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Poll: Silkair, Jetstar Asia Or Tiger Airways?  
User currently offlineInitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1066 posts, RR: 6
Posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 5343 times:

These 3 airlines are competing fiercely in the regional network in Asia, from their base in Singapore. Details of the airlines are as follows.

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I would not choose Silkair for very short flights such as KUL or PEN, as taking a flight on LCCs like 3K or TR can be much cheaper even with the emergency row seat selection fee taken into account. However for monopoly routes, I might choose Silkair for a direct link from Singapore. As for Business Class, it is definitely out of the question for Silkair as it does not provide much onboard, except for better food and larger seats. Probably with a PTV thrown in, it's worst considering? What are your opinions?


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25741 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5335 times:

Well of the 3 I've flown Silk, and tough it was fine for short hops.

Its direct affiliation with SIA obviously provides it certain level of traffic. I see the carrier as more a marketing arm of SIA and operating more leisure or LCC routes that would not be possible with SIA own equipment. Also being two class, and with complimentary meals would not consider Silk a traditional LCC by any means.



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User currently offlineInitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1066 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5303 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):

Its direct affiliation with SIA obviously provides it certain level of traffic. I see the carrier as more a marketing arm of SIA and operating more leisure or LCC routes that would not be possible with SIA own equipment.

Yup, I guess thats why Silkair is born. Would not make sense if a B777 is flown into places like REP. I guess SIA transiting passengers will take MI, since it can all be booked in 1 ticket and you can redeem FF mileage.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
Also being two class, and with complimentary meals would not consider Silk a traditional LCC by any means.

I do not consider them as an LCC, just that they are the 3 major regional competitors in Singapore. When travelling to most regional destinations at least one of them is available.



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