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SQ Adding Abu Dhabi  
User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

Effective 1 March SQ will fly 3 weekly flights. Equipment 777-200 Sun, Wed, Thur. The flight will then continue on to Jeddah.

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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

This is a suprise!. SQ last flew to Abu Dhabi in the late 1980s. Will be interesting to see how they go. Does Gulf Air fly AUH-SIN?

User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Something's telling me they feel it's too late to hurt EK but not EY.


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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Quoting Zizou (Reply 1):
Does Gulf Air fly AUH-SIN?

No. Only BAH-SIN-SYD daily using the 343.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 2):
Something's telling me they feel it's too late to hurt EK but not EY.

Interesting seeing as how SQ is now flying DXB-JED, CAI and IST. And the plan on adding Moscow.


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Mr Squares,

What's your next trip and routing?

Do you also fly the 744 (pax) with SQ?



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
What's your next trip and routing?

Do you also fly the 744 (pax) with SQ?

Currently on a trip right now. Back to HKG on Saturday and the to SIN on Monday.
Yes, but the freighter is much easier, less headaches!!!


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Where have you been?

Do your regular trips affect your private/family life? I hope that's not too personal.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
Where have you been?

Do your regular trips affect your private/family life? I hope that's not too personal.

My schedule varies every month. As far as my job effecting my family life, it does. But, I am very lucky to have a supportive wife and family. They realize the sacrifices that they endure also allow them a lot of other people don't have. I have plenty of time off and the best thing is I never have to worry about taking my job home with me. Other than "jet lag" I don't have to worry about any job related issues!


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19199 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

Ah, I see.

When you're aboard your aircraft, while, say, taxiing or holding for take-off, are you able to recognise different types of aircraft? This might sound odd and a silly question, but other pilots I've spoken to have said that they wouldn't know a 737 from an M80. Surely they would have had a good interest in aviation before paying a fortune and making big sacrifices to become a pilot? Odd. Anyway, never mind.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 4756 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

does SQ have 5th freedom rights on the AUH-JED-AUH sector?

This is good news for AUH based pax heading to Australia, CGK, DPS and KUL via SIN. SQ should see decent yields and good loads year round on this flight.

SQ restarts SIN-KHI-LHE services with 3 weekly B 772s from Feb 1st.


User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 10):
does SQ have 5th freedom rights on the AUH-JED-AUH sector?

Yes, it would certainly appear so.


User currently offlineZoheb From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 10):
does SQ have 5th freedom rights on the AUH-JED-AUH sector?

My question is does SQ have 5th freedom rights on the KHI-LHE-KHI sector?


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 4756 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

Quoting Zoheb (Reply 12):

My question is does SQ have 5th freedom rights on the KHI-LHE-KHI sector?

obviously not as its a Pakistan domestic route...the SQ flight will be routed SIN-KHI-LHE-SIN on certain days and SIN-LHE-KHI-SIN on other days.


User currently offlineAirtropolis From Singapore, joined Apr 2000, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

It's not really a surprise that they are going back to AUH as the Middle Eastern economies have been very buoyant of late. I am a bit surprised at AUH though as it is only a short drive to DXB and KWI and BAH seem more promising given that BAH is a financial center in the mid-east and that the Kuwaiti economy is doing very well. SQ also did not do too well the last time they were in AUH with I believe A310 flights via CMB some 10 years ago.

I wonder if this also means an increase in frequencies to JED on top of the existing SQ455/456 flights from SIN-DXB-JED where SQ apparently do not have traffic rights DXB-JED vv or are they to replace those flights?


User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Quoting Airtropolis (Reply 14):
I wonder if this also means an increase in frequencies to JED on top of the existing SQ455/456 flights from SIN-DXB-JED where SQ apparently do not have traffic rights DXB-JED vv or are they to replace those flights?

SQ is already flying DXB-JED, so I guess I am a little confused with your post. What's your point?

The ABU-JED flights appear to be in addition to the DXB-JED flights. However, that could certainly change in the future, but right now both flights are in the CRS.


User currently offlineAirtropolis From Singapore, joined Apr 2000, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

Quoting PhilSquares (Reply 15):

SQ is already flying DXB-JED, so I guess I am a little confused with your post. What's your point?

My point is that if SQ maintains those flights, frequencies to JED will double, if we consider the new flights via AUH.


User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

Quoting Airtropolis (Reply 14):

I agree, Abu Dhabi is a big suprise. Those cities you mentioned and as well as Doha might have been a better option. I have my doubts as to whether this route will be profitable for SQ.


User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Quoting Zizou (Reply 1):
This is a suprise!. SQ last flew to Abu Dhabi in the late 1980s.

Nope, they also few SIN-CMB-AUH vv in the mid-90s and they pulled that flight after about a year.

SQ has started and cancelled pax services to AUH twice. I'm not optimistic!


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Quoting Zoheb (Reply 12):
does SQ have 5th freedom rights on the KHI-LHE-KHI sector?

Because KHI and LHE are in the same country, that would be 8th freedom not 5th freedom. Mostly likely, the answer is SQ do not have 8th freedom rights between KHI and LHE.


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3323 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

Quoting PhilSquares (Reply 15):
The ABU-JED flights appear to be in addition to the DXB-JED flights. However, that could certainly change in the future, but right now both flights are in the CRS.

Nope... JED remains at 3pw, but intermediate point is changed from DXB to AUH.

The 3pw dropped from DXB will infact be taken up the the new Moscow extension.

Ssssooooo, from March..

3pw SIN-AUH-JED
3pw SIN-DXB-Moscow
3pw SIN-DXB-CAI
3pw SIN-DXB-IST


User currently offlineYegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1723 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

will be nice if they add: SIN-DXB-BEY

User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

Quoting Yegbey01 (Reply 21):
will be nice if they add: SIN-DXB-BEY

Totally agree! Make that a SIN-DXB-BEY-BRU and it'd be wonderful!  Wink



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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2399 times:
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I think that it is great to see that SQ will remain in Jeddah.

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4865 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 9):
other pilots I've spoken to have said that they wouldn't know a 737 from an M80

Can you please tell me what airline these pilots fly for as I will never fly them again! If as a pilot you can't tell planes apart even with all the exposure to them, you probably shouldn't be flying me anywhere!  Wink

I'm pretty sure that SIN-DOH will be added to the SQ route map. Doha is booming and there is a lot of traffic, only problem will be getting slots etc because of the disaster that is Doha Airport. For those of you who have not had the privillege the terminal is a tiny, cramped, non-functional space and there is only one (1) men's WC in the post imigration entire departures area open to the general public. Customs officers are rude and most don't speak English (hell some don't even speal Arabic that well  Smile )The apron is hideously undersized considering how large QR's fleet is.

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
25 Post contains images B742 : I fully agree The airport is tiny compared to the QR fleet, at least a new airport is on the way When did you travel to DOH? Rob!
26 PhilSquares : I have no problems differentiating the difference between a 737 v. MD80. I sure wouldn't want to be in the same cockpit as those pilots, especially w
27 Zoheb : Well, no it's not obvious! Many airlines fly domestic routes in other countries than their own! Albeit, namely I can only think of AB on the STN-GLA
28 Airtropolis : That's because of the EU and the Schengen treaty, where any EU airline can operate within the EU. This certainly does not apply in other countries.
29 JoFMO : EU is right, but Schengen has nothing in common with it. The EU has a single sky policy, therefore the EU negotiated the treaty with the US. Outside
30 Zoheb : OK, what about non eu destination routes, like BAH-DOH on BA, BKK-SIN on GF and other various airlines.
31 KHI747 : BAH-DOH and BKK-SIN are both international flights and would be considered 5th freedom to fly between those cities whereas KHI-LHE are two cities wit
32 YOWza : Been through DOH a number of times. Flown QR to KTM, SAH, DXB, VIE, FRA, LHR ex Doha for a variety of different reasons. I also used to live in Bahra
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