gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25183 posts, RR: 55 Posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4378 times:
Just randomly perusing the SQ website, and I see that it notes Newcastle, as a destination, so I search for NCL-SIn flights for January, expecting it to come up with something like NCL-DUS-FRA-SIN in conjunction with LH, but no, it brings up NCL-LHR(BA)-SIN (SQ).
Connections available for all the SQ flights from LHR...
I would maybe expect someone like Expedia to offer this routing and mix of carriers, but not the SQ website directly. How long have they been doing this?
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Depart- Fri 21 Jan 2011
Newcastle (NCL) to Singapore (SIN)
Departs Arrives Flight Airline Flying Time Fare Type
07:20 London (LHR)
(A321) Economy Class British Airways 16Hr(s):15Min(s) Flexi
10:55 Singapore (SIN)
(A380-800) Economy Class Singapore Airlines Flexi
[Edited 2010-10-20 13:57:36]
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kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8723 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4302 times:
I guess maybe SQ realise that their pax don't want to make a double connection over FRA and DUS when they can make a single one over LHR . Airlines will often offer connections with non-alliance partners , it is not that unusual .
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RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10291 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4101 times:
Most airlines interline with each other and can sell tickets on each other. It's not a codeshare, but rather, SQ is buying a BA ticket at a discounted price. Interlining has been around for ages and predates the codesharing that has developed with the mega alliances. Most network carriers interline with each other, but some LCC carriers do not. You are more likely to see interline tickets sold during irregular operations. For example, if a LHR-SIN flight canceled, SQ could buy tickets on BA for its passengers to reaccomodate them.
There is a lot of cooperation between airlines that goes beyond alliances. All airlines cooperate with each other. Even ones that run rather independantly like WN still cooperate in some ways. Boeing and Airbus hold multiple conventions per year where airlines do get together.
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26861 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3950 times:
Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 4): It's not a codeshare, but rather, SQ is buying a BA ticket at a discounted price.
SQ isn't buying a BA ticket. They issue a through fare and divide the revenue based on either a special prorate agreement or, in the absence of an SPA, the Multilateral Prorate Agreement administered by IATA that virtually all major airlines that interline participate in.
airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 9057 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3829 times:
I don't know what the exact agreement is between BA and SQ. I've done the Interline ticket before with other carriers and it's OK but it has some drawbacks. I could only checkin online if the airline that I bought the ticket from is operating the first leg of the journey, and I couldn't get the boarding pass at the begining of the first segment, for the second segment. If this is true for BA/SQ interline, in the example shown by the OP, you can only get your LHR-SIN boarding pass after you get to LHR. Depending on delays and connection time, you may end up missing your connecting flight while waiting in line at the checkin counter or transfer desk. And if you bought the ticket from SQ, you can't do your checkin online for the trip. Just a few things to consider.