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How Is BKK-JFK Doing?  
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3339 times:

Just saw Thai 790 fly over my house landing after a long journey from BKK....I was wondering how the flight is doing? Loads/yields strong?/any info appreciated.

Thanks.

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User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 839 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

Flights have consistently been full since TG started this route in May. TG has been heavily promoting with special fares throughout the region. For example they are undercutting fares from Singapore by as much as US$600 compared with the direct SQ route in coach, and as much as US$2000 in Business Class.

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

Will these flights stay full, will there ever be a chance for a second flight maybe 3x weekly?

When are TG going 7x weekly to JFK?

Great news for TG!

Rob!


User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
Will these flights stay full, will there ever be a chance for a second flight maybe 3x weekly?

Sad, but true, Singapore Airlines, it the only Asian airline not to offer nonstop service to Asia from JFK. They operate nonstop out of Newark. The "other" New York airport.


Aloha,

Kahala777


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 3):
Sad, but true, Singapore Airlines, it the only Asian airline not to offer nonstop service to Asia from JFK. They operate nonstop out of Newark. The "other" New York airport.

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean?  Confused

I know SQ operates SIN-EWR-SIN and TG operates BKK-JFK-BKK!

Rob!


User currently offlineTGBoi From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2005, 52 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
When are TG going 7x weekly to JFK?

As early as 29Oct05, when their Winter schedule resumes.

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
Will these flights stay full

Loading is pretty good all the way up to late Sept for now. Although they want to have more C & Y seats filled up. The B seats are selling pretty good.

Cheers


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3496 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 4):

SQ still does or at least still used to operate AMS-EWR. My friend flew them in June of 2003.



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User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 6):
SQ still does or at least still used to operate AMS-EWR.

The flight was discontinued in favor of nonstop service to Singapore.


Aloha,

Kahala777


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2788 times:
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I thought SQ flew EWR-FRA, not AMS? Or am I confusing MH and SQ?

JBLU


User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 8):
I thought SQ flew EWR-FRA, not AMS? Or am I confusing MH and SQ?

SQ flies to FRA from JFK not EWR. They flew EWR-AMS-SIN before the EWR-SIN non-stop. Currently MH flies EWR-ARN-KUL, but they used to fly EWR-DXB-KUL.


User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 8):
I thought SQ flew EWR-FRA, not AMS? Or am I confusing MH and SQ?

Singapore Airlines - North America

Current
******

EWR-SIN, 345
JFK-FRA-SIN, 744
LAX-TPE-SIN, 772
LAX-NRT-SIN, 744
LAX-SIN, 345
SFO-SEL-SIN, 772
SFO-HKG-SIN, 744
YVR-SEL-SIN, 772

Previous
******

JFK-BRU-SIN, 743(4)
LAS-HKG-SIN, 772
LAX-HNL-SIN, 742(3)
ORD-AMS-SIN, 772
SFO-HNL-SIN, 742(3)


Aloha,

Kahala777


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Business travellers prefer EWR to JFK. SQ has done the right thing.

It's easier to get to, fewer terminals, less delays and altogether a more pleasant experience. Plus, the international arrivals area at EWR is fantastic. I've gone from the plane to my cab after a 20 hour flight in less than 20 minutes.


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Uh oh, Jaysit, I think you've just opened a can of worms here by claiming that EWR is better than JFK in Kahala's presence...there was a pretty heated discussion about EWR vs. JFK a while ago, and Kahala had strong words about EWR's inferiority to JFK.

User currently offlineJFKLGANYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3382 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

"less delays . . ."

forget opinion. thats a bullshit statement.

know facts, then talk. JFK is the most on-time NY airport by far. lots of excess capacity


User currently offlineTsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 11):
. Plus, the international arrivals area at EWR is fantastic. I've gone from the plane to my cab after a 20 hour flight in less than 20 minutes.

maybe 10yrs ago....EWR is more crowded now especially w/all CO's Intl service in only 3 terminals compared to 9...plus the IAT redevelopment JFK's IAT is a very pleasant change from the old IAB...


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