Bangkok to Singapore is an 876 mile flight.
- Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Tiger Airways, Cathay Pacific and Jetstar Asia all fly Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Singapore’s Changi airport.
- From Bangkok’s Don Muang airport there’s Singapore service on Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, as well as Tiger Airways.
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
However passengers booked on Jetstar flight 3K1514 this past Wednesday took an entire day to make the journey. Jetstar Asia is an offshoot of Jetstar Airlines, the low cost subsidiary of Qantas.
- The 9:20 p.m. flight was put off until 2:45 p.m. the next day.
- But then it was delayed again
- The airline wouldn’t release checked baggage so that passengers could re-accommodate themselves, at their own expense, on the myriad other flights between the two airports. Never check luggage.
Boarding in Bangkok
At about 4pm local time, passengers received an email from Jetstar, informing them that the flight had been moved to 8pm.
The display board at the departure gate G1A was updated at nearly 6pm with the correct flight information to Singapore, the passengers said.
In its flight update email to passengers, Jetstar said that both flights were delayed “due to engineering requirements”.
Here’s video of one of the passengers from the flight losing it on airline staff because they were given a voucher for only 250 baht for food (US$7.67) while a bowl of soup costs 360. (“One bowl of mee how much? 360 baht. How to pay?”)
Don’t rely on the airline to feed you — or for overnight accommodations — remember that’s what your premium rewards credit card’s trip delay benefit is for.
However if you’ve only got 250 baht to spend, McDonald’s at Suvarnabhumi is an option.
(HT: Khalil D.)