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by infinit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 34
Views: 5906

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Beautiful. Qantas does amazing special liveries inspired by their native aboriginal art.. In contrast to airlines with generic soulless schemes *cough* lufthansa...

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Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 27
Views: 3785

Re: Is the route map dead?

Bit of a rant... Like many of you I love looking at route maps. Mainly just for kicks but also so that I can see clearly where an airline flies non-stop. You used to be able to get a clear route map on almost any airline's website. The really good ones allowed you to mouse-over a city and easily se...

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Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193685

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Imagine if Singapore cropped the Crane? That would be a mistake of epic proportion. Yet, while totally 70’s in its design- the Crain is just as contemporary as it needs to be because it stands for so much more. I agree with your point fully but just pointing out that Singapore Airline's logo is mor...

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Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed, first routes SIN-BKK, KUL and KIX
Replies: 12
Views: 4284

Re: Singapore Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed, first route SIN-KIX

Singapore Airlines has finally revealed the configuration of it’s 787-10 fleet with the first one due for delivery next month. They will be configured as a 2 class aircraft with 36 business class seats in a 1-2-1 layout sling with 301 economy seats. The first route will be to KIX with the second po...

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Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting lounges of airlines that you have never flown with
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Visiting lounges of airlines that you have never flown with

When I'm in Bangkok I use Oman Air's lounge with my Priority Pass even though I'm usually flying Singapore Airlines or Thai back to SIN. Strangely enough, Oman Air's lounge has an impressive collection of booze... I use ANA's lounge in HND even though I have never known ANA and am usually flying Sin...

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by infinit
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193685

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Wow.. whats happening to legacy airline paint schemes lately. First Air Canada, Cathay Pacific and now Luthansa all look either very cheap or totally off the mark. Thank god Singapore Airlines stays true to their heritage and past.... My sentiments exact.. LH's new livery to me represents what I se...

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by infinit
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Seoul Searching on the LCC and Premium A330 Flatbeds (FD, XJ and SQ JCL)
Replies: 6
Views: 4491

Re: Seoul Searching on the LCC and Premium A330 Flatbeds (FD, XJ and SQ JCL)

Thanks for the report so far. AirAsia's premium product looks great actually! Especially the food which Scoot in comparison is terrible at. Changi T4 looks good too and I look forward to checking it out sometime later this year. A bit odd though that the SQ female crew kebayas are in the "Peran...

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by infinit
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to fly from Germany to Australia (SYD)
Replies: 20
Views: 1473

Re: How to fly from Germany to Australia (SYD)

Finally I've booked the flight. Thanks for your many good suggestions. I've booked Singapore Airlines in J. First leg SQ 337 DUS - SIN on an A359. 14 hours stopover at SIN for a short sightseeing tour (my wife didn't want a longer stop over) and then SQ 221 SIN - SYD on an A380. Return the same way...

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by infinit
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Singapore Airlines logo tweak question
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Singapore Airlines logo tweak question

vhqpa wrote:
I can't tell 100% but it appears the keris/bird was slightly shrunk to be better proportioned with the yellow line down the trailing edge.


That's what my friend thought. I can't quite see it though and there doesn't appear to be any announcement SQ made on the tweak.

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by infinit
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery
Replies: 99
Views: 6688

Re: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery

SQ's livery hasn't had a major change since they were first founded. If any livery needs an update, it's sure as hell should be them! SQ- Yes- I agree. They need to freshen it up. I disagree with others with regards to SQ's livery. Over the years, it's been changed a little here and a little there ...

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by infinit
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of ex-SQ A380 9V-SKA?
Replies: 12
Views: 2957

Re: Status of ex-SQ A380 9V-SKA?

Considering it was the first super jumbo in commercial service, it should be made into the likes of a restaurant or hotel :P

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by infinit
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines re-routes Canberra and Wellington flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

Singapore Airlines re-routes Canberra and Wellington flight

Source: https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airlines-brings-first-class-to-canberra-on-daily-flights Key Details: -Singapore Airlines currently flies Singapore > Canberra > Wellington > Singapore -Interestingly this SQ flight is the only direct flight between the capitals of Australia and New Zealand...

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by infinit
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tourism to U.S. declines
Replies: 42
Views: 1694

Re: Tourism to U.S. declines

I would be surprised if tourism to the US did NOT decline. Their President is blatantly and explicitly racist to say the least. My circle of friends is made up largely of average middle-income Singaporeans who take an average of about 3 holidays a year, 2 short-haul weekend-type holidays, and 1 long...

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by infinit
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Singapore Airlines logo tweak question
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Singapore Airlines logo tweak question

Of course its clear that the Singapore Airlines livery had been tweaked in the early 90s with the yellow changed to gold, and the font of the text... but was the logo on the tail i.e. the keris-inspired bird, modified in any way beyond colour? A friend of mine claims that the logo had been tweaked a...

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by infinit
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193685

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I love LH's livery! It's so classy and versatile. I hope they retain some of its heritage. While folks are talking about other airlines colour changes I'll throw in another ,how about Singapore Airlines (SQ). I know this is off thread therefore I offer my apologies before I get castigated. Cheers,32...

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by infinit
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot to start Singapore-Berlin
Replies: 43
Views: 12818

Re: Scoot to start Singapore-Berlin

The Singapore numbers are more skewed towards the business traveler while the Australian numbers are skewed towards the leisure traveler. In addition, Singaporeans are much more low key and blend in with the thousands of Chinese visitors while Australians stick out like a sore thumb everywhere they...

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by infinit
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10768

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

I think the question can apply to any airline with a First Class cabin. Not just AA. Even Singapore Airlines which is renowned for its industry-leading First Class has reduced it on their 77Ws to 4 seats.. a single row, and on their 380s from 12 to 6 seats. The rest of their fleet wont feature First...

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by infinit
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y
Replies: 42
Views: 2154

Re: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y

SQ has a wide range of booze, whisky, wine, beer and cocktails even.. And pretty generous with regular drink rounds..

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by infinit
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SQ31 SFO-SIN Inquiry
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: SQ31 SFO-SIN Inquiry

I have not taken this flight but I fly SQ a lot.
Ah the elusive SQ upgrade. Some say it's a legend or a myth of sorts..
You're more likely to win the lottery :p

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by infinit
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO announced WAW-SIN
Replies: 32
Views: 6537

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: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 173
Views: 19524

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: 65
Views: 11729

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: 277

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: 4611

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: 2495

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: 6388

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: 11233

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: 11233

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: 23276

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: 1589

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: 2340

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: 3854

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: 4591

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: 3522

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: 7983

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: 10538

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: 7659

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: 5766

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: 5766

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: 5766

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: 5766

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: 2483

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: 2483

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: 13728

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: 12294

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: 1000

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: 4812

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: 4260

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: 6093

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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