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Headbreaker: Jetstar Or Tiger?  
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1690 posts, RR: 30
Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3020 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 offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19227 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3016 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, 1063 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2922 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 offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19227 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2880 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, 1243 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2876 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, 8539 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2873 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, 1690 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2861 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 offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19227 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2816 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, 8539 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2815 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, 2225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2755 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, 1690 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2707 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, 1063 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2708 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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