Nicholaschee From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8217 times:
Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 11): What happened to the A345s on the days when they didn't operate the service? With its unusual seating layout, and testing economics, did they use it on another route or just park it?
Quoting Newyorkcityboi (Reply 10): Because there are enough demands for J service. There are also demands for Y but it's low yield and SQ do not want it so all the Y passengers go JFK-FRA-SIN.
On a in my opinion very sub par product in their 744s. I know this probably last for much longer as the 747's get phased out of the SQ fleet, but I still wonder why this route hasn't gone to the 77W as yet?
Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8949 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7676 times:
Quoting SQ_EK_freak (Reply 13): On a in my opinion very sub par product in their 744s. I know this probably last for much longer as the 747's get phased out of the SQ fleet, but I still wonder why this route hasn't gone to the 77W as yet?
Sub par? Try flying TATL on a AA 763 or even a UA 744 then talk to me about sub par
Rara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2283 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5550 times:
Quoting Flighty (Reply 21): Wonder how the global warming regs are going to affect this flight... Big grin It burns a lot of fuel per person!
Sure does, but it's paid for... if there are any regulations to come, they'd put a price on emissions, not on a flight or a seat mile. Percentage-wise, that would have a smaller impact on J fares than on Y fares.
Samson was a biblical tough guy, but his dad Samsonite was even more of a hard case.
RB211TriStar From United States of America, joined May 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4534 times:
Quoting Airbazar (Reply 14): Sub par? Try flying TATL on a AA 763 or even a UA 744 then talk to me about sub par
First of all, I don't think UA operates any 744's TATL. Secondly, the new UA product is fantastic compared to any other US based product. As a matter of fact, I choose UA over LH on TATL for C-Class travel.
: This sector attracts lots of attention. This is partly due to its status as the longest ULH route in the world. I also suspect that a good proportion
: Agreed - this seems like one of the most likely-yet-not-currently-served flights in the entire US-international sector. I am not positive of the econ
: SQ could fill ORD-SIN nonstop or direct via Asia, but UA does not want this as it could impact ORD-HKG-SIN.
: SIN-ORD has probably not high enough yield to make an all J-class A345 flight profitable. SIN-EWR connects two of the major financial hubs in the wor
: 1) UA already flies from ORD to SIN, via HKG.. 2) Even if ORD-SIN was not served in any way, there are MANY U.S.-int'l routes that would be FAR more
: If SQ could make profit on a direct SIN-ORD route, they would already have done it. What gives UA more right than SQ to fly SIN-HKG-ORD? Very true, w
: Even without codesharing between SQ/UA, I'm sure SQ will still book interline connections with UA, the only difference being that the connecting UA f
: UA's new F suite is so fantastic that buying a C ticket on UA and using my systemwide to get into F is the best luxury deal in the sky. That seat in 1
: Great to see this service going daily, I flew it two weeks ago and it was honestly the best flight i've ever been on. The timing is absolutely perfect
: Incorrect. There are not many 744s on TATL but UA does send a 744 on SFO-FRA (makes sense to their biggest European partner's hub ). They also run th
: Yep, you're right. My bad. When I think TATL, I always think IAD, not SFO (or ORD for that matter). I haven't seen UA 744 metal on the FRA route in a
: I can't speak for F and C 'cause I only fly in Y and I've flown SQ in Y on their 744's and I can tell you that not a single US carrier even comes clo
: How about SIN-MAN-ORD daily on a 772ER?