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Fabulous Singapore Airlines Cuts Some Fares By 75%  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6746 times:

Singapore Airlines Pte Limited has launched its "Fabulous Offer" - cutting fares by 50% for the first 15 000 bookings.

The offer includes 2 nights free in a Singapore hotel, airport transfers, and free admission to selected tourist attractions in Singapore.

However, the first 15 000 will effectively pay only 25% of the fare.

For London to Singapore in August - this is about £200 to £300 RETURN.

Of course there are no accruable KrisFlyer miles.

Does anyone know what time this offer will be launched? Calling directly to Singapore is a possibility.

Travel period is between 9 June and 31 August 2003.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
69 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineSQCxlover From United States of America, joined May 2003, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6690 times:

does anyone know if this special fare apply for First and Raffles Class as well.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6665 times:

Not for First and Raffles Class.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineROP From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6652 times:

at least they offer package tour to singapore from bangkok 3d2n with price of only 130 dollars. That's much cheaper than travel in Thailand domestic..Woo Great!! but what about SARS situation there..?

User currently offlineSQCxlover From United States of America, joined May 2003, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6639 times:

thanks Singapore_Air

ROP: Singaproe is safe. No Sars cases for a few weeks already. I was in Shanghai and Hong Kong last week, did not wear mask.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6624 times:

It makes you wonder how much you where overpaying before.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineROP From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6612 times:

the normal fare is about 220$ for single passenger so you see how much they dump the price...and the airfare to most destination from Thailand is noe decreased to 50%.

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6586 times:

I wonder how they came up with "KrisFlyer" for their FFP program. With my first name being "Kris" I've always wanted to know.

Will I get double miles if I sign up because of my name? LOL

Kris
YYC



Word
User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6582 times:

Their inflight entertainment is also called "KrisWorld", Kris!  Big thumbs up
You sure deserve double miles and lifetime GOLD status!  Big grin



Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6564 times:

50 - 75%, this is something Cathay Will not do. In a press conference about a month ago one of the senior guys stated they will not cut the ticket prices by much as Cathay is a quality product that people fly because of service and not the price.

Another problem is after you cut the price you have to raise it later.


User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6515 times:

With my first name being "Kris" I've always wanted to know.
"Kris" is a dagger originating from the Malay Peninsula. In some circles it is considered to be a symbol of status and power. Besides KrisFlyer and KrisWorld, there is KrisCheck, KrisCom, even KrisChilli.

Another problem is after you cut the price you have to raise it later.
True, but I doubt that much harm will be done as long as the market is aware that is it a one-off special fare.

I've always been a little amused by how often SQ innocently comes up with names with gay overtones. Started with "Big Tops" and "Megatops", then "Project Rainbow" (= internal codename for the product upgrade introduced in 1998), now "Fabulous"....


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6501 times:

Doesn't sound much like 75% to me considering You can fly return to Australia with Qantas and have 3 domestic flights for £699 and BA were offering £390 to SIN return for the last 2 years.

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

I finally learned what "Kris" means for Singapore Airlines.
Yaay!
:D
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1859 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6422 times:

N754pr:

I think you spoke too soon. SQ have decided to revive their business with this special offer after the CDC of the US removed Singapore from their travel alert from their list. Hong Kong is still on CDC's travel alert list. Even with the travel alert, Cathay has already put forth some specials to build up their traffic again. For example, you can fly from CX's three US gateways to Hong Kong for US$499 or Bangkok for US$599. The 21-day, 17-city Asia Pass can now be reserved for only US$699. This contradicts with what you said, wouldn't you say so?


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6379 times:

Dynkrisolo, what did 'he' actually say?


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6360 times:

Dynkrisolo- no, N754pr is right, because this is what I have heard as well from sources inside CX.

Airbus_A340



People. They make an airline. www.cathaypacific.com
User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6322 times:

Oh no! This silly comparison between CX and SQ is starting again!!!

Anyway, I seriously hope this SQ offer will be succesful! I would like to see the streets in Singapore decked with tourists from all over the world!


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4742 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6295 times:

Besides KrisFlyer and KrisWorld, there is KrisCheck, KrisCom, even KrisChilli.

You forgot the in-flight magazine... Silver Kris



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User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6255 times:

Doh!! I knew people would start pointing out the Kris' that I forgot. Just had to be you, didn't it?  Smile

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6238 times:

What about KrisShop?! Let's not leave it out!

Anyway, the Concorde Hotel, does it have air conditioning in every room?



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineA380jet From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

Forgot SilverKris :P

User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1859 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6187 times:

Singapore_air:

N754pr said:

50 - 75%, this is something Cathay Will not do. In a press conference about a month ago one of the senior guys stated they will not cut the ticket prices by much as Cathay is a quality product that people fly because of service and not the price.


Airbus_A340:

The fares I quoted are listed on http://www.cathay-usa.com. What you might have heard is one thing, but facts are more revealing, aren't they?


[Edited 2003-06-08 21:22:03]

User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6184 times:

Cathay Pacific also offers ticket at bargain prices here in Belgium, trough travel agent Usit Connections. You can fly from BRU via a European destination of CX and HKG to ICN for €495 or to NRT for €502. Other destinations are on offer aswell, AKL is less than €800.

The SIA offer isn't that good as it looks. Only certain destinations are on offer from certain destinations. Travelling from AMS, FRA or LHR does not qualify for the offer, so it seams. Misleading publicity at the least.



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User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1859 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6169 times:

Manni wrote:


The SIA offer isn't that good as it looks. Only certain destinations are on offer from certain destinations.


I read SQ's press release, it did say the offers are for inbound Singapore traffic. So, it's not a network-wide offer. I quickly glanced through SQ's site. The web offer is listed for only 14 countries, but the footnote says to check with local offices. The US is not on the list either. I looked at the Canadian offers. I'm a bit surprised to find that the fares out of YYZ and YVR are identical. I'm also surprised that three (China, Hong Kong, and Canada) of the four countries that are currently on US CDC travel advisory and alert lists are among the 14 countries with the special offers.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6150 times:

Neither is the UK.

But I'm booking tomorrow morning.

Concorde hotel anyone?! Air conditioning?!

I believe the offer is network wide. Just not for Singaporeans. Cuddle the Merlion!



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
25 Jayce : Dynkrisolo, SQ doesn't fly into YYZ. If I recall, they had quite a few flights per week via Amsterdam or Copenhagen, but they stopped after September
26 Dynkrisolo : When I said network-wide, I mean travel between any SQ destinations. This promotion is for Singapore-inbound traffic only. CX's All-Asia Pass covers m
27 VonRichtofen : Dynkrisolo: Are you talking about the all asia pass on Travelocity? The deal looks awesome, in fact I'm probably going to do it next spring. All those
28 Teahan : Am I reading this right: Customers will be informed of their eligibility for the 50% discount subsequent to booking. Variations of the offer for early
29 Ex_SQer : Anyway, the Concorde Hotel, does it have air conditioning in every room? Practically everything in Singapore is airconditioned. SQ doesn't fly into YY
30 Post contains images WLG-Spotter : Teahan: Well, you're "generally" correct that you'll know about the discount only after booking. But, before you frown, here's something that you shou
31 Teahan : WLG-Spotter, Thank you for your reply. However in my case, I'd be easily prepared to pay the SFR500 (75% off) for a ZRH-SIN and whatever it comes with
32 WLG-Spotter : Hi Jeremiah: Well, yeah like I said the 15,000 early bird thingy is tricky. I actually asked my travel agent if I'd get it, even he's not sure. But he
33 Post contains links and images Dynkrisolo : Jayce: I know SQ does not have its own service in to YYZ. That's why I'm surprised that they offer the same YVR fare from YYZ. Ex_SQer: Although SQ ha
34 Singapore_Air : Well here we go! 28 minutes until the London office opens! And the SIA website is offline! Hooray! More seats for me to get.
35 Singapore_Air : Well they opened the phone lines at 0800. I thought I had the advantage of knowing their clocks were two minutes early. Oh well. I'm coming to Singapo
36 Post contains images 9V-SVE : I take it we can expect a 30 page Trip Report from you Singapore_Air? Eh?
37 Post contains images Cathay Pacific : oh no....the SQ girls (and boys) better be prepared...very very well prepared!!!! anyway...have a nice trip!
38 Post contains images Tsentsan : SVE - We're still waiting for his return trip report... he only got as far as to SGN the other time
39 B737-700 : Singapore_Air, did they mention anything about the first 15,000 people only or is it available for everybody in the UK ?
40 Post contains images KM732 : ATTN for all of you in GERMANY: The SIA "Fabulous Offer" can be booked from 09:00 CEST tomorrow (10.06.2003) until 15.06.2003 in any travel agency or
41 Travellin'man : I stayed in the Concorde Hotel last November on a layover, and everything was AC'd. Nice place. Enjoy! By the way, if not Kris miles can you accrue St
42 Post contains images Singapore_Air : I dunno about miles. And yes, the return trip report is to be completed. Hopefully by tomorrow. No more exams you see! B737-700: Every "station" has i
43 Ryanair!!! : Travellin' man... I doubt all these heavily discounted tix can get you miles accrued on any other Star Alliance partners!
44 Singapore_Air : Yes, hopefully they can transfer the points onto KrisFlyer.
45 Post contains images Ryanair!!! : My God you people, please read the fine print that all these discounted tix will not get you any points! Not on Krisflyer, or any other partner's FFP.
46 KM732 : For Germany: Called SIA again: Prices will range from EUR 299.- (minus 75%) to EUR 599.- (minus 50%). So that´s definitely not off the cheapest fare
47 Singapore_Air : Ryanair!!!, yes but hopefully some Star Alliance partner will forget and credit the points anyway. hehehehehe! About the Concorde I dunno where I'm st
48 Post contains links KM732 : BTW, thanks to "Singapore_Air" for letting us know!!! You can read some more about this offer at: http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/latest/story/0,4390
49 Lufthansa747 : Offer ex-HEL is not released yet but will be around 700 Euros - not a great deal at all. I will quite possibly book ex-LHR - Singaporeair.com prices i
50 Post contains images 9V-SVE : According to SIA Online Customer Service Manager Singapore_Air, the fare LHR-SIN will be £227.90
51 Greg : Corporate rates for Raffles have already been discounted by approximatley 50%. LAX-SIN is currently about $400 less than their published full fare coa
52 Lufthansa747 : I was told by SIA UK to book online - just booked for GBP 212.90 all in. Will have to call them regarding the hotel - is that £15 extra then?
53 'Longreach' : Does this apply for Perth - Singapore and does anyone know the price? Or does a travel agent have to be called? Thanks.
54 Post contains images Airbus_A340 : I stayed in the Concorde hotel with me in transit for my connecting Hong Kong flight the next day, rooms are ok, nothing special about it. And yes, Ai
55 Cathay Pacific : I just checked the Fabulous offer page, the price they quoted for SYD-SIN-HKG is A$1127..did I misread something or is this really the price they are
56 Lufthansa747 : About the Concorde I dunno where I'm staying yet - haven't decided. But it's £11 for the first two nights and £16 for a subsequent night. If it's 4
57 Sabena332 : Called SIA again: Prices will range from EUR 299.- (minus 75%) to EUR 599.- (minus 50%). Correct, that is also what they told me yesterday. You pay 29
58 Singapore_Air : "According to SIA Online xxx Singapore_Air, the fare LHR-SIN will be £227.90" hehe. Please note that I have no official connection with Singapore Air
59 Ryanair!!! : Ryanair!!!, yes but hopefully some Star Alliance partner will forget and credit the points anyway. hehehehehe! Darling... that is why YCL has so many
60 Tsentsan : Longreach - PER-SIN is like AUD$255 return I think, however, all flights until mid July have been fully booked.... we might see -300 more often nowada
61 Post contains images 9V-SVE : We're going to Australia (Perth or Sydney) and the fares' only $377 per pax MNL-SIN-Australia roundtrip! Plus 1 night stay in SIN.
62 Tsentsan : Let me know if u're coming here to perth.
63 'Longreach' : Hi Tsentsan. Were these fares found over the net or did you call a travel agent for them?
64 Singapore_Air : Ryanair!!!, but one can always try and deceive any of the Star Alliance parnters. I intend to apply for missing miles for all Star Alliance FFP progra
65 Lufthansa747 : The miles for sure won't auto-credit to any *A FFP. I have once got miles for a non-eligible class but in case of SQ I would think that all airlines w
66 Post contains links Singapore_Air : Air-ticket fever grips Dhaka Ticket agents in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, say they have been overwhelmed by people wanting to buy specially discou
67 Post contains links Singapore_Air : Singapore Airlines' offices round the world have had telephones "ringing off the hook" since it launched it's Fabulous Offer. Public affairs manager f
68 Post contains links Singapore_Air : Sinagpore Airlines' Fabulous Offer in the U.S.A. has ended after 36 hours. More than 2000 offer seats were sold in 36 hours out of an intended four da
69 Post contains images Sabena332 : Lucky me, I got two seats for my girlfriend and me . Patrick
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