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VS Code Share With SQ For Flights To Syd / Oz  
User currently offlineKmsyd777 From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

On my way back from Singapore last week - I noticed VS has started code sharing with SQ on flights to Australia/Syd? When did this start happening? Does anyone have any info on this?

Does this mean their current LHR-HKG-SYD are not profitable? And they will be discontinuing these flights? Or is this an additional flight(s) to Australia/Syd?

Cheers
Kmsyd777

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User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

Code-share went into effect since 01DEC06.

No it doesn't mean their SYD run is not profitable, but rather giving more options because they only have limited seats for the HKG-SYD leg.


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3335 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4328 times:

Is the codeshare to SYD only, or all Australian ports.

Given the DJ network in Australia, I would be surprised if VS didn't try to codeshare on all of SQ's network, especially BNE and MEL.


User currently offlineOzair From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 877 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4287 times:

Quoting Kmsyd777 (Thread starter):
Does this mean their current LHR-HKG-SYD are not profitable? And they will be discontinuing these flights? Or is this an additional flight(s) to Australia/Syd?

Does anyone have the latest info on this? The additional LHR-HKG flight was supposed to ensure this would fly with much higher loads but that flight was cancelled.

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 1):
but rather giving more options because they only have limited seats for the HKG-SYD leg.

I was under the impression it was the LHR-HKG leg that was full?


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3335 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

Quoting Ozair (Reply 3):
I was under the impression it was the LHR-HKG leg that was full?

That's correct.
LHR-HKG was full, but the HKG-SYD sector was the issue.
Perhaps VS brings overflow traffic from LHR in via SIN, then pushes them out via HKG when possible.

It's better than not have seats available, and pax turning to other carriers altogether!


User currently offlineTommyBP251b From Germany, joined Apr 2006, 460 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4136 times:

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 4):
Perhaps VS brings overflow traffic from LHR in via SIN, then pushes them out via HKG when possible.

So you mean people will fly LHR-SIN-HKG-SYD? I guess that will be a lost for VS.



Tom from Cologne
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4103 times:

With the SQ owning about 49% of VS, I'm sure SQ is finding a way to make a profit out of this code-sharing endeavour


"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8464 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

Quoting TommyBP251b (Reply 5):
So you mean people will fly LHR-SIN-HKG-SYD? I guess that will be a lost for VS

I doubt that. If they can't get you on a VS plane via HKG you'll go on SQ via SIN.
Do VS even serve SIN with their own metal?


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4000 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 7):
Do VS even serve SIN with their own metal?

I think VS flights to SIN are on SQ metal...



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineKmsyd777 From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 8):
I think VS flights to SIN are on SQ metal...

Yes, I believe its on SQ Metal - In my last 9 trips to SIN in the last couple of years I have never seen VS anywhere in SIN.

Maybe this was part of the deal when SQ bought into VS that SQ will be the only of the two flying this route? Can't be sure though...

And yes, SIN-LHR SQ flights are code-shared with VS on SQ Metal...


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