Rupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
Airbus Lover, have you actually tried the travel agent?
I just booked tickets with them to Bali, and the service provided by them is great, if not, fantastic. The travel agent went all out to ensure that I got my tickets in time, my hotel bookings were confirmed etc. This is especially important when my friend has to apply for a indonesian visa, given the short time to do so. The travel agent called me up everytime there were some progress with the bookings, and I am very impressed.
As for the tickets between SIN and KUL, you might just want to go straight to Changi and get a ticket through the shuttle services. It is cheaper than booking with the airline in advance, and more often than not, you can easily hop on the next plane out.
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2115 times:
Rupertvander82, you are from Singapore right? Mind if I ask why you have your country as France, you live there?
Anyways yes I have tried them and guess what, my first time with them was already bad, pre and post sales service was nowhere near good. And guess what it was not a 'small' business from me, it was some Business Class tickets costing SGD6000. And they almost screwed up everything by promising me something that is impossible. It was lucky that as the date of travel is near, there appeared that more people withdrew their bookings or I would have been messed up by them. They could have done it in fact, but they wanted less trouble thats why they did the easier way which is not always the best way.
OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2071 times:
Among other carriers beside MAS and SIA that fly SIN-KUL-SIN is Air India and JAL. Sir Lankan flies from KUL-SIN, but not the other way round and Royal Nepal flies only SIN-KUL. (not too sure if these airlines have rights between KUL and SIN, but JAL definitely have rights) From my experience, if you want a confirm ticket, the cheapest would be flying on JAL. IF you are flying with MAS, you are almost guaranteed flying on the brand new leased A332. Every flight to/from Singapore from/to Kuala Lumpur is operated by the A332.
OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
9V-SPK: According to MAS' online schedule, all of MAS' shuttle flights between KUL and SIN will be operated by A332. MAS will operate a total of 7 daily flights between KUL and SIN. However, they don't have a flight leaving KUL around 8-9 pm and returning around 9-10 pm, which means passengers leaving for Europe will spend more time in KUL. They might add a new flight since there's a flight number gap between the last and second last flight. They are using 2 of the A332 on the KUL-SIN v.v. run. MAS operates B734 from Penang (3 times daily), Kuching (2 times daily), Kota Kinabalu (1 times daily) and Langkawi (3 times weekly). The KCH/BKI/PEN/LGK flights doesn't fly via/into KUL anymore.
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10 Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1990 times:
I was not aware the Air India has rights on KUL-SIN. SriLankan doesn't have rights and I don't think Royal Nepal will have either. Only JL, AI, SQ and MH.
I believe that fare on www.airindia.com could also be bought here locally in Kuala Lumpur. That is rather cheap but the next time I do this route, I'll most probably be flying MH (for their A332) and JL back to stand a chance for the MD11s (which are soon being phased out).
I don't think KUL-SIN will be A332 every flight but more like every other flight. They won't have enough aircraft to do this either and surely not enough passengers. They will also be flying the A332 to India and China. Their A332 has already started flying into SIN last Sunday on one flight each day since currently MKW and MKX are only doing one round trip daily, i.e. KUL-BKI vv and KUL-KCH vv.
9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6 Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1977 times:
Thanx for that. I remember there were numerous flights between MAS and SIN operated by the B737's so that's why it surprised me a bit when I heard that the A332 is the only plane doing this route. You have any ideas why MH are changing to the large plane operating SIN - KUL?
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 35 Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
As far as I know, SQ and MH only offer Y Class tickets and it is cheaper if you buy a KUL-SIN or KUL-SIN-KUL and a SIN-KUL or SIN-KUL-SIN. Normally fares are adjusted but not between KUL-SIN and SIN-KUL.
Last week I flew KUL-SIN with Air India in C Class and SIN-KUL with JAL in C Class as well. I saw plenty of MAS 734 in SIN and no A332 but they might change that in the future.
How do you want to buy an Air India return ticket when AI only flies KUL-SIN and not SIN-KUL?
Airbus Lover and others:
SriLankan Airlines obtained traffic rights between KUL and SIN around 6 month ago and you can book them in the CRS.
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OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1895 times:
Why MAS operate A332 on all its KUL-SIN flights? Competition. South East Asian pasengers are extremely particular on which aircraft they will be flying on, despite you are only spending 35 minutes in the air. SIA operates 5 of its 8 daily services to KUL using B772 as well. But later this year, all of SIA's shuttle run to KUL will be changed to B772 as well.
So we have MAS operating 49 weekly A332 flights, SIA operating 45 weekly B772 flights and JAL operating 7 weekly B767/B777/MD-11 flights between KUL-SIN or vice versa. Plus you have Sri Lankan operating 5 times weekly using A330 and Air India operating twice weekly using A310 with traffic rights between KUL and SIN (for Sri Lankan) and KUL-SIN-KUL for Air India. Air Mauritius operates twice weekly KUL-SIN using A340/B767 and Royal Nepal Airlines operate twice weekly on SIN-KUL using B757 without traffic rights. That's a lot of flights for such a short hop, and all of them (with the exception of Nepal Air) are operated with a wide-body!