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Tiger Launches KL Flights For Zero Dollars  
User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Amazing but true - to those not in the know - Tiger Airways is launching flights from SIN to KUL and to celebrate are offering free tickets until 25th October 2008 until seats sell out!!!

http://www.tigerairways.com

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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

Either there is a typo or the free seats are limited as some dates and flights are going for 49.99 SGD.

Taxes are where they really get you. 125 SGD = $87.25 USD for the flight. It's only 185 miles. Are taxes really that high in the region?


User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

SQ and MH currently charge USD310 for the flight in Y - taxes being SGD136 (USD94). so yes - taxes are that high...

The fares at SGD0 are limited but with seats being currently offered through to Oct 25 - its not hard to find one for SGD0... but seem to be selling fast!


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2891 times:



Quoting MAS777 (Thread starter):
Amazing but true - to those not in the know - Tiger Airways is launching flights from SIN to KUL and to celebrate are offering free tickets until 25th October 2008 until seats sell out!!!

A good way to get some attention to a new route. But should rather be $1.

Quoting MAS777 (Reply 2):
SQ and MH currently charge USD310 for the flight in Y - taxes being SGD136 (USD94). so yes - taxes are that high...

I know the dollar is weak currently, but I'd rather take the bus then.


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3314 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Was just reading that the Malaysian Govt wants to ban Jetstar from operating on the sector.

Obviously the Minister has no idea of the air services agreement... Under the current Malaysia-Australia agreement, Australian carriers can operate SIN-KUL, so they have no chance of blocking them!

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1973/5.html


User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

I think they mean Jetstar Asia, which isn't majority Australian owned... But no doubt the rationale for not wanting them to do the route is related to its Australian roots!

I wonder when Air Asia will launch their flight bookings? Also I read somewhere that they will have access to 2 daily off-peak flights. Why doesn't Tiger get 2 (or if they did, why don't they use both)?


User currently offlineECONOMICS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Air Asia X has 1/2 page ad in todays Brisbane Courier Mail newspaper OOL/KUL aud$259 inc all taxes. (as low as AUD$489 return inc taxes) From KUL to Langkawi from only AUD$19.99. Travel 28JAN-30APR. This is higher than AUD$166 advertised few weeks ago.

FYI-OOL is ~75 minutes drive from BNE on good freeway, except for last few kms before get to OOL (bypass should be finished by mid year, to alleviate this bottleneck).

Only thing is at present don't think it's easy to get from Brisbane to OOL by public transport. Train goes 3/4 of way. Maybe bus service but would be slow, then again if u have family with few kids might be worth the time hassle ?

Obviously, ground transport between Brisbane & OOL WILL GET BETTER TO CATER FOR LARGE South East Queensland population.


User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8643 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2612 times:



Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 4):
Was just reading that the Malaysian Govt wants to ban Jetstar from operating on the sector.

Obviously the Minister has no idea of the air services agreement... Under the current Malaysia-Australia agreement, Australian carriers can operate SIN-KUL, so they have no chance of blocking them!

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/d....html

According to http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...1&sid=apHBmbaqy45s&refer=australia it is "Jetstar Asia Airways Pte" (3K) which is a Singaporean carrier, not Australian, so that agreement would not help.

What that agreement means if JQ fly to SIN, they could fly SIN-KUL under that agreement.



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3314 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2595 times:



Quoting Zeke (Reply 7):
According to http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...1&sid=apHBmbaqy45s&refer=australia it is "Jetstar Asia Airways Pte" (3K) which is a Singaporean carrier, not Australian, so that agreement would not help.

What that agreement means if JQ fly to SIN, they could fly SIN-KUL under that agreement.

That's exactly my point! Jetstar cannot be banned from the sector, no matter how you look at it.

3K has permission to operate as it is a majority Singapore owned company. But if for one reason or another the Malaysians want to play hardball, JQ could operate using its Australian rights. In fact, they may even have the time to operate the sector on its current CNS-SIN operations...

1:00p CNS I 7:00p SIN 1 JQ 57 1-Stop 320 8:00

SIN 1940
KUL 2025

KUL 2055
SIN 2140

10:20p SIN 1 8:30a+1 CNS I JQ 58 1-Stop 320 8:10


User currently offlinePblaketas From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

To get from BNE-OOL the train is good, then you have to get off at Robina and catch a bus down towards Coolangatta, if that bus service still exists, I think it does. Not sure if the bus goes into the airport, you might have to get off next to the highway and walk 200m or so into the airport.

User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2458 times:



Quoting Thorben (Reply 3):
But should rather be $1.

why when it is $0 ?


User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Looks like overnight that 3K has been given approval for SIN-KUL as well.

User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

Quoting MAS777 (Thread starter):
Amazing but true

MAS777; not to sound very annoying, but KL is the common code used for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
KUL refers to the city of Kuala Lumpur.
There are a few of these common abbreviations that cause some confusion when used incorrectly, like BA which refers to either Buenos Aires (BUE/EZE/AEP) or British Airways and LA which refers to either LAX or LAN Airlines...

Edit: Funnily enough you can fly KL to KL, BA to BA and LA to LA Big grin

[Edited 2008-01-09 14:51:37]

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