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by infinit
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO announced WAW-SIN
Replies: 32
Views: 6221

Re: LO announced WAW-SIN

Fantastic! SIN is very well-served to Western Europe but hardly has any flights to Central and Eastern Europe

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by infinit
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 14053

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

SIN-KUL has about 30 daily flights. As someone based in SIN, SIN-KUL is just that for me- too long by car, no high speed train, and too short for air travel. The actual flight time's 30 minutes but you'd spend 2 hours getting to SIN and checking in, and when you land in KUL it's another hour to the...

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by infinit
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 9677

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

I don't understand all the hate. SQ has always offered fantastic products across all their cabin classes so I wouldn't be too quick to be critical about the new products without seeing them in person. This is the first major airline to go 1-2-1 in Business, and they stuck to 9-abreast on the 777s wh...

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by infinit
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines and Silkair Merge Finance Ops
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Singapore Airlines and Silkair Merge Finance Ops

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/sia-and-silkair-merge-finance-operations-amid-challenges - "This will likely pave the way for further consolidation of more of both carriers' functions, say analysts, amid industry rumours that a full merger between the two may even be on the cards ...

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by infinit
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What coffee is your airline serving?
Replies: 25
Views: 2807

Re: What coffee is your airline serving?

Singapore Airlines: Illy
I like them all except the Ethiopian blend.. Too acidic for my liking

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by infinit
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ New Safety Video
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: SQ New Safety Video

Finally a nice creative video from SQ!
I'm glad they managed to keep it classy.. and not make it a comedy like a lot of other airlines these days.

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by infinit
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to axe Darwin, more routes to be culled
Replies: 34
Views: 6266

Re: Malaysia Airlines to axe Darwin, more routes to be culled

Well at least Silkair flies to Darwin so they still have a gateway to Southeast Asia. I bet MI would be pleased MH is pulling out.

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by infinit
Thu May 18, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?
Replies: 64
Views: 11055

Re: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?

any unpainted American Airlines plane in the new livery would be the winner..early 70's.... No, the former AA scheme was introduced in 1968, the design dating from 1967. http://www.askthepilot.com/american-airlines-new-livery/ So does AA take the win with a late 60's introduction with the livery st...

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by infinit
Tue May 16, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?
Replies: 64
Views: 11055

Re: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?

Singapore Airlines probably takes the cake since they have been using it since the split from Malaysia-Singapore Airlines in 1972 with just some minor tweaks.

On that point though, this might just be me but I actually like the "yellow" better than the updated "gold".

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by infinit
Fri May 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 82
Views: 22705

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

Keep in mind that this isn't an official announcement..

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by infinit
Fri May 12, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL introduces a newly painted “JAL Doraemon JET” on select China routes
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: JAL introduces a newly painted “JAL Doraemon JET” on select China routes

Why Doraemon though?

I vote for a JAL Sailor Moon - Dragon Ball livery :p

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by infinit
Thu May 04, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines launches flights powered by sustainable bio-fuels
Replies: 13
Views: 2309

Singapore Airlines launches flights powered by sustainable bio-fuels

As reported by Channel NewsAsia: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-airlines-launches-biofuel-powered-flights-8813364 Some highlights: - On Monday, Singapore Airlines' flight SQ31 (SIN-SFO) on an A350-900 was reportedly its first commercial flight powered in part by bio-fuels - ...

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by infinit
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title
Replies: 48
Views: 3744

Re: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title

Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines is an anomaly since Singapore is a city-state. Singapore, the city usually refers to the main island. It could be argued that that airline's name is in reference to the state, not the city, since it is the successor of Malaysia-Singapore Airlines, which was the...

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by infinit
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Southeast Asia - USA Market
Replies: 35
Views: 4553

Re: The Southeast Asia - USA Market

After that I think VN's SGN-LAX (third on the largest market list) is wanted by many and despite the low yields and very long flight, I think they have a shot at making it profitable with the 789, or A359 which seems to be the latest suggestion I just did a search for SGN-LAX on Singapore Airline's...

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by infinit
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa In Southeast Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 3484

Re: Lufthansa In Southeast Asia

My view is already answered by a number of the above posts- that most other Southeast Asian destinations are low-yielding and so Lufthansa would rather cede it Singapore Airlines/SilkAir and Thai Airways/Thai Smile to handle. Jakarta is the next largest market in Southeast Asia and as a poster above...

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by infinit
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LGW-SIN
Replies: 39
Views: 7853

Re: Norwegian with LGW-SIN

This seems quite left field, but if it works it works. Don't think that Singapore Airlines will be that worried though, different market entirely. No, but Scoot will be worried. This is serious competition for their Singapore-Athens flight. I know, Athens is at the other side of Europe but with all...

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by infinit
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 10191

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

This will never happen. The US, the world's largest aviation market at present, is not going to allow foreign airlines to have a slice of the pie. On another note, neither would China which is a very large market as well. If they actually did in some alternate reality, I'd love to fly Singapore Airl...

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by infinit
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services
Replies: 55
Views: 7515

Re: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services

As many have mentioned here, most people aren't willing to pay for good service. But there are some who would. That's where you have the likes of Singapore Airlines which is still a major "hub" airline by any yardstick, carrying 6th freedom traffic through Changi. They cater to the upper e...

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by infinit
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SQ J and AA Y: Singapore - Dallas
Replies: 7
Views: 5676

Re: SQ J and AA Y: Singapore - Dallas

Great trip report, really in depth. I hope to fly SQ's business class one day. Thanks for writing! Thanks for reading! Nice read and pictures, thanks for sharing with us. I thought it was interesting you could book J travel long haul but had to fly economy on US domestic. My company's travel policy...

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by infinit
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SQ J and AA Y: Singapore - Dallas
Replies: 7
Views: 5676

Re: SQ J and AA Y: Singapore - Dallas

AA made a policy decision to ONLY interline bags on its OneWorld partners as AA gets some of the revenue when booked this way and prefers you to fly AA TPAC. DFW is now a big East Asia hub for AA as AA now flies directly to NRT, ICN, PEK, PVG and HKG directly. AA flies the worlds 12th longest non-s...

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by infinit
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SQ J and AA Y: Singapore - Dallas
Replies: 7
Views: 5676

Re: SQ J and AA Y: Singapore - Dallas

debonair wrote:
My return flight was on a 737


Looks more like an Airbus A321 to me... :scratchchin:


I just looked it up. You're right.
Sorry for the confusion. It was indeed a 321 and not a 737.

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by infinit
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SQ J and AA Y: Singapore - Dallas
Replies: 7
Views: 5676

SQ J and AA Y: Singapore - Dallas

With only a weeks' notice, I found out I had to make a work trip to my company's North American HQ just off Dallas, Texas. Itinerary Planning The first itinerary that came to mind was SQ's non-stop to SFO and then on to a Virgin America or United flight to DFW but the former was full in Business Cla...

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by infinit
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indonesia refuses to approve SQ and LH JV, protecting Garuda
Replies: 5
Views: 2427

Re: Indonesia refuses to approve SQ and LH JV, protecting Garuda

I completely agree with your first point. Why should Indonesian authorities allow such a 5th freedom flight? As a Spanish, this would be similar to a situation where for example EK requested to fly MAD-EZE, a very profitable route for IB. Of course it'd be denied. Your analogy isn't quite right. In...

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by infinit
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indonesia refuses to approve SQ and LH JV, protecting Garuda
Replies: 5
Views: 2427

Re: Indonesia refuses to approve SQ and LH JV, protecting Garuda

Indonesia as always levied protectionist measures against Singapore Airlines. After SQ became quite the powerhouse in the 80s, Indonesia limited the number of seats they could offer to Jakarta. I can see why the Indonesian government would do that though. Singapore is geographically smack in the mid...

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by infinit
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam
Replies: 59
Views: 13587

Re: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam

Makes sense. 5th freedom flights are reportedly not very profitable and on a short haul route like that with LCC competition, I cant imagine that flight is remotely profitable. UA already has the most number of Asia Pacific flights among the US3. Beyond their current flights they could just use code...

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by infinit
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws
Replies: 66
Views: 12028

Re: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws

Looks like Singapore Airlines is one of the few left that have committed to remaining 9-abreast in Economy.

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by infinit
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most successful airlines of all time?
Replies: 10
Views: 927

Re: Most successful airlines of all time?

Singapore Airlines

- Revolutionised the "hub" model in the 70s before the Middle Eastern airlines even existed
- Never had a loss-making year, not even one
- Still profitable despite being battered by ME3, LCCs and the relative geographical weakness of its hub

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by infinit
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4704

Re: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017

I usually regard best of rankings in the airline industry as shams but I will vouch for Singapore's Changi Airport.. Lots of airports are highly effecient but Changi goes above and beyond with its endless indoor gardens and leisure amenities, most of which are free. They do a damn good job at making...

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by infinit
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-SIN on UA/SQ
Replies: 17
Views: 4145

Re: SFO-SIN on UA/SQ

Every now and then someone starts a thread on how it is actually possible that this route exists but it does. Some people on this forum just don't get that most people don't look at the map when booking flights and the FACT that Singapore Airlines became as big as it is by connecting people between ...

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by infinit
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?
Replies: 56
Views: 6010

Re: Will UA fly to CGK/KUL?

It's a remarkably mature society - the worlds largest Muslim population has a Christian Mayor of Jakarta for example. I dare say one of the biggest reasons why UA will struggle if it lies to KUL or CGK is none other than SQ. Unless UA is capable of demonstrating their superiority over SQ in every d...

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by infinit
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines: yields to drop in H2 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2119

Re: Malaysia Airlines: yields to drop in H2 2017

Ahh, what does it matter, their owners literally can print money (as can the owners of EK/EY/QR, etc). I hope that was a joke... I think that's a little unfair- MH is definitely trying very hard to get back in the game but they definitely have a big safety net. Even before their two big disasters, ...

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by infinit
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines: yields to drop in H2 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2119

Re: Malaysia Airlines: yields to drop in H2 2017

I am not surprised. They are now a regional airline except for one route to London.
They dont have the network advantage of QF or SQ.

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by infinit
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA admits taking extra passengers in aisle
Replies: 44
Views: 14394

Re: PIA admits taking extra passengers in aisle

PIA staff issued additional handwritten boarding passes. Pakistan International Airlines is investigating how seven extra passengers were allowed stand in the aisles on a flight to Saudi Arabia, a spokesman told the BBC. The passengers were boarded on the 20 January flight to Medina despite every s...

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by infinit
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Powerful v. most Valuable Airline Brands
Replies: 12
Views: 3150

Re: Most Powerful v. most Valuable Airline Brands

Hainan makes the Most Valuable list but not Singapore Airlines?!

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by infinit
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines B777-200 First Class Jakarta-CGK to Singapore-SIN (SQ 953)
Replies: 7
Views: 7097

Re: Singapore Airlines B777-200 First Class Jakarta-CGK to Singapore-SIN (SQ 953)

Wow! This takes me back. Was this trip some years ago? To my knowledge this old First Class is no longer featured on any of SQ's planes. I'm always impressed reading trip reports on SQ First Class flights to Jakarta... Despite being a 90 minute flight, they manage to do a 3-course plated meal servi...

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by infinit
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SIA orders 39 Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 241
Views: 50463

Re: SIA signs LOI for 39 Boeing Aircraft

How is it that a country of 5.6 million people can drive usage for that many planes/seats? It's amazing, this is not a connecting hub like DXB. You're joking aren't you? Way before Emirates existed, Singapore Airlines led the connecting-hub model on a massive scale and that was what made SQ so famo...

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by infinit
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 21806

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

conflats wrote:
Why would EK not just give Boeing a call when they were in Seattle? Seems fishy this story


My sentiments exact.

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by infinit
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4141

Re: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017

Amazing to me how they always manage to top themselves. Can't wait till the reveal. Same sentiments that they have a reputation of coming up with better products and while lots of airlines massive devalued their frequent flier programmes, Krisflyer got off easy.. The main downside in the revamp is ...

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by infinit
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines B777-200 First Class Jakarta-CGK to Singapore-SIN (SQ 953)
Replies: 7
Views: 7097

Re: Singapore Airlines B777-200 First Class Jakarta-CGK to Singapore-SIN (SQ 953)

Wow! This takes me back. Was this trip some years ago? To my knowledge this old First Class is no longer featured on any of SQ's planes. I'm always impressed reading trip reports on SQ First Class flights to Jakarta... Despite being a 90 minute flight, they manage to do a 3-course plated meal service!

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by infinit
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Overrated Airlines
Replies: 68
Views: 4965

Re: Most Overrated Airlines

Emirates. I see how their business model works. Geographical advantages aside, they offer good on-board F&B options and IFE. That serves the needs of most passengers but beyond that nothing is top-notch about the airline. The service is terribly inconsistent especially when compared to SQ which ...

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by infinit
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Mass Layoffs
Replies: 84
Views: 27651

Re: Emirates Mass Layoffs

They wouldn't bat an eyelid if they want to layoff 10,000 people.. There virtually are no human rights for the millions of foreign labour in the UAE.

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by infinit
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay and Star Alliance
Replies: 8
Views: 3108

Re: Cathay and Star Alliance

Having said all of that, I think the trend is such that alliances will be meaningless within five years, with JVs and equity stakes replacing their existing utility. I wrote this in a similar thread: worthless for whom? I take your point that they are perhaps less of a revenue driver for airlines t...

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by infinit
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Green" airports
Replies: 26
Views: 2450

Re: "Green" airports

Some airports are moving fast in becoming 'Green'. The American Association of Airport Executives has had an active 'Green' program for years: https://aaae.org/AAAE/AAAEMemberResponsive/Events/2016/10/161001/CCO_Master.aspx In November 2016 the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) won the coveted G...

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by infinit
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ plans to retain SIN-FRA-JFK after resuming SIN-JFK/EWR
Replies: 48
Views: 8905

Re: SQ plans to retain SIN-FRA-JFK after resuming SIN-JFK/EWR

This news does not surprise me. There are a number of factors here. - Like you pointed out, they cater to different segments for those coming from New York. The non-stop will be expensive but command a premium (most likely in a J and PY only config) whereas the one-stop will allow SQ to capture the ...

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by infinit
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Rumour: CX to transfer multiple routes to KA, slash jobs
Replies: 28
Views: 7622

Re: Market Rumour: CX to transfer multiple routes to KA, slash jobs

winginit wrote:
[quote="xiaotung] ... it's only a matter of time before CX finds that Star Alliance is a better option when compared to oneworld ... [/quote][/quote]


SQ and CX in the same alliance? Won't happen even if hell freezes over.

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by infinit
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Rumour: CX to transfer multiple routes to KA, slash jobs
Replies: 28
Views: 7622

Re: Market Rumour: CX to transfer multiple routes to KA, slash jobs

And just a few years back CX was scoffing at SQ being hit by LCC competition and the ME3 suggesting that CX was in a different world with the rapidly-growing Chinese market at their bay. Now CX is seeing its growth stifled by carriers from the PRC mainland improving their soft and hard products and ...

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by infinit
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why would there be short-haul red-eye flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 1372

Why would there be short-haul red-eye flights?

So I was looking for flights to Colombo from my native Singapore. Being the Star Alliance loyalist I am- well it's really just to maximise my returns from using only one frequent flier programme, I looked up Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways, the seemingly only viable options to the sub-continent ...

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by infinit
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines Business Class A350 to Düsseldorf
Replies: 3
Views: 4210

Re: Singapore Airlines Business Class A350 to Düsseldorf

that's a lovely report. thanks for sharing. I look forward to trying SQ's current long haul J product you had in your flight though I absolutely love the previous generation one which I think is still on about half of their long haul fleet. Even though most people find SQ's homebase SilverKris loung...

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by infinit
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4141

Re: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017

TurnerJet wrote:
I think that I heard that SQ will retired their first A380 after end of 10 year lease. So the first A380 aircraft that will retire is?


That should be the first commercial A380, 9V-SKA.

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by infinit
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4141

Re: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017

I imagined they would retrofit the older 350s unless the older ones are due to decommissioned to be replaced by new ones that soon. Especially if the new Suites is going to be a single-aisle product. Showers on a plane are a silly marketing gimmick. First Class passengers on the likes of SQ or EK ha...

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