Scoot economy class seats

Scooting to Seoul

By Jeremy, November 24, 2014

I used to fly AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul but recently, AirAsia has been quite expensive (perhaps due to its rising popularity), so I tried Scoot instead.

If you live in Singapore like me, Scoot is pretty decent but it stops over in Taipei, which can be a total pain if you’re not familiar with the process.

When you get off the plane, there will be two signs: one for transfers and one for arrivals. The transfer sign will direct you to walk instead of taking the travellator. But just ignore the signs and get on the travellator anyway. The distance is really far and both signs lead to the same place.

At the end of the travellator, there will be a queue to pick up a number tag for transfers. If you got off the plane early, the queue will be short, so grab your tag first. If the queue is long, don’t worry and don’t bother queuing, because everyone needs to get back on the same plane anyway. Instead, there is an adjacent lounge where you can relax, use the toilet, cook your cup noodles (if you were smart enough to bring some) and even take a quick shower if you’re so inclined.

The posh transit lounge at Taipei Taoyuan airport

Anyway, eating cup noodles in the lounge is much more comfortable than on the plane, not to mention cheaper, so I highly recommend it. Boiling water is available outside the toilet.

Boiling water outside the toilet at the posh transit lounge at Taipei Taoyuan airport

The best cup noodles ever at the posh transit lounge at Taipei Taoyuan airport

After that, you will need to clear security again. After security, you will go up the stairs and find yourself LOST.

This is because there are ABSOLUTELY NO DIRECTIONS GIVEN.

But don’t get stressed. All you need to do is find your way back to the same plane that you got off. So just remember which direction you came from and head back there. And if you see any other lost passengers (you will!) give them a tip.

The transfer takes about one hour, so again, don’t need to rush, make it a pleasant journey =).

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