surfandsnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2897 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6030 times:
Unfortunately these flights are becoming rarer and rarer these days, as escalating cost pressures make most multi-stop flights unviable. Moreover, the increasing prevalence of LCCs (especially on int'l and longer haul flights) and open sky agreements have made many segments far more competitive than in the past. Most of the remaining "unique flights" can be found to/from/between slot-restricted congested airports (i.e. KU on JFK-LHR, KE on LAX-NRT), on segments that are still restricted by bilaterals (this is why you still see so many tags by foreign carriers in Asia), or out of sheer operating necessity due to the vast distances between the airline's hub and intended destination (JL on JFK-GRU, VS on HKG-SYD, SQ on SFO-ICN, NZ on LAX-LHR, etc.). Finally, you also see airlines still operating relatively short flights that are holdovers from a bygone era (i.e. CX on DXB-BOM, KE on LAX-NRT, NZ on LAX-RAR).
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
AI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5196 times:
Quoting EDICHC (Reply 12): Are SQ permitted to sell seats between MAN and MUC?
Regarding this sector, I only got told about it a few hours ago and I have already bought a one way ticket with SQ to sample their Business Class without having to travel to SIN. Looking forward to the B77W!
talaier From Spain, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5109 times:
SQ BCN-MXP (although i don't know it it has 5th freedom rights)
Air Mali MAD-ORY (as a stopover from Bamako to Paris- again no knowledge if there are 5th freedom rights between MAD and ORY- which for some reason doesn't show up on their website but is definitely up and running)
Air China MAD-GRU is also quite a random one, although it's been increasing its frequency since it was started so it's probably doing very well.
B747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17126 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5098 times:
Quoting AI151 (Reply 17): Regarding this sector, I only got told about it a few hours ago and I have already bought a one way ticket with SQ to sample their Business Class without having to travel to SIN. Looking forward to the B77W!
How well you know me, after writing my first TR I can't stop! LOL! Definitely will be writing a TR about this and the return sector on BA in Euro Traveller. I don't know if there have been any TR's for MAN-MUC?