Flying Silk Airlines To Manila Review

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Hi team!

 

I meant to post this earlier but I got side tracked. Most of the time from Darwin I always catch the cheap JetStars flight from Darwin to Singapore, and then Singapore to Manila, and then Cebu Pathetic, I mean Cebu Pacific onto Cebu.

 

As the cheap fairs go, Jetstar are not too bad, as long as you get ticketed far out enough from your departure date.

 

Just by chance, on account of my usual departing date of Tuesday got changed by work, so I had to book with Silk Airlines instead to make my connecting flight. As a creature of habit, I was a bit wary, I don't like change...I must be getting old :)

 

Anyways...I thought I would try Silk. I can only speak from the 2 flights I had with them...Darwin to Singapore, and then Singapore to Manila.

 

Pilot....very switched on, great bedside manner with the passengers...always kept everyone updated even for the smallest of bumps during the flight.

 

Cabin Staff...very professional and attentive. First time I ever saw the flight attendants sit with the passengers on take off and landing. They were seated in any spare seats in emergency row.

 

Food...this was also very surprising...I fly a lot, and I can say that the in-flight food was the best I ever had.

 

All in alll....2 thumbs up from Medic Mike....very surprising service from what I always considered a budget airline. I would gladly fly them over some of the bigger carriers anyday :)

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Hi team!

 

I meant to post this earlier but I got side tracked. 

 

All in alll....2 (oops, sorry I meant 3) thumbs up from Medic Mike....  :)

Side tracked?  Come on Doc, you know you can reveal anything to me.  I'm your Bro......he, he.

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Excellent field report Doc.  Thank you!

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Hi team!

 

I meant to post this earlier but I got side tracked. Most of the time from Darwin I always catch the cheap JetStars flight from Darwin to Singapore, and then Singapore to Manila, and then Cebu Pathetic, I mean Cebu Pacific onto Cebu.

 

As the cheap fairs go, Jetstar are not too bad, as long as you get ticketed far out enough from your departure date.

 

Just by chance, on account of my usual departing date of Tuesday got changed by work, so I had to book with Silk Airlines instead to make my connecting flight. As a creature of habit, I was a bit wary, I don't like change...I must be getting old :)

 

Anyways...I thought I would try Silk. I can only speak from the 2 flights I had with them...Darwin to Singapore, and then Singapore to Manila.

 

Pilot....very switched on, great bedside manner with the passengers...always kept everyone updated even for the smallest of bumps during the flight.

 

Cabin Staff...very professional and attentive. First time I ever saw the flight attendants sit with the passengers on take off and landing. They were seated in any spare seats in emergency row.

 

Food...this was also very surprising...I fly a lot, and I can say that the in-flight food was the best I ever had.

 

All in alll....2 thumbs up from Medic Mike....very surprising service from what I always considered a budget airline. I would gladly fly them over some of the bigger carriers anyday :)

 

 

Thanks Mike,

Good info here, as when I eventually get to Phils, I will need to get back on Australian soil once every six months for medical stuff.

What was the cost like in relation to JetStar (bloody horrible I think) and Silk?  

What is the stopover time in Singapore?  Do you know how often they fly to Darwin on a weekly basis?

Very helpful, thanks mate.

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Hi team!

 

I meant to post this earlier but I got side tracked. Most of the time from Darwin I always catch the cheap JetStars flight from Darwin to Singapore, and then Singapore to Manila, and then Cebu Pathetic, I mean Cebu Pacific onto Cebu.

 

As the cheap fairs go, Jetstar are not too bad, as long as you get ticketed far out enough from your departure date.

 

Just by chance, on account of my usual departing date of Tuesday got changed by work, so I had to book with Silk Airlines instead to make my connecting flight. As a creature of habit, I was a bit wary, I don't like change...I must be getting old :)

 

Anyways...I thought I would try Silk. I can only speak from the 2 flights I had with them...Darwin to Singapore, and then Singapore to Manila.

 

Pilot....very switched on, great bedside manner with the passengers...always kept everyone updated even for the smallest of bumps during the flight.

 

Cabin Staff...very professional and attentive. First time I ever saw the flight attendants sit with the passengers on take off and landing. They were seated in any spare seats in emergency row.

 

Food...this was also very surprising...I fly a lot, and I can say that the in-flight food was the best I ever had.

 

All in alll....2 thumbs up from Medic Mike....very surprising service from what I always considered a budget airline. I would gladly fly them over some of the bigger carriers anyday :)

 

 

Thanks Mike,

Good info here, as when I eventually get to Phils, I will need to get back on Australian soil once every six months for medical stuff.

What was the cost like in relation to JetStar (bloody horrible I think) and Silk?  

What is the stopover time in Singapore?  Do you know how often they fly to Darwin on a weekly basis?

Very helpful, thanks mate.

 

I beleive both Jetstar and Silk currently fly 2 or 3 times out of Darwin. My stop overs in Singapore vary, from beleive it or not, sometimes 1 hour, to up to 8 hours. Most of the time I book through a website called "I want that flight"...when you get flights through them, often they will mismatch your airlines to get you the best price. Most of the time, I have paid between $650 and $750 AUD for round trip to Manila, and then just usually grab a 2000 peso flight with Cebu Pathetic...I mean Pacific :)

 

It is really funny, Darwin is much closer than other capital cities, but when I use to live in Perth, I would get Tiger Airline flights around $450 round trip to Manila all the time.

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I concur with the OP that Silk Air are a good carrier. When I travel here from uk I always use Singapore Air, direct from Heathrow to Singapore, then Silk into Davao. That flight into Davao then carries on to Cebu, have you looked into that flight from Singapore? Then you can miss out Manila and the added hassle of changing carriers to Cebu.

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Silk air is owned by Singapore airlines. When I travel it's by Singapore airlines to Singapore then its Silk to Cebu. Never had a problem except the one time my luggage never arrived with me. What a pain that was but it came by priority the next morning. Another guys luggage did not arrive either from the same flight. Not sure what happened to him.

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Why go via Manila? Plenty of flights direct to Cebu from Singapore: Cebu Pathetic Pacific, Tiger and for those money-no-object Silk to name but three. If you were flying on Singapore from Darwin they should have thrown in a Silk to Cebu for very little extra....

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Cebu pacific! more like ripoff I booked a flight with them last I could not book it without including the on flight meal.

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I have used Silk from Singapore to Cebu often.   Good airline to fly with. And good connections to Auckland with the parent company.

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If you were flying on Singapore from Darwin they should have thrown in a Silk to Cebu for very little extra....

 

Singapore airlines does not fly from there. You can book it through Singapore airlines but operated by Silk. 

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