Changi Recommends introduces Flight Watch

If you are paranoid about missing your flight or wanted to get the latest flight update at Changi Airport (and not willing to use your data to check the status online), Changi Recommends has something for you. Check out Flight Watch. It is a complimentary service that helps passengers to get the latest update on their flights via SMS.

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While many companies are implementing modern apps to help update their customers, Changi Recommends chooses SMS as a mean of communication for the fact that it need not use Internet to receive information. To use this Flight Watch service, you will need to go to  Changi Recommends website and key in your flight details and a phone number to receive push notifications via SMSes.

Other than timings, Flight Watch tells travellers which counters to check in at and the boarding gates for their flights when they depart. For arrivals to Singapore, this tracking feature even notifies them on the arrival gate and belt number to pick up their check-in luggage.Travellers are advised to check SMS alerts on their mobile phone for the updated flight information.

Here are some notifications that Flight Watch can push to passengers:

Flight Watch SMS Notifications

Departure SMS (For travellers departing from Changi Airport)  

  1. Thank you for using Flight Watch by Changi Recommends. Your flight (Flight no.) is scheduled to depart on <date> from Singapore Changi Airport at <time> to <Airport>. You will arrive in <Country> on <date> at (00:00) hrs in <terminal> as your final destination. You will be notified via SMS for flight updates.
  2. Your flight (Flight No.) is confirmed and scheduled to depart at Singapore Changi Airport, (Terminal No.) at (00:00) hrs. Please check in at (Row No.) and proceed to (Gate No.) 45mins before boarding time.
  3. Your (Flight No.) is departing from (Terminal No.) at (Gate No.)
  4. Your (Flight No.) is now ready for boarding at Terminal 3, (Gate No.)
  5. Your (Flight No.) at (Terminal No.), (Gate No.) is due for departure.
  6. The (Flight No.) has departed from Singapore Changi Airport, (Terminal No.)
  7. The (Flight No.) has arrived at (Airport), (Terminal No.)
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Arrival SMS (For travellers arriving to Changi Airport)  

  1. Thank you for using Flight Watch by Changi Recommends. Your flight (flight no.) is scheduled to depart on <date> from <Airport> at <time> to Singapore Changi Airport. You will arrive in Singapore Changi Airport on <date> at (00:00) hrs in <terminal> as your final destination. You will be notified via SMS for flight updates.
  2. Your (Flight No.) is confirmed and scheduled to arrive at Singapore Changi Airport, (Terminal No.) at (00:00) hrs.
  3. Your (Flight No.) has arrived at Singapore Changi Airport, (Terminal No.) Please proceed to (Baggage Belt No.) for baggage collection.

Flight Delay SMS

The flight (Flight No.) has been rescheduled from (00:00) hrs to (00:00) hrs. Please arrive at boarding gate 45mins before departure.

Cancellation SMS

The flight (Flight No.) is cancelled. For other flight information, please contact your designated airline staff.

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In my opinion, I think it might be a good idea to reduce the data usage. However, if you are an overseas traveler to Changi Airport, it might incur overseas SMS charges which is high. Of course, there is still the reliable iChangi app that you can use. Let me know you thoughts on this service.

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