SilkAir Flight Review: Silky Flight

Two years after my first experience with SilkAir in the year, I have managed to fly on SilkAir again this year 2013 as a shared-code flight with Singapore Airlines. Rated 4 Star Airline by SKYTRAX, SilkAir is wholly owned subsidiary by Singapore Airlines. SilkAir operates and fly passengers from Singapore to mainly cities across South East Asia, South Asia and Australia.

The Airbus A320 of SilkAir usually serves the daily flight from Penang to Singapore

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The Airbus A320 offers typical three by three (3-3) seating configuration with emerald blue as its ‘trademark’ color

 

In-flight Meal (Penang – Singapore Return route)

Chicken Curry Puff

Tuna and Egg Sandwich

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Vegetarian Meal consist of Vegetarian Pizza

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Chicken Sandwich

 

For a 4 Star Airline, a short 1 hour trip from Penang to Singapore was pleasant. The chicken curry puff and the vegetarian pizza (manually selected online) were tasty. However, for the past 5 years, the sandwiches especially the tuna and chicken sandwich still taste the same. They need vast improvement in these two meal. The tuna sandwich was bland while the chicken sandwich tasted salty. The chicken in the sandwich is a minced chicken to begin with in which is not suitable to be made into a sandwich. The tuna sandwich on the other hand, while tasteless, it seems that the personnel who prepared the sandwich half heartedly. I can even make a better sandwich. As a loyal customer of Singapore Airlines/SilkAir, I would really like to see an improvement in these two menu. I duly hope that SilkAir/Singapore Airlines will take those comments into consideration.

8 thoughts on “SilkAir Flight Review: Silky Flight

  1. Diana Diane Teo

    I don’t know I need to work how hard and how long to fly with Singapore Airlines and Silk Air. As a budget traveller, I kinda very particular on budget conscious especially on airlines. But I would love to try someday. 😉

  2. Jeff Chuah

    I’ve only flew with Royal Jordanians, Air Asia and Malaysia Airline, with majorities of my trips being with Air Asia. In fact, if not for my recent trip to Sabah, MAS would still be something of a dream. And speaking of entertainment system, I was very much disappointed that there is no entertainment system for domestic routes for MAS. Simply unacceptable as it was a 2 hours 45 minutes flight.

    1. hcvvorld of Travels and Photography

      Hi Jeff, Thanks for your visit again. Yea actually you need to do comparison manually for flights. Most of the times this year itself, AA seems to be more expensive compare to other airlines.
      And actually MAS has started upgrading their system. I managed to fly on MAS, Penang-KL with entertainment system in it even though it’s only 1 hour flight. SilkAir needs to improve in this but perhaps it’s a strategy for us to opt for SQ which is much better.