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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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".
Why Doraemon though?
I vote for a JAL Sailor Moon - Dragon Ball livery :p
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 - ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
- 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
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
conflats wrote:Why would EK not just give Boeing a call when they were in Seattle? Seems fishy this story
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 ...Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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]
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
Wow.. the menu and presentation looks nothing short of stellar.
But of course, it is Singapore Airlines.
Thanks for sharing.. lovely pictures.
On the point of Japan "having a highly developed culture that is largely unrelated to the rest of the world", that IS Japan. As advance as it is and despite being at the heart of many industries, Japan is still a very peculiar place that does things very differently from other developed co...Jump to post
Makes sense. Beyond serving HND for Tokyo, if their passengers really wanted to fly to NRT, they could depend on codeshares with TG or SQ.Jump to post