click on the image for an enlarged view. Source: Scoot.

Other options are available for purchase at nominal prices, as shown above — including access to Wi-Fi during the flight, lounge access, and being amongst the first to board the airplane.

If you prefer to travel in the business class cabin of the airplane, airfares for that experience start as low as $888.00 each way during the same time period of travel dates in which the promotion is in effect.

About Scoot

Scoot is an ultra-low-cost carrier which is owned by Singapore Airlines and has existed for four years; and on this particular flight, you can purchase the option of earning 400 KrisFlyer frequent flier loyalty program miles — as well as extra legroom, flexibility in booking your ticket and being one of the first aboard the airplane for $59.00 in Singapore dollars.

Click on the image for an enlarged view. Source: Scoot.

Click on the image for an enlarged view. Source: Scoot.

Terms and Conditions

The promotional code is case-sensitive and the discount applies to FlyBag and FlyBagEat base fares only. Fares comprise the price of the air ticket and associated taxes. Taxes are subject to change due to fluctuations in currency. Blackout periods may apply during school holidays and event periods. Unless stated otherwise, Economy Fly fares exclude checked baggage, meals and inflight entertainment. Offer is valid for flight reservations booked at the official Internet web site of Scoot and on the mobile application software of Scoot for supported portable electronic devices only. Full payment is required at the time of booking the ticket. Payment processing fees are per guest segment and Scoot-Thru fees per guest per direction — where applicable — are not included. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all dates. Bookings are not refundable except as provided in the Conditions of Carriage.

Other terms and conditions apply.

Summary

I have never flown as a passenger aboard an airplane operated by Scoot; but I understand that the seats in the economy class cabin are actually reasonably sized, with a seat width of 18 inches and a seat pitch of 31 inches.

For an extra fee, there is even a “quiet zone” where children younger than 12 years of age are not permitted. In fact, you can enjoy whatever amenities you like — as long as you pay for them — so there are choices as to “how low you can go.”

I would consider flying as a passenger on that flight — as long as the total value between cost and comfort is the right balance…

Source: Scoot.

4 thoughts on “Tickets For the Longest Flight in the World Operated by a Low-Cost Airline are Now Available for Purchase”

  1. askmrlee says:

    18″ pitch and still 9 abreast on a 787? Seatguru says 18.9 to 19.9 width in Y.
    How narrow are the aisles?

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      That is a good question, askmrlee. I do not know.

      I will tell you that the aisles aboard the Boeing 777-300 aircraft operated by Etihad Airways was 3-4-3 — with seven seats abreast — were quite narrow…

      http://thegate.boardingarea.com/etihad-airways-my-first-flight/

      …so I would not be surprised if the aisles aboard the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” airplanes operated by Scoot were similarly narrow…

  2. warren trout says:

    Operated by pilots who are not good enough to get hired at a good airline that pays well.

    Ok they meet the minimum standard. That should make you feel safe.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Statistically speaking, I do feel safe, warren trout. The minimum standard for pilots is still quite rigorous.

      When was the last time an airplane operated by Scoot was involved in a crash?

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