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by infinit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?
Replies: 15
Views: 3835

Re: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?

That sounds horrible. I'm shocked..
Any response from SQ yet?

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Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6635

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Trump did the right thing and so did Boeing. Maybe Iran Air should take the issues up with their radical islamic government. If they didn't behave the way they do these things wouldn't happen to them. Saudi Arabia ok, Iran bad :roll: This will make Iran moving into more radicalism. The only solutio...

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Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12644

SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/sia-to-offer-non-stop-flights-to-la-soon-looking-for-other-us-cities-to-fly-non Facts based on the Straits Times article: - LAX will be SQ's 2nd US non-stop destination with the 350 ULR variant - It is unclear if their 1-stop options via Tokyo an Seou...

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by infinit
Thu May 31, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22135

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

How far is this a350 better than the previous a340-500 economically Hello, A brief summary of the fuel consumption of airliners reported at http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1355819 states the following: Airbus 340-500: 8300kg/h Airbus 350-900: 5800kg/h Please note that the 350 figure ...

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by infinit
Thu May 31, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 23268

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

By your logic, the UK should tear down the Big Ben because it screams '1800s'. There is such a thing as heritage and I dare say the Singapore Airlines livery embodies the heritage of the Malayan region (Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and and some parts of Indonesia) with its iconic blue-yellow and the...

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by infinit
Wed May 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22135

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

The draw to EWR could be UA's massive hub and *A FF base. UA and Singapore never seemed too keen on collaborating. I flew the non-stops to EWR/LAX several times back then, almost always with a connection, and I often ended up on another carrier for the domestic leg, even when UA was a viable option...

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by infinit
Sat May 26, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 23268

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

I think it's timeless. Not dated. It screams 1980s and sticks out like a sore thumb now. Agreed. It so old hat now. :checkmark: The Singapore livery is both timeless and iconic- it holds the same branding value like the logos of Louis Vuitton and Chanel. It's a warmed over rehash of what was an ele...

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by infinit
Fri May 18, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 23268

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

I knew it was a matter of time. Travellers want seemless connections. MI already codeshared with SQ on all its routes from 2015- and yes, it took SQ that long to realise the value of leveraging on its MI network. However despite SQ's extensive efforts to prop up the SilkAir brand as a full-service r...

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LAXintl wrote:
Silk Air to be rebranded as Singapore Airlines and take over more regional ops.

https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/m ... 718-180518


This is big.. deserves its own thread!

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by infinit
Tue May 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments
Replies: 28
Views: 2614

Re: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments

Looks amazing with a lot of potential! Can't wait to visit Iran.. I'll be landing in IKIA in 2 weeks :)

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by infinit
Tue May 08, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Insider: How major airlines refer to Taiwan
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

Business Insider: How major airlines refer to Taiwan

"China wants to dictate how foreign airlines refer to Taiwan and the US is having none of it — this is how every major airline is responding" https://www.businessinsider.sg/what-do-airlines-call-taiwan-china-2018-5/?r=US&IR=T Business Insider reported that on April 25, authorities from...

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by infinit
Mon May 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 40
Views: 6494

Re: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?

Simple answer: branding. There could be many other reasons as well but as a Public Relations and Marketing executive, I'd focus on the branding aspect. Airlines brand themselves on various things. For Southwest for example, the value of their brand is based on offering efficient and economical fligh...

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by infinit
Fri May 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore named busiest int'l route
Replies: 9
Views: 1868

Re: BBC: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore named busiest int'l route

RE the Singapore - Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail Project Since I was a child growing up in Singapore, there was talk about it. But the deadline keeps getting pushed back. It was supposed to be operational by 2020 sometime back.. I've lost all hope in it :( Both governments seem to be really slow in m...

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by infinit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14238

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

I have friends who are SQ flight attendants. They tell me that they are required to clean the lavatories every 30 minutes or so on all flights.

I have seen the crew walking in with cleaning equipment on my flights with them.

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by infinit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 28
Views: 8872

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

You could say the same about public toilets. #closethedoor Except the issue is a fundamental design flaw in the cabin. The only set up that allows for meal service is to sit in the chair facing out towards the opposite suite and the door to remain open as otherwise the crew can’t serve you. You the...

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by infinit
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 28
Views: 8872

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

Note to myself: never book first class on SIA... I detect a whaff of satire in this post post. In any case, Singapore Airlines has always always invested a lot in the products and updated their products regularly. Case in point, their long-haul Business Class circa 2007. It was the first to go 1-2-...

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by infinit
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [With photos] New Business Class in Singapore Airlines' first ever Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 10
Views: 11741

Re: [With photos] New Business Class in Singapore Airlines' first ever Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

I was keeping a lookout for a Trip Report of SQ's new short-haul Business Class :)
Thanks a lot for sharing.
I can't wait to try this when I fly to Bangkok for work.
From the pictures, I imagine this seat could be comfortable even on an ultra long-haul!

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by infinit
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM
Replies: 23
Views: 5163

Re: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM

The CEO did mention that it might not necessarily be for the mainline carrier itself; "We will continue to look at it and explore if it will fit into our plan. It would be not necessarily for Singapore Airlines, but for the group," Goh Choon Phong has said. And seeing as how airlines have...

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by infinit
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LH: Special A380 VIP Flight in First Class
Replies: 8
Views: 10108

Re: LH: Special A380 VIP Flight in First Class

Love the Bavarian outfits and the traditional Brotzeit lunch box in that checkered wrapping!
It's nice when airlines make the effort to showcase their traditional cultures, give the whole experience more character.
Thanks for sharing.

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by infinit
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ announces new FCL and JCL products for 777-9
Replies: 10
Views: 2318

Re: SQ announces new FCL and JCL products for 777-9

In terms of the previous generation of products, I could not understand why SQ didn't put their 2008 Suites of the 380 onto the 77W considering the popularity of the Suites. They could have just made it slightly narrower to suit the dimensions of the latter. The 77W First Class felt like a big step ...

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by infinit
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin photos from SQ 787-10
Replies: 13
Views: 3926

Re: Cabin photos from SQ 787-10

Yes, the cabin looks nice, but I shall be honest and say that I'd like to see some more colour from SQ...that blue/grey combination, while very soothing and simple, is a bit on the drab side...I would have liked a richer colour combination, like rust/gold/blue..a tad more adventurous and less remin...

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by infinit
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22170

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Finally! The first pictures of SQ's 787-10 Business Class are out: https://www.ausbt.com.au/review-singapore-airlines-boeing-787-10-regional-business-class As always with SQ, the colours are warm brown tones and it conveys a sense of understated luxury. Definitely an improvement over the current 2-2...

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by infinit
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 18054

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

I’ve read for years about the tense relationship SQ has with UA, but if flying to EWR for pax to connect onwards on United, it would help fill SQ’s airplane- so could the poor relationship actually get in the way of selling tickets and making money? I thought the UA/SQ feud was debunked. Thought it...

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by infinit
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22170

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Stunning! Can’t wait to see more 787-10 in the skies!! SQ certainly have a varied fleet! They do turn them over fast! Next up for retirement should be 5 non-ER B773, 2 Oh god yes... I fly SIN-BKK regularly and more often than not I get one of those old 773. While it doesn't bother me that much sinc...

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by infinit
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22170

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

RE the 3-3-3 Economy config, keep in mind that SQ will be using this aircraft on short-haul/regional routes, the bulk of which are under 6 hours. The regional market in Southeast Asia is highly price sensitive and SQ's fares have gone down a lot in recent years. Something's gotta give. When it comes...

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by infinit
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22170

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

It's amazing how SQ livery looks gorgeous on every aircraft they've had (the exception being the 380).. Truly timeless.

Can't wait to see the interiors which I expect should flood the net in a few hours when the embargo is lifted.

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by infinit
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris
Replies: 26
Views: 4670

Re: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris

I could not disagree with that any more strongly. Even among my non-aviation circles of friends and colleagues the mere mention of any aircraft incident can bring up Malaysia Airlines, and imagine the headlines if they announced a reintroduction of service to the US based on how prominently that st...

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by infinit
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris
Replies: 26
Views: 4670

Re: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris

The report doesn't hint that it will be anytime soon. Coming from a Malaysian source and knowing what the media there are like just before an upcoming General Election, I wouldn't give any credibility to this report. It's probably just an attempt to get rouse up some nationalistic sentiments, like &...

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by infinit
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines eases rules to woo former cabin crew
Replies: 0
Views: 1097

Singapore Airlines eases rules to woo former cabin crew

With tougher competition in the premium carrier space, and presumably Singapore's greying population, SQ is reportedly trying to get former crew the airline has trained to return. The article reports that many returning applicants had previously left to start families. The Straits Times: Singapore A...

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by infinit
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 12680

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

I too think that CX has too much arrogance overall, I believe that there is some sort of delusion that the current management have, especially thinking that its still a strong brand and a market leader that it once was, obviously something is not working at CX with the past years of losses evident ...

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by infinit
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 12680

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

What about Dragonair? Dragonair is not an LCC. It's a full-service regional airline that even has an F Cabin. Like SQ's Silkair albeit Silkair only operates narrow bodies with J and Y cabins. CX doesn't have a real LCC the way SQ has Scoot which has expanded sizeably after it integrated with Tiger.

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by infinit
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 12680

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

I remember 7 years ago when SQ only had a minority stake in Tiger and talked about starting an LCC which became Scoot, CX's CEO arrogantly said they dont need an LCC subsidiary because they're right by the growing Chinese market... Ironic to see top carriers like CX and SQ suffer. Just for the recor...

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by infinit
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best First Class Seat Experience - US East Coast to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Best First Class Seat Experience - US East Coast to Europe

SQ JFK-FRA without a doubt on their 380 Suites.
Its currently their older 1-2-1 layout one, not the newer 1-1 configured one in the press last year.
The former is still an amazing experience IMO with SQ's understated elegance.

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by infinit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6399

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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by infinit
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 37
Views: 5405

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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by infinit
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205343

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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by infinit
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: 28
Views: 10106

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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by infinit
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: 1114

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: 1106
Views: 205343

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: 5490

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: 1596

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: 453

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: 103
Views: 8125

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: 3562

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: 2262

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: 1913

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: 453

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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