In Fairness, Tiger-Seair Flight Was Good!
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Big Plane (Cebu - Manila) - Seair Airbus A320
Like I said earlier, I had some biases against Seair. I used to think that since they still have fewer customers. they will board me in a small propeller-type plane. I would admit that I don't like that type of plane. First, it flies at a lower altitude, which means more chances of turbulence. Second, it is relatively slow compared with Airbus A320 planes. I still remember when I flew Manila-Cebu route in a turbo-propeller Cebu Pacific aircraft., it took us about two hours of travel time.
Well, I was surprised to see that the aircraft is an Airbus A320 plane even though they were not able to fill all the seats. Lastly, the plane that I boarded is new.
Courteous and Professional Cabin Crew
Well, I would say that I expect a little less with Seair when it comes to their staff. Well, they exceeded my expectation by having a courteous and professional cabin crew (at least on the two flights I've been in).
The reason why I chose Tiger-Seair is because they offer the cheapest promo fare nowadays. Below is the comparison between Cebu Pacific and Tiger Airways.
|Tiger Airways 119 Pesos Promo|
|Cebu Pacific Piso Fare Promo|
Notes: Both tickets were purchased in the same year, 2012. Both have no payment for terminal fee.
As you can clearly see above, Tiger-Seair have no Fuel Surcharge, no Web Admin fee. Fuel surcharge is usually the item that blows up your total ticket cost from Cebu Pacific, Airphil and PAL.
I know that eventually, Tiger-Seair may impose other charges such as that of Cebu Pacific in order for them to profit and stay in operation. But at least for now, with all other things the same level as that of Cebu Pacific, Tiger - Airways is a plane of choice.
Note: Tiger Airways is a Singapore-based low-cost airline and currently owns 40% of South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR).
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