No Frills of the Day: Scoot Osaka to Honolulu from $165 (Round Trip)

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Scoot is a Singaporean low-cost long-haul airline owned by Singapore Airlines through its subsidiary Budget Aviation Holdings, that started operations June 2012 on medium and long-haul routes from Singapore.

Recently, the airline announced they’ll start operating flight from Osaka to Honolulu 4 times per week on a B787-8 starting December 19, 2017, and they have some cheap fares if you’re willing to forget about the frills.

You can access Scoot website here.

Availability

Scoot allows to search for the lowest fares using a month-long search application on their website. The lowest prices available for this route are 8800 JPY ($78) for KIX-HNL, and 10000 JPY ($88) for HNL-KIX. These fares can be booked as one-ways or round trip tickets.

Fare Structure

Scoot offers 4 different fares: 3 for their economy product (depending on the frills added) and 1 for their premium product.

Baggage Fees

The basic “Fly” fare includes airfare + 1 hand luggage piece (up to 10 kg). Here are the fees for extra checked/cabin baggage ($31 for a 20 kg checked suitcase):

Food On-board:

Food is available on the Economy Class cabin for a fee, ranging from $14 to $20:

They offer a different menu on the Premium cabin. In this case the food service is included in the ticket fee:

Seat Selection

for this route, Scoot offers standard seats at $8.50, silence cabin seats (no children under 13 years old allowed) for $13,50, and extra legroom seats for $56.

No extra charges for seat selection on their Premium cabin:

The Extras

Scoot offers a sleeping kit ($12.5) and WiFi ($12) for a fee:

The airline also offers the possibility of adding flexibility to your ticket for $39:

For those looking for extra legroom, this may be the best deal. For the same price of an extra-legroom seat, the airline offers also booking flexibility, priority boarding and KrisFlyer miles:

Conclusion

Scoot is set to disrupt the Asian medium and long-haul market with these prices the way Norwegian is breaking the North Atlantic market. The airline already operates a flight from Singapore to Athens twice a week and I would’t be surprised that after the merger with TigerAir they decide to expand their European footprint.

 

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