There are almost 30 flights per day from Singapore to Bangkok. Depending on your budget and preference, you can choose from either the full service carriers (Singapore Airlines, Thai, Cathay) or the budget carriers (Scoot, Jetstar Asia, Thai AirAsia, Tigerair, Thai Lionair). The flight time from Singapore to Bangkok is around 2.5 hrs.

Fantastic Travel Deal from Cathay Pacific Airlines

This route has become very competitive in recent years due to the proliferation of budget carriers.

Thus, we were pleasantly surprised to find a fantastic travel deal from Cathay Pacific (a full service airline) for a return flight from Singapore to Bangkok for only SGD $194.50, inclusive of taxes and surcharges!  The price includes 20 kg baggage allowance and meals on board.

Tip: Do look out for such low fare promotions from Cathay as they partner various credit card companies throughout the year. We have booked our tickets during the POSB / DBS Credit Card promotion.

Note: As this was promotional fare, we were not eligible to choose our seats at the point of booking. Choosing of seats can only be done 48 hours before the flight departure online.

Cathay Pacific operates only 1 flight per day (CX 712) which is scheduled to depart early afternoon from Singapore to Bangkok.  This flight will continue to Hong Kong after transiting at Bangkok. The return flight (CX 713) departs Bangkok around noon time and touch down at Singapore around 3 pm. Note that Bangkok (GMT +7) is 1 hour slower than Singapore.

Smooth Check In

We arrived at the Cathay Pacific check in counter at Terminal 1 very early at about 10 am and had breakfast before our flight. Check in was relatively smooth and we were soon on our way into the transit area.

After the early check in, you might want to drop by the Skyview Lounge for some light snacks if you have the ANZ Travel Visa card.

As we already had our breakfast, we went for some shopping before proceeding to the gate.

There she is – our aircraft for the day!

The return flight check in at Bangkok was smooth as well with not much queue.

For the two of us, the 40 kg entitlement was more than enough. Our luggage just tip the scale at 20.6 kg.

Personal In-flight Entertainment System

Unlike full service airlines like Vietnam Airlines and Silkair that deploy small single isle aircraft for their regional routes, Cathay operates a A330 dual isle aircraft on this route in a 2-4-2 configuration.

Due to the restriction on the promotional fare that we have bought, we were unable to choose the 2-seater window seats in the Singapore-Bangkok sector as they were already taken up by the time we did our online check-in 48 hours before the flight. Thankfully, we were able to choose the seats for our return flight from Bangkok.

Every seat comes with a  9″ widescreen personal In-Flight Entertainment System (StudioCX) featuring a rotating library of over 100 movies, over 500 TV shows, 888 music CDs, 22 radio channels and over 70 games that will entertain you on the flight.

Earphones are provided in the seat pocket in front of your seat.

On Board Shopping Magazine

Start shopping when you get on board with the Cathay Pacific Shop magazine.

Spacious Seat Leg Space

Economy seats were quite spacious – with comfortable seat pitch on board the aircraft.

Cathay was one of the first in the world to introduce Premium Economy seats. There are around 26 to 34 seats for the cozy Premium Economy cabin section.

Some of the benefits you will enjoy as a Premium Economy passenger include:

  • Dedicated check-in counters and priority boarding at the gate
  • Increased baggage allowance (from 20kg to 25kg)
  • 8 inches of recline to make resting and sleeping more comfortable,
  • the headrest has 4-way movement for excellent support of your head and neck.
  • A larger meal table makes working and dining more of a pleasure,
  • A cocktail table provides more room during the meal service.
  • Extra storage space for all those personal items you’d like to keep close at hand.

If you prefer even more comfort and are in the mood of splurging, you can try the Business Class seats. I believe the seat product that was used in this flight is the long haul business class model, which would be quite worth it if the price is good. Most airlines use their regional short haul business class seats (less comfortable) for such short distance flights.

Good Meals

There were 2 choices for food for the flight and the food was quite good in our opinion. It comes with a main course, a bun, dessert/chocolate, fruits, a soft drink and a small cup of mineral water.

For the Singapore to Bangkok sector, we both chose the Chicken Penne.

For the return flight, we chose differently – both are rice with different dishes. The meal came with a kit kat chocolate bar.

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Samantha has been writing for Discover.Book.Travel since 2012. Based in Singapore, she spends most of her time thinking and dreaming of new destinations to visit, and derives satisfaction by planning those trips. When she’s not out exploring the world, she’s penning down her travelogues to share with her community of travel lovers while sipping her favourite beverage.



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