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Tiger Airways - Airline Review

Tiger Airways at a Glance

Type: Low Cost
Web Site:
Base Hub: Singapore
Free Baggage: 0

Singapore-based Tiger is, in effect, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines, with an investment from Ryan Air as well. They fly to many of Southeast Asia's major tourist destinations from their base in Singapore, and also service much of Australia from bases in Melbourne and Adelaide. Tiger's fleet consists entirely of Airbus A320 aircraft. While obviously not new, they appear to be well maintained.

Like most low cost carriers these days, Tiger charges for everything, including the 'convenience' of booking on-line. You can carry on a small bag for free (and they do check what you plan to carry on). You can book checked baggage when you reserve your seat, for anything from 15 to 30 kilograms. If you don't book your baggage in advance, you'll pay double the amount you would have paid when you get the airport.

Seating is another thing you'll pay extra for on Tiger. The front three rows as well as the exit rows will cost you extra. Seats are comfortable enough for a two hour flight, but really tall people will probably feel cramped.

On board, non-alcoholic drinks cost S$3.50 (2.88 USD) - and the size of the bottled water is extremely small, a cup of noodles will set you back S$5 (4.11 USD) and a sandwich will run from S$6 to 8 (4.93 USD to 6.58 USD).

Tip: Tiger seems to be particularly stringint about checking your boarding pass when you get on the plane. Be sure to keep yours handy to keep things moving.


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