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User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 946 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

On my next trip to Hong Kong I thought I take advantage of some LCC and hop to KL or SIN, but I am a bit weary about standards on some of the LCC in particular Tiger and Jetstar. Can anyone comment on the overall experience and the state of their fleet (I know there are some issues not long ago). What about Air Asia and SilkAir?

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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

Tiger (Tiger Aviation Pte, parent of Tiger Airways and Tiger Airways Australia, is 32.84% owned by SQ), Jetstar Asia (49% owned by QF), and AirAsia are all fine. I would not - for a single second - hesitate to fly them for safety reasons. And I have, multiple times.

SilkAir is not a LCC but rather a 100% owned regional subsidary of SQ.



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User currently offlinebyronicle6 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2011, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

I have flown all of the airlines you have mentioned above in Southeast Asia and would recommend them all, infact far better than the airlines i have flown domestically in the USA. Tiger doesnt have a very good name in the region, but i have never had a problem with delays etc with them. Great if are wanting to get somewhere with no frills on a low budget

User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

As Pe@rson and Byronicle6 said, I would not hesitate to fly any of these airlines. I've always had good experiences with Air Asia, Jetstar and Tiger... Have a good time in Asia !


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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1053 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

I have flown on all the airlines you mentioned so far (Tiger, AirAsia, Jetstar Asia, Silkair) and all of them are pretty decent although I'd place Tiger at the bottom. They did what they should do but nothing much worth remembering about but other airlines did something that I can remember about and leaves a good impression in me. Following trip reports for your referral -

Tiger Airways
Happy Beyond Words - SIN-PEN-SIN On MH & TR (by initious Nov 6 2011 in Trip Reports)

Jetstar Asia
Sardines In A Can - Jetstar Asia SIN-HKG-SIN (by Initious Mar 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
Flying The Orange Star Monopoly - SIN-SWA On 3K (by initious May 18 2011 in Trip Reports)

Jetstar Asia & AirAsia
Malaysia Boleh! - To Malaysia With 3K And AK (by initious Jun 30 2011 in Trip Reports)
Flying On My Birthday - The Triangle In SEA (by initious Jul 18 2011 in Trip Reports)

AirAsia
Irama AirAsia! - Kota Kinabalu To Singapore (by initious Oct 24 2010 in Trip Reports)

Silkair
Good Morning Borneo! - Where Silkair Unwinds... (by initious Oct 17 2010 in Trip Reports)

Enjoy! Do feel free to message me if you have any queries, or just reply here and I'll try answering. All airlines have pretty new fleets but I'll have to say that some Jetstar planes look pretty tired inside. However, their service is exemplary at times while it gets a little disappointing at times too. Silkair has a consistent service level, similarly to AirAsia. Food on AirAsia is great, do go for their Nasi Lemak if flying ex-KUL. Silkair has great food too, but price is much higher. I'd recommend going for AirAsia and getting the emergency exit row and pre booked meal so you get onboard the aircraft first and you also get your food first on the plane.

Regards,
Daniel



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User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1987 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

MI is anything but an LCC (and their fares show it).

I also place TR at the bottom. Have had a few delays with them. They're really no frills, including the budget terminal at SIN. I would fly 3K / VF any day.

Cheers
Coal



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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Quoting Coal (Reply 5):
I also place TR at the bottom. Have had a few delays with them. They're really no frills, including the budget terminal at SIN

I have paid hardly anything with TR and my experience with them was pretty positive. So, I'd say if you can avail of noticably cheap fares, and assuming convenient schedule, etc, TR wouldn't be a bad choice.



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User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 946 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Since, I will be hauling my luggage, the only LCC that makes sense is AK on SIN-KUL-SIN. SQ is not much more expensive on HKG-SIN when you factor in all expenses and you can fly on A380. The only question still remains for HKG-TPE, but I am leaning toward KA.
- Initious I have enjoyed your trip reports - lots of hreat info and pics.
- Coal are you still in China?

Thanks everyone for your input.


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