Senliture From Australia, joined May 2000, 430 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3353 times:
on-time performance are similiar, both are quite on time
SQ got better IFE (AVOD), but not really that important as the flight is a bit shorter than 4 hours and both airlines got a fair amount of channels for you to choose from. Legroom and food are similiar, but usually SQ offers icecream as dessert. However, CX usually has a better departure time compare to SQ.
I flew both on the same route before, I don't care much about which airline as their services are very similiar.
Musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1028 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3333 times:
Tell you guys what, 1300 HKD is including tax already!
And, is that really cheap?
I am suprised to see how expensive Jetstarasia and Valuair are doing, their price is similar to both CX and SQ.
So I wonder, how well are Jetstarasia and Valuair doing there?
Docpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1955 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days ago) and read 3291 times:
I've flown both on the route. I flew CX 2 weeks ago but my decision was purely based on price. Because I didn't have 2 people to travel with me, CX was half the price of SQ.
Nice planes, crew were good too. Food on the way out from SIngapore (dinner) was average, the breakfast back to Singapore was excellent.
CX's Inflight Entertainment is more archaic than SQ's Krisworld in 1995, but adequate for a 3h15min flight.
Things that SQ has but CX does not:
Internet Check-in even for non members of SQ's FFP
Phone Check in out of Singapore
Menus in Economy Class
Porcelain plates for the Y main meal
Possible Audio-Video on Demand in Y class with 60 movies. If not, normal Krisworld has 22 channels, which is more than CX's ordinary offering anyway.
Cocktails and Aperitifs in Y: CX only offered wine on my SIN-HKG sector. on SQ you could get a Singapore Sling, BLoody Mary and other aperitifs in Y.
Well if we really have to get to details, SQ has a wider range of toiletries and perfumes in their Y lavatories! (Singapore_Air, who doesn't seem to post anymore has done extensive tests on their sanitary pads, you should try contacting him regarding that!)
Things that CX has does SQ doesn't:
Almost guaranteed Western pilots
Possibly nicer interiors as CX has just refurbished many of their regional planes.
And anyway, both airlines have 5 flights a day each to HKG! Service is very good, but different. Both offer very scripted service but at least you know what to expect and I like that. Remember, I don't mind if they're robots so long as the robots are nice to me! =)
Oh but seriously for a flight just over 3 hours, I would choose them based on price. Since they cost the same, I'd choose them based on schedule. They're both excellent airlines.