Xkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2729 times:
that is great news.. a LCC connection to AU from Sin.
i actually just bought my first ticket on Tiger: Danang (DAD) to SIN for $1 !!!!
It is also a new flight starting in JAN and i think the only one connecting that city in Vietnam nonstop to SIN. I hope they dont cancel on me!
Why do you say this? Bandar seri Begwan is not exactly *en-route* from SIN to DRW plus Royal Brunei would still have some traffic to places like PVG e.t.c. Also, will the flight times of this new service connect to onward asian destinations?????
Marara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2606 times:
Tiger airways is a pain in the but to deal with. Royal Brunei will still do quite well out of this as tiger airways offers no connecting service, and while there may be a small market for SIN services the main market in the connections to MNL and SGN.
It will be interesting to see how this works out. DRWites have filled the plane ex DRW because its the cheapest fare available out of DRW and its something different. But the first SINDRW service only had 100 seats filled and they were on sale for 1SGD a seat (plus taxes).
To add to this QF have dropped their fares (they would do it after iv booked my tiger seats GRRR) to around 400AUD inc apprx taxes.
Travel agents up here have shunned the carrier, there is no way we can get info on it. If you have a problem or question etc you have to send a LETTER to Singapore, not even a email address. If you ring the call centre with a question you will be told " we only do booking" and then you will be hung up on.
It will be interesting to see how it goes with 4x weekly flights if they cant fill their plane from the SIN side with 1$ airfares.
Its a bit of a shame really, rumour was that MH was ready to announce their re-entry around the same time with with MH ppls up here sussing out staff etc. Cant see that happening with TR here.
Dont get me wrong i love the cheap airfares but most of the traffic connects in SIN to go else where, we would have been much better off with MI or Valuair.
Oh well Good Luck tiger.
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