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Old 27th April 2010, 23:04   #1
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With the new promotions on silk air from Blore to Singapore am tempted to try it out, with family..is this a good airline. I usually fly Singapore Airlines and find them to be one of the best on the international route, so am a bit apprehensive abt Silkair. I have a two year old kid and that is what worries me the most.

Any feedback would be most appreciated.
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Old 27th April 2010, 23:29   #2
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Silk air is the low cost wing of singapore airlines. It's completely owned by singapore airlines only. I have had friends travelling in it in 2004 - 2005. They said it's good. Not sure about now. Guess it's worth a hazard as silk air is anyway owned by singapore airlines.
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Thats true...but anyone with more recent experience?
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I flew Singapore to Chengdu a couple of years ago. Pleasant flight, simple decent food, no entertainment though but a video payer is availalble on payment
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My friend regularly travels to Cochin from Singapore by silkair and he says the experience is no different from Singapore airlines except for the inflight entertainment options, etc.

Even I have travelled by Silkair from Singapore to Thailand few years back and found it satisfactory as it is a part of Singapore airlines.

I suggest you go for it without a worry.
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I will be travelling by Silkair this friday from Singapore to Kochi.. Will update you soon.
As far as i have heard, Silkair is as good, may be not as good as Singapore airlines.

BTW, from my experience, Silkair is not that cheap(Low cost) as charges are almost close to Air India.
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Yup...charges seem to be on par with air india...but timings are much better for a holiday. But do update when u have the time.
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Try this link:
SilkAir customer reviews and SilkAir Passenger Opinions about SilkAir service and SilkAir product standards
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That's the best destination for reviews. I was thinking of posting the link but you did the needful.
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Thanks will take a look
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i flew both Silkair & Singapore Airlines during my US trip couple of years back, and I found Silkair to be equally good in terms of service, schedule and food. The in flight entertainment has also a good range of movie collection. I found the staff to be extremly courteous as they warmly accepted my request to change from Asian to Indian cuisine that I had wrongly chosen during the online booking process. I dont think you should worry too much.
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Have been flying SilkAir between Hyd-Sin for some time now (as SIA doesnt fly to Hyd).
They are neither low cost like Airasia nor are they comparable full service (&cost) like Sing Air.
No complaints with the airline but no USP either (cost, service).
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I flew silk air last friday from Singapore to kochi. They allowed 22 kilos check in and a huge cabin baggae(which they took from me and added to check in during boarding) and a laptop bag.
The food was good and they kept playing pogo on overhead LCDs without any sound.
Overall the service was ok.
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I flew Silk Air enroute to Shanghai last month and agree with lonelyplanet that they are not low cost like Ryanair(UK) or Airasia.At the same time they are not like the other biggies like thai or their parent company, singapore airlines. They normally run short distance routes and serve 2nd grade destinations(compared to Shanghai,Mumbai and Singapore) like Hyderabad. They are like our domestic Jet airways. I don't know what aircraft they use to connect to Bangalore. But, they use A320's which are short haul aircraft and does not have a exclusive inflight entertainment that is the hallmark of Singapore Airlines/Emirates/Kingfisher...overall I would say they are OK...no complaints..
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