FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2902 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6034 times:
I have no direct experience non-reving with SQ, but if SQ is like many other airlines, then jeans may be ok in economy but are NOT acceptable for non-rev passengers in business or first class. As a general rule, I would recommend dressing a bit nicer than average--no need to wear a suit, but just avoid jeans, shorts, and sneakers. Khakis are just as comfortable (arguably more so) as jeans when sitting on a plane, and dressing a little nicer at check-in certainly won't hurt your chances of an upgrade (or getting on the plane at all).
DABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1198 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5959 times:
If you fly monkey class it doesn't matter what you wear really... but SQ is quite picky about their business class for nonrev passangers. I flew SIN-FRA and I got upgraded to C but they almost turned me down because of my rather dirty shoes! They were just normal brown shoes no trainers or nothing but they were bit dirty because of the rain... (I wore pair of slacks and a shirt) finally the nicer gate officer let me go in... I might have gave her few nice words but anyway got in
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Ex_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5823 times:
If you are on an nonrev ticket that is upgradeable on a space available basis, then you should at the very least go business casual - khakis and a longsleeved collared shirt that has been recently ironed at the minimum. A jacket would not hurt either. If you are not on an upgradeable ticket then I wouldn't worry too much, as your only chance of getting upgraded is if Y is full.
Ejazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 716 posts, RR: 35 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5649 times:
Sorry jeans are not acceptable for non-rev on SQ even in economy class. SQ lays out very strict rules, as they do with everything, on the dress code.
To quote from their Manual:
Male: Shirt and pants. Coat and tie optional.
NOT ACCEPTABLE: Track suits, Jeans, Shorts, Tights, Singlets, T-Shirts, Sweat-Shirts, Slippers and Sandals.
Can't speak for our New Zealand staff but check-in here in Singapore with jeans and you will not travel.
Also sorry to say we are extremely tight fisted with our upgrades even with our own staff. Many times I have left behind countless SIA staff whilst departing with unoccupied First and Business Class seats.
Ex_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5490 times:
I used to ask unimmaculate upgradeable nonrevs to change out of their unimmaculate togs, but I never denied carriage to unimmaculate nonrevs, not even the ugly ones. I suspect most station managers will be the same, though the odd one or two may require you to have botox injections on the spot before you are allowed to board.
I think I need to cut down on my coffee intake....
Philsquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5433 times:
As a current SQ employee, I can assure you the dress code for nonrev in no jeans. In addition, in SIN, if your ticket can't be upgraded, you won't get into first or business. You might have better luck at an outstation, but there are some pretty tight controls, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
The Inter Con is a very nice hotel. One good thing about SIN is there are plenty of 5 star hotels.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12015 posts, RR: 50 Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5187 times:
nonrev = no revenue for the airline, airline employee of either that airline or another who are flying deeply discounted and or free. Also boarding is based on seats being available, it is stand by travel.
TG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 11 Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5164 times:
Aerorob - I'm actually flying out of BNE - I'll be in SIN around the 15-17th, then heading onto BKK and then back to AKL via SIN. So that means I'll get the 772, 773, and 744, if all goes according to plan.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8349 posts, RR: 11 Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4882 times:
Too casual almost got me denied a flight on American with an ID75, SAA has a strict dress code and I didn't even think about the dress code on AA till I was at the gate at JFK, on standby to LHR, the gate ladies took me aside and told me I couldn't board dressed as I was (khakis and a white t shirt). One said to me "SAA has a dress code don't they? So do we". I had better clothes in my suitcase but it was already on board so they made me put on my windbreaker and zip it up and told me to keep it on till airborne.
Do the onboard cabin crew know who are non-rev pax?
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1065 posts, RR: 4 Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4867 times:
The inflight crew must know where the non-revs are if for no other reason than when it comes to meal time. Yes, there really are flights that still have a meal service and if there is one, the non-revs get the last choice of entrees if necessary.