Courtesy of Scoot Airlines, we tested whether its Sydney-Athens services were age-friendly and offered a viable gateway to Europe.
Scoot opened its doors and allowed us to frankly and objectively experience the service – and report our findings.
The results in details are here but, in short, we found that it was a particularly cost-effective and time-effective way of getting from Australia to the capitals of Europe.
Like all flights from Australia, it is a long way but the well priced ScootBiz premium service is so comfortable that the airline really comes into its own for all ages – at a cost comparable to the gruelling Economy experiences of some other long-haul carriers.
There was one key aspect that we didn’t report on at the time.
The 787 Boeing Dreamliner aircraft are also said to prevent the dry-throat and jet lag that usually accompany such a long flight. We waited a see how we pulled up after the flight before we commented on our experience.
Well… we found that, amazingly, the Scoot Dreamliner ‘s additional humidity certainly prevented flight dry-throat.
And, frankly, we were nowhere near as jet lagged as usual after returning from Europe.
For a few days, we still woke up in the middle of the night and felt like sleeping in the morning.
But we didn’t experience that woozy ‘drunken’ feeling, or the slight ache in the pit of the stomach.
We’re unsure whether the Scoot Dreamliner’s continual lighting system was the reason ……. but there was a definite difference which we really appreciated.
Our Age-friendliness rating
10/10: From our experience, the anti jet-lag aspect of Scoot’s Dreamliner services is probably effective for all ages. The Dreamliner is a modern marvel and has taken flying ahead in leaps and bounds.