BLOG: Scooting to Sydney
Ever wondered what the fabled SQ girl looks like when she kicks back and goes casual? We found out on Scoot's inaugural flight to Sydney.
Forty minutes after our flight to Sydney was supposed to have taken off, the loudspeakers crackled into life again. "We are experiencing an instrument problem which may require maintenance. Engineering has been called; we will keep you updated on our progress."
Uh-oh. I was starting to worry that this flight might actually never get off the ground. "Your safety is our priority," the captain continued, in one of the many updates he provided the passengers before the plane actually took off.
Scoot's first flight, to Sydney, was fraught with all kinds of minor problems, confusion, and delays, at least at the start. From the ten-minute delay when I first rolled up at the check-in counter, as Scoot's counter staff tried to check my visa, to the confusion airport security staff displayed at the boarding lounge ("No, you can't come in the lounge yet, wait, yes, you can enter, no, er, let me check"; you get the idea), it was half an hour after our scheduled departure time before our cabin crew started the safety briefing.