Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1098 times:
Until the arrival of the A340-500 and the B777-200LR, the Los Angeles-Singapore route has to be flown with a stop. I believe Singapore Airlines currently operate this flight via Taipei. I have a few questions about this, which I was wondering if anyone could answer;
Is the Taipei stop just an en-route refuelling stop, or can Singapore Airlines carry Los Angeles-Taipei and Taipei-Singapore passengers on these flights?
These flights will obviously be "heavy" crewed, is there a crew change in Taipei, or can the existing crews continue due to there being supplementary pilots on board?
Also, related to the above question, what is the total journey time (ie flight time + transit stop) for LAX-SIN and SIN-LAX?
Also, where do other airlines flying from the USA to Singapore stop, Northwest go via Tokyo don't they - Is that flight a through stop or an aircraft change onto a "local" DC-10?
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6379 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1021 times:
Hi !!Singapore does have traffic rights on LAX-TPE sector as well as TPE-SIN. There is a crew change because the flight from LAX is very long to TPE, close to 15 hrs. NW flies a route from somewhere in the US with a thru plane service to SIN. UA flies a thru plane LAX-HKG-SIN and also SFO-NRT-SIN. SQ also flies a LAX-NRT-SIN as well as a SFO-HKG-SIN. I'm not sure about total elapsed time. I'll get back to that later. The777Man
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