✅ Trip Verified
| Disappointing and very expensive flight with Batik this time. Not sure what is happening on the Perth to Bali route, but extra competition has recently come in with CitiLink starting the route with Airbus A320. Very surprised when my flight cost me close to $600AU for this time of year. Flight from Perth to Bali was fine, usual standard of service that I'm generally quite happy with. Return flight however was total opposite. People were very late, people were juggled about in their seats. Basically crew were triple checking everything. As an ex pilot, I think that something was amiss with the weight and balance of the aircraft on that flight. Flight took off over 30 minutes late, lots of ground staff checking things. Strangest thing, a fairly healthy and young man was moved out of the exit row, because he was having some pain with a tattoo that had been recently done. Cabin crew moved a young woman into that seat, who quite honestly, would never have been able to remove that window if an emergency had occurred. Same on the other side, the men took zero notice of the briefing, but still the cabin crew just let it happen. Lastly, just a bit of a heads up for travellers, take into consideration what you expect to take as carry on. I'm all for the airlines charging a lot extra for this service. People take it too far. On my flight I'm surprised the overhead above me did not drop open. Have some consideration people! As for Batik cabin crew, you need to be more conscientious about how you move your passengers around.