Battle of the Budget Airlines






Destinations from Singapore










Exclusive Destinations (direct)


Kota Kinabalu, Yogyakarta and Miri

Auckland, Beijing, Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siem Reap)
and Yangon


Sydney and the Gold Coast

Bangalore, Chennai, Colombo, Dhaka, Hat Yai, Krabi, Kochi, Macau, Shenzhen and Trivandrum

Popular Flight
Comparison: Bangkok*


Five flights between 10am and 11pm, $382 return.

Two flights between 7am and 8pm, $402 return.

One 5pm flight, $156 return.

Five flights between 6am and 6pm, $316 return.

Popular Flight
Comparison: Hong Kong*



No flights

Three flights (6:30am, 10:15am and 3:50pm), $322 return.


No flights

Three flights (6:50am, 2pm and 4:05pm), $299 return.

Baggage Allowance


7kg carry-on allowance. For 15-40kg of check-in baggage, pay $13-45.

10kg check-in baggage included in the ticket price. For 15-40kg, pay $16-70.

7kg of carry-on baggage. Check-in 15-40kg of baggage for $35-75.


7kg of carry-on baggage. 15-30kg of check-in baggage goes for $25-70.

Assigned and/or Premium Seating


Seats assigned at check-in. $3 surcharge for seat selection, $15 for “Hot Seats” near the front.

Assigned seating when you make the booking. The Plus bundle (from $30) gets you standard seat choices and a meal and the Max bundle (from $202) includes upfront and extra leg room seats, a meal and refundable ticket.


Seats assigned at check-in. You can also pick a standard seat ($5), a seat at the front of plane ($30) or a seat with lots of legroom ($99).

Seats assigned at check-in. Pay $3-10 to choose among standard options or get a premium seat (extra leg room or near the exit) for $10-30.

Food (Prices and Variety)


Hot meals like green curry go for RM15 ($6). Lushes might want to give this carrier a miss though. There’s a no alcohol policy onboard their short haul flights.

Southeast Asian flavors are well-represented with items like nasi lemak and chicken menudo (from $8). Booze—think Heineken brews and Borakes wine—starts at $5/can.

Dine on briyani and beef lasagne, plus vegetarian options including a mushroom panini for $10 each. To sip, try cocktails like the Singapore Sling ($9).


Mains such as creamy chicken stew and black pepper chicken cost $10 each. Beers and wines are $6/can. Have some cash handy—they only accept credit and debit cards for payment of more than $12 per person.



Their system Xcite is available on international flights for RM 30 ($12). There are only 10 units per aircraft though.

Headsets go for $15 a piece. There’s also Jetstar Magazine, with restaurant recommendations, travel features and news on local celebs.

Entertainment via iPads ($22 per flight). Watch television shows like The Big Bang Theory and The Noose. Or read the Scoot Magazine.


No audio or video entertainment. But they have Tiger Tales, an in-flight magazine.

Business Class Option


Longhaul flights to Tokyo have “X Premium Flatbed seats”, which can recline fully. The rate also includes priority check-in, a meal and free check-in baggage.


Available on A330 longhaul flights to Auckland, Beijing and Melbourne, it includes a baggage allowance of 30kg, leather seats, meals and priority check-in.

“ScootBiz” seats are available on all flights and get you leather seats, meals and free check-in baggage.



Loyalty Program


“BIG” costs $5 and allows you to collect points redeemable for perks such as free flights, shopping holidays in Japan and Aussie skydiving vacations.



Shares system with parent airline Qantas.



“Stripes” costs $30 per year and gives you priority on promotions, plus exclusive deals and a 10% discount when you make online bookings.

Call Center Hours





24 hours





* Prices include tax but are indicative only. All were sourced at the same time (four weeks in advance) for midweek departure and return.