Thorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3394 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.
Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3199 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)?
ECONOMICS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3182 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.
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...
Pblaketas From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2982 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.
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