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Topic: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: DolphinAir747
Posted 2013-01-05 08:31:46 and read 13519 times.

With SQ cutting the two longest flights in the world this year, have they announced if they will start any new one-stop SIN-U.S. routes or add capacity to exisiting ones?

Could EWR-ICN-SIN work, since SQ has rights to transport passengers between the U.S. and South Korea, or maybe a route via a *A hub like IST if they have the rights? Also, SIN-TLV-MIA would be interesting; however there is no way to avoid Malaysian and Indonesian airspace during a takeoff from SIN, is there?

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: wedgetail737
Posted 2013-01-05 09:36:14 and read 13284 times.

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Thread starter):
Could EWR-ICN-SIN work, since SQ has rights to transport passengers between the U.S. and South Korea, or maybe a route via a *A hub like IST if they have the rights? Also, SIN-TLV-MIA would be interesting; however there is no way to avoid Malaysian and Indonesian airspace during a takeoff from SIN, is there?

Before SQ received their A345's for the nonstops, didn't the 1-stops go to EWR or JFK through FRA or something like that? The IAH flight goes through Moscow.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: Polot
Posted 2013-01-05 09:48:31 and read 13220 times.

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
Before SQ received their A345's for the nonstops, didn't the 1-stops go to EWR or JFK through FRA or something like that? The IAH flight goes through Moscow.

Before the nonstop SQ had a SIN-AMS-EWR flight. Their current JFK flight goes via FRA.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: Boston
Posted 2013-01-05 09:52:21 and read 13188 times.

SIN has not announced any new service to the US and I would be hard pressed to believe SQ will add any new flights to the US in the near future. Non-stop LAX and EWR service continues through OCT and NOV '13 respectively. SQ continues to serve LAX via NRT, SFO via ICN, IAH via DME and JFK via FRA. Keep in mind the SIN-LAX and SIN-EWR flights did not have any economy seating. Both flights were business class with 100 seats. I can't imagine they would add anymore capacity to existing routes for just 100 seats to the west coast and 100 seats to the east coast. The only possibility I could see for a new route, and this would be a very very slim chance, would be something like SIN-ICN-ORD or SIN-NRT-ORD. SIN-TLV-MIA would be a cool route, but that surely won't happen. Should SIN decide to do some kind of a 1 stop flight through Europe/Middle East, MIA would be down the list of being considered for service. ORD, EWR, ATL, IAD, or DFW would be considered before MIA. SQ is retiring their A345s so maybe they will re-evaluate non-stop service to the US again when they start taking delivery on the A350 orders around 2015.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: sfjeff
Posted 2013-01-05 12:38:54 and read 12692 times.

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Thread starter):
SFO via ICN

And also via HKG, and currently 388.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: BA0197
Posted 2013-01-05 12:42:09 and read 12672 times.

I for one can testify that on their SIN-DME-IAH flights, I hardly ever see an Asians. The vast majority of pax are Russian. To me that equates to their not being able to generate originating SIN pax to fly to IAH on them and they are looking to other countries for profit, when serving non-west coast destinations in the US.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: changyou
Posted 2013-01-05 15:34:31 and read 12246 times.

[quote=BA0197,reply=5] their SIN-DME-IAH flights, I hardly ever see an Asians[/quot
Ive operated this flight numerous times last year and we carried a substantiate amount of vietnamese/singaporeans/malaysians. Vietnamese were mostly immigrants while Singaporenas/Malaysians were students. The premium section however were mostly Russians/Americans but there are a handful of Singaporeans/Indonesians too. Good thing is, regardless pax origin from SIN or not the load factor is very encouraging.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: jfk777
Posted 2013-01-05 15:54:37 and read 12166 times.

Quoting sfjeff (Reply 4):
Quoting DolphinAir747 (Thread starter):
SFO via ICN

And also via HKG, and currently 388.
Quoting Boston (Reply 3):
SIN has not announced any new service to the US and I would be hard pressed to believe SQ will add any new flights to the US in the near future. Non-stop LAX and EWR service continues through OCT and NOV '13 respectively. SQ continues to serve LAX via NRT, SFO via ICN, IAH via DME and JFK via

With the exception of Houston to Moscow by 77W and ICN to SFO, all other flights are by A380. SQ has increased seats in all classes to The USA by just introducing their Whale jet. A380's with Singapore "Girls" are hard to compete with from LAX to Tokyo where every one else flies a 777. SFO to HKG is similar, Cathay flies twice daily but CX doesn't have "Cathay Girls", even though they are a very good airline.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: adamh8297
Posted 2013-01-05 15:57:10 and read 12156 times.

How about....

MIA-LHR-SIN (would need extra slots)
MIA-NRT-SIN

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: 9vswr
Posted 2013-01-05 17:22:25 and read 11901 times.

Maybe the long rumoured SIN-MXP-JFK to replace the EWR nonstop once it ceases? SQ obtained the Italian government's approval to operate the route last year...

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: qf002
Posted 2013-01-05 18:22:25 and read 11491 times.

The J heavy A380s will be very useful.

Replacing the 77W to JFK with a J heavy A380 will give them a 40 seat boost in J and will add F seats while limiting the amount of Y capacity they have to add (only 80 seats compared to 170 with the older A380 configuration). That should cater to the market pretty well, and will generate far more profit for SQ than the older arrangement.

LAX is a bit tricker. The NRT flights are very popular, so there will definitely be more demand than SQ can support once they take their existing 500 weekly seats out of the market. Perhaps growth at SFO using the A380 is the answer, or SQ is looking to cut back supply and focus on the very top end of the market on this very competitive route.

I'd love to see a second daily to LAX, but I think we're far more likely to see a 77W sent elsewhere. I like the idea of ORD.

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 7):
With the exception of Houston to Moscow by 77W and ICN to SFO, all other flights are by A380.

SIN-FRA-JFK is also a 77W.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: Polot
Posted 2013-01-05 18:30:10 and read 11414 times.

Quoting qf002 (Reply 10):
SIN-FRA-JFK is also a 77W.

Only for the winter though. It reverts back to the A380 at the end of March.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: changyou
Posted 2013-01-05 22:21:53 and read 10141 times.

SQ will maintain its twice daily presence at JFK/EWR and LAX. Announcement will be made nearer to the suspension of the two non stop flights later this year.
Rumoured:
SIN-PEK-JFK/EWR
SIN-LHR-JFK/EWR
SIN-MXP-JFK/EWR
SIN-PVG-LAX
and of course the long sought after SIN-SYD-LAX...

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: ZK-NBT
Posted 2013-01-05 22:23:05 and read 10133 times.

Quoting Polot (Reply 11):
Only for the winter though. It reverts back to the A380 at the end of March

At the same time HKG-SFO reverts to a 77W. I do wonder with MEL losing 1 of its 2 daily A380s from June 30th weather SQ will have enough slack to run both HKG-SFO and FRA-JFK with A380s? Or if they are even planning this?

It will be interesting to see what happens with SQ here overall as they have 8 77Ws for delivery from Mid 2013 through mid 2014 so i'd have thought a new route or 2 would possibly be on the cards. Although non A380 flights to SYD and MEL may get 77Ws to bring the product into line with the A380s. And also AMS which has seen 77Ws briefly may get them permanently IMO.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: factsonly
Posted 2013-01-06 00:02:18 and read 9669 times.

Quoting Polot (Reply 2):
Before the nonstop SQ had a SIN-AMS-EWR flight.
Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 13):
And also AMS which has seen 77Ws briefly may get them permanently IMO.

SQ it is time to bring back the good old days:

- SIN-AMS-YYZ
- SIN-AMS-ORD
- SIN-AMS-EWR

but now with B77W or....more.


  

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: JohnClipper
Posted 2013-01-06 00:41:12 and read 9458 times.

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 7):
A380's with Singapore "Girls" are hard to compete with from LAX to Tokyo where every one else flies a 777. SFO to HKG is similar, Cathay flies twice daily but CX doesn't have "Cathay Girls", even though they are a very good airline.

My experience is the opposite and I prefer CX "girls" to SQ "girls". I think it has gone to their heads and they now do not offer a service that is unique among Asian airlines.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: TN486
Posted 2013-01-06 04:24:09 and read 8488 times.

This article may be of interest to you in dealing with the OP's question.
http://finance.ninemsn.com.au/newsbu...a-asks-pilots-to-take-unpaid-leave

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: DolphinAir747
Posted 2013-01-06 08:15:41 and read 7171 times.

Quoting Boston (Reply 3):
The only possibility I could see for a new route, and this would be a very very slim chance, would be something like SIN-ICN-ORD or SIN-NRT-ORD. SIN-TLV-MIA would be a cool route, but that surely won't happen. Should SIN decide to do some kind of a 1 stop flight through Europe/Middle East, MIA would be down the list of being considered for service. ORD, EWR, ATL, IAD, or DFW would be considered before MIA. SQ is retiring their A345s so maybe they will re-evaluate non-stop service to the US again when they start taking delivery on the A350 orders around 2015.

How about EWR-BOM/DEL/BLR-SIN, if they had rights from the US government? Speaking from personal experience, many frequent business travelers (read: high-yielding) from the NY/NJ area to India ditch the convenience of a nonstop because they want to avoid the UA product which they consider sub-par to instead fly BA, EK, etc. However, considering SQ's hard and soft product, if they had the rights for such a flight, they could probably take a lot of these pax who would prefer a nonstop if they could fly an airline like SQ rather than UA, as well as the pax in the back who are conscious enough about airline quality to pay a premium to fly SQ Y rather than UA/LH/EK Y, or to fly on the only nonstop from EWR to BLR (again, read: high-yielding).

Quoting BA0197 (Reply 5):
I for one can testify that on their SIN-DME-IAH flights, I hardly ever see an Asians. The vast majority of pax are Russian. To me that equates to their not being able to generate originating SIN pax to fly to IAH on them and they are looking to other countries for profit, when serving non-west coast destinations in the US.

It's probably not because SQ is unable to have pax fly all the way to IAH, but rather because both segments are profitable in themselves. I assume SIN-BCN-GRU must be the same situation, as opposed to flights like SIN-HKG-SFO where SQ fills the flights far more with pax taking the full route.

Quoting changyou (Reply 12):
SQ will maintain its twice daily presence at JFK/EWR and LAX. Announcement will be made nearer to the suspension of the two non stop flights later this year.
Rumoured:
SIN-PEK-JFK/EWR
SIN-LHR-JFK/EWR
SIN-MXP-JFK/EWR
SIN-PVG-LAX
and of course the long sought after SIN-SYD-LAX...

Does SQ have fifth freedom rights via China? Also, I would love to have a way of flying EWR-LHR on *A without taking UA and their 757s...

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: DolphinAir747
Posted 2013-01-06 08:24:14 and read 7084 times.

EWR-BOM-SIN is exactly 3 miles shorter than JFK-FRA-SIN.

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=%0D%0Aj...-sin%0D%0Aewr-bom-sin&MS=wls&DU=mi

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: COflyerBOS
Posted 2013-01-06 11:33:28 and read 6789 times.

I thought I remembered reading an article a few months ago that the majority of the passengers on the IAH end of the SIN-DME-IAH flight were flying to SE Asia.

SQ apparently was surprised (negatively) by how few were flying IAH-DME only but surprised (pleasantly) by how successful the route was to SIN.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: BA0197
Posted 2013-01-06 11:41:36 and read 6756 times.

Quoting COflyerBOS (Reply 19):
I thought I remembered reading an article a few months ago that the majority of the passengers on the IAH end of the SIN-DME-IAH flight were flying to SE Asia.

SQ apparently was surprised (negatively) by how few were flying IAH-DME only but surprised (pleasantly) by how successful the route was to SIN.

Perhaps I have a bad impression, but the only people I see transferring onto AA flights from SQ are Russians. And they have been increasing. I frequently have 10 SQ DME originating pax transferring onto a MIA of DFW flight. But like I said I'm looking at a select few pax.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: LAXintl
Posted 2013-01-06 11:49:30 and read 6726 times.

The SQ LAX sales office basically told me to wait and see and they indeed were working on options for replacement of a 2nd flight.

At one time SQ has 3 flights at LAX, so the drop to merely the single NRT A380 would be a big drop in travel options and removes a host of connection markets that SQ historically has been able to sell from here.

The low risk and easy replacement could be return of the SIN-TPE-LAX flight operated on the 777, though with liberal openskies agreements, SQ does have other routing options they can pursue as well.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: DolphinAir747
Posted 2013-01-06 11:56:56 and read 6689 times.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 21):
The low risk and easy replacement could be return of the SIN-TPE-LAX flight operated on the 777, though with liberal openskies agreements, SQ does have other routing options they can pursue as well.

Was this route removed partly due to the supersititions resulting from the major accident on this route? I know that for this reason SQ stopped painting their aircraft in special liveries out of supersititon.

Also, has anyone ever routed a direct flight with a stop in India?

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: Viscount724
Posted 2013-01-06 12:17:27 and read 6623 times.

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 17):
How about EWR-BOM/DEL/BLR-SIN, if they had rights from the US government?

The current Singapore-India bilateral (dated 2007, assuming it hasn't changed since) specifically excludes the USA from their 5th freedom rights beyond India.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: LAXintl
Posted 2013-01-06 12:29:57 and read 6572 times.

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 22):
Was this route removed partly due to the supersititions resulting from the major accident on this route? I know that for this reason SQ stopped painting their aircraft in special liveries out of supersititon.

The 2000 crash in TPE seems not be an issue. The SIN-TPE-LAX route continued till end of 2008.

At the time SQ said it was the global economic issues and fuel cost (remember it ran up to $145/bbl that summer) that necessitating cutting capacity. The route cut was one several announced at the same time.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: DolphinAir747
Posted 2013-01-06 12:36:46 and read 6723 times.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 23):
The current Singapore-India bilateral (dated 2007, assuming it hasn't changed since) specifically excludes the USA from their 5th freedom rights beyond India.

How about bringing back YYZ with YYZ-BOM-SIN then?

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: nomorerjs
Posted 2013-01-06 14:30:53 and read 6588 times.

ORD-HKG-SIN would be a nice compliment to UA. Time the flights and use the alliance to it's best.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: DolphinAir747
Posted 2013-01-06 14:38:21 and read 6735 times.

Quoting nomorerjs (Reply 26):
Time the flights and use the alliance to it's best.

Haha I laughed so hard when I read the word "alliance" in a thread about SQ...no flame war intended, but SQ, maybe on par with CX, is the least cooperative airline in its alliance. SQ will happily sell you a JFK-FRA ticket on their site but won't even sell you a flight with a codeshare on an LH flight, i.e. JFK-FRA-MXP.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: jfk777
Posted 2013-01-06 14:41:14 and read 6681 times.

Quoting qf002 (Reply 10):
Quoting jfk777 (Reply 7):
With the exception of Houston to Moscow by 77W and ICN to SFO, all other flights are by A380.

SIN-FRA-JFK is also a 77W.

The JFK route has had A380 on it recently, maybe the 77W is just for the winter.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: ZK-NBT
Posted 2013-01-06 18:44:14 and read 6384 times.

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 28):
The JFK route has had A380 on it recently, maybe the 77W is just for the winter.

At this stage that is the case back to A380 late March, while HKG-SFO will go back to 77W.

Thinking about SQ possible changes routes to the US maybe something along the following and i'll admit to not knowing alot about SQ or some of the route rights they may need.

Change SIN-FRA-JFK to SIN-MXP-JFK using a 77W, this has been rumoured for a while.SIN-FRA would continue with an A380 terminator service freeing up an A380 that wouldn't be used to JFK, MEL losing an A380 from June 30th could also mean the 2 freed up A380s going onto HKG-SFO from July.

As mentioned earlier I wonder if SQ could run SIN-PVG-LAX with a 77W? And SIN-PEK-EWR?

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: FlyingSicilian
Posted 2013-01-06 19:02:32 and read 6326 times.

Quoting BA0197 (Reply 20):
Perhaps I have a bad impression, but the only people I see transferring onto AA flights from SQ are Russians. And they have been increasing. I frequently have 10 SQ DME originating pax transferring onto a MIA of DFW flight. But like I said I'm looking at a select few pax.

You can see the numbers on the IAH website at www.fly2houston.com

You can look at SQ's numbers, just look at the Asia versus Europe traffic.
In the few months I pulled it seems DME floats around ~20% per the numbers.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: gauravpai
Posted 2013-01-07 04:21:31 and read 5854 times.

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 17):
How about EWR-BOM/DEL/BLR-SIN, if they had rights from the US government?

rights from US gov-maybe??
what about rights from the Indian govt???
with AI flying BOM-EWR nonstop and DEL-JFK/EWR, i doubt they will allow SQ to make a flight like that.

do SQ have the right to fly nonstop india/US?
i doubt it

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: DolphinAir747
Posted 2013-01-07 16:33:11 and read 5475 times.

Quoting gauravpai (Reply 31):
rights from US gov-maybe??
what about rights from the Indian govt???
with AI flying BOM-EWR nonstop and DEL-JFK/EWR, i doubt they will allow SQ to make a flight like that.

Apparently they don't, as another member pointed out, so I wondered if SIN-BOM-YYZ could work. IIRC AI doesn't fly BOM-YYZ. However, if the Indian government wants to be overly protectionist of AI not giving fifth freedom routes to much better-managed carriers with way superior service makes sense...

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: Viscount724
Posted 2013-01-07 17:28:31 and read 5385 times.

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 32):
I wondered if SIN-BOM-YYZ could work. IIRC AI doesn't fly BOM-YYZ.

BOM is a small market to/from Canada which explains why nobody's operating it. It didn't work when AC operated YYZ-LHR-BOM-SIN for several years using both 747s and L-1011s. Traffic beyond LHR was almost all 5th freedom at low yields, and BA complained AC was carrying too much 5th freedom traffic which is often restricted in the bilaterals to a certain percentage of total passengers..

India is also such a price-sensitive market and there's so much capacity from Canada via Europe and the Gulf (and via the Pacific), I doubt many passengers to/from BOM would be willing to pay a premium to fly nonstop on SQ. That type of a 5th freedom route just doesn't seem compatible with SQ's premium product and cost structure. Canada-SIN is also a small market so the route would have to rely almost exclusively on 5th freedom.

I'm not even sure the latest Canada-SIN bilateral includes 5th freedom rights that would permit such a routing. It does give SQ unlimited nonstop rights to Canada but that's never likely to happen considering the small O&D market. SIN also isn't well-located geographically to serve as a hub to/from North America except for a few equally small markets like Indonesia and Malaysia. It's too far south to be competitive for most of the rest of Asia.

SQ must have dozens of potentially more lucrative routes than Canada-SIN via India.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: SQ452
Posted 2013-01-08 07:41:30 and read 5013 times.

Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 30):
You can see the numbers on the IAH website at www.fly2houston.com

You can look at SQ's numbers, just look at the Asia versus Europe traffic.
In the few months I pulled it seems DME floats around ~20% per the numbers.

Sorry, where are you seeing these numbers on that site (couldn't find it)?

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 29):
As mentioned earlier I wonder if SQ could run SIN-PVG-LAX with a 77W? And SIN-PEK-EWR?

SIN-PVG-LAX I can see working given the traffic to China and the lack of a quality, premium airline (no disrespect to UA, China Eastern or Air China but your product simply doesn't measure up to SQ's).

I remember ages ago BOS being talked about as a destination (perhaps via Europe). Doubt that will happen with TK and QR expected to close in on BOS in 2013 and JL already on a route to Asia but it would be nice. ORD seems like the most logical option in my opinion, hopefully they get it right this time and route it through Asia rather than AMS like they tried last time.

Honestly I think SQ sending their 787's to Scoot dented a lot of the potential for expansion in the USA for SQ further on down the road. 787 would have been the perfect size aircraft for a couple of US cities that are a bit too small for 77W service.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: FlyingSicilian
Posted 2013-01-08 08:36:33 and read 4901 times.

Quoting SQ452 (Reply 34):
Sorry, where are you seeing these numbers on that site (couldn't find it)?
http://www.fly2houston.com/TrafficStats

see above. You can then downlaod the PDF by month. SQ is broken down by both Asia and Europe

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: abrelosojos
Posted 2013-01-08 21:28:35 and read 4543 times.

If the Indian government would allow, SQ would love to do a SIN-BOM-EWR. SIN-BOM-YYZ would be a disaster as many long haul Canadian markets (including India, but not limited to it) have limited J and F demand. Note SQ pulled out of even YVR.

Saludos,
A.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: infinit
Posted 2013-01-08 21:56:50 and read 4520 times.

Quoting changyou (Reply 12):
SQ will maintain its twice daily presence at JFK/EWR and LAX
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 33):
India is also such a price-sensitive market and there's so much capacity from Canada via Europe and the Gulf (and via the Pacific), I doubt many passengers to/from BOM would be willing to pay a premium to fly nonstop on SQ.

Oh you'd be surprised. My friends in SQ tell me the highest yielding markets for them these days are Australia, India and China. In India and China the middle class is smaller but you have a larger price-sensitive low income group and also a larger high income that would fly nothing but SQ. SQ is a big status symbol. Many of the Indian and Chinese nationals I know of living in Singapore testify to not flying with any other airline where ever possible. Indonesians too.. which is why SQ still offers F on SIN-CGK, a 1hr20minute flight.

But okay, maybe Canada is too much of a stretch but I've sure there'd be sufficient demand and yield for at least one Indian-American route.

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: FlyingSicilian
Posted 2013-01-08 22:56:42 and read 4418 times.

To add to my prior post
SQ IAH numbers from the HAS website: http://www.fly2houston.com/TrafficStats
(I don't have the exact seat figures available each month though one could figure that out)
17% drop in pax going onto Singapore this year over last; nearly 8% increase in pax to Moscow

Houston through to Singapore Jan 1 thorugh Nov 30, 2012
Deplaned..... Enplaned ..... Total ......... Prior Year (11 months)
32,197 ........ 35,089 ....... 67,286 ........ 81,045

Houston to Moscow Jan 1 through Nov 30, 2012
Deplaned...... Enplaned ...... Total .......... Prior Year (11 months)
17,973 ........ 18,178 ........ 36,151 ........ 33,561

Topic: RE: Will SQ Start New US Routes?
Username: anrec80
Posted 2013-01-09 00:03:25 and read 4321 times.

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 7):
With the exception of Houston to Moscow by 77W and ICN to SFO, all other flights are by A380. SQ has increased seats in all classes to The USA by just introducing their Whale jet. A380's with Singapore "Girls" are hard to compete with from LAX to Tokyo where every one else flies a 777. SFO to HKG is similar, Cathay flies twice daily but CX doesn't have "Cathay Girls", even though they are a very good airline.

Hmm - I was shopping for tickets to Germany for summer and/or Spring Break (late Mar) and see mix of 77W and 388 on JFK-FRA.

Quoting COflyerBOS (Reply 19):
SQ apparently was surprised (negatively) by how few were flying IAH-DME only but surprised (pleasantly) by how successful the route was to SIN.
Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 27):
Haha I laughed so hard when I read the word "alliance" in a thread about SQ...no flame war intended, but SQ, maybe on par with CX, is the least cooperative airline in its alliance. SQ will happily sell you a JFK-FRA ticket on their site but won't even sell you a flight with a codeshare on an LH flight, i.e. JFK-FRA-MXP.

Yep. Many potential and frequent travelers to Moscow find that Moscow is underserved from the US. I know people from West Coast (Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco) who ticket their SQ flight IAH-DME and YVR/SEA-IAH separately. I have done that as well. It yields a descent fare and a great connection. It's unfortunate you can't get these tickets on one itinerary and have to take risks with respect to connections. There is certainly a window of opportunity for SQ (perhaps SIN-DME-SEA)?

You can find tickets on JFK-FRA route through US, but at a ridiculous published airfare.


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