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Headbreaker: Jetstar Or Tiger?  
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1704 posts, RR: 30
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

Need a SIN-SGN ticket for the end of January and SGN-SIN ticket for the end of February 2011, resp.

TR has higher frequency and far cheaper fares than 3K...

What would you choose, knowing TR is cancelling lot's of flights recently (due crew shortages ?)...

Are the SGN flights effected a lot ?

What is the minimum-connecting-time 2 SIN between the Budget Terminal and Terminal 2 ?

Appreciate your input, esp. from the (SIN) people in the know...


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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19340 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

Flown both TR and 3K.

If TR's fares are "far cheaper" and its frequency "higher", as you stated, I'd go with this airline. However, if you would prefer to pay more for greater peace-of-mind, fly 3K.

[Edited 2010-12-30 05:10:12]


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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1072 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

I'd recommend 3K. Heard from almost everyone that flown TR that their seats were pretty uncomfortable and service was horrendous. Connecting from T2 to the Budget Terminal should be quite fast, you can do it in an hour as immigration at SIN should not take more than 3 minutes and the baggage claim is at its maximum 10 minutes.


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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19340 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3057 times:

Quoting initious (Reply 2):
Heard from almost everyone that flown TR that their seats were pretty uncomfortable and service was horrendous.

I've never had a problem. They did what I expected them to do.



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User currently offlineMillwallSean From Singapore, joined Apr 2008, 1341 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3053 times:

I fly out of Changi alot.
The budget terminal is a different place and location all together but can be reached fairly easily especially since you go from terminal 2. there is a shuttle bus from the basement of terminal 2 that goes to the budget terminal. It departs every ten minutes. Lets say 30 mins between the two terminals and that's on the safe side.

To me its not much difference between the two airlines.
I would go with price in this instance. Since frequency is high by Tiger it shouldnt be any concerns for you.

I have flown tiger a few times and haven't had any issues with reliability or ontime performance. But neither of those airlines are to be trusted if you have a tight connection at Changi.



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8650 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3050 times:
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Reading your post it suggests you have another flight when returning from SGN to SIN?

If so, myself I would choose the flight wich allows the longest connection time, leaves room to manoeuvre if problems occur.

I've flown 3K on 4 sectors and they were fine and on time, however if TR have the right price with the right schedule, take them.



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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1704 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Although 3K was about SGD150 more p/p, I've choosen them i.s.o. TR (see also reply 2)...

Thanks a lot for your input !!!



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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19340 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 6):
Although 3K was about SGD150 more p/p, I've choosen them

Strange decision when SGD$150 is about €87, but enjoy.



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8650 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2992 times:
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Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
Quoting MH017 (Reply 6):
Although 3K was about SGD150 more p/p, I've choosen them

Strange decision when SGD$150 is about €87, but enjoy.

- Indeed quite a difference, I never looked at the exchange rates!



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User currently offlinejetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Tiger - just simple dont fly Tiger Airways. Its the horrible level of customer sevice, delays and cancelled flights that measn Tiger is a never fly for me


Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1704 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2884 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
Strange decision when SGD$150 is about €87, but enjoy.

Reason for choosing 3K over TR was also:

-Arrival and departure of both my flights T1 @ SIN...
-20 kilo baggage-fee still to be added to TR fare, so fare-difference, actually, less than SGD150...
-Peace of mind due numerous recent TR cancellations

Cheers,

MH017



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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1072 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2885 times:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 10):
Reason for choosing 3K over TR was also:

-Arrival and departure of both my flights T1 @ SIN...
-20 kilo baggage-fee still to be added to TR fare, so fare-difference, actually, less than SGD150...
-Peace of mind due numerous recent TR cancellations

A very good decision, hope to see a trip report coming up!   



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