Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2334 times:
Do Thai and Singapore Airlines let people off the plane at the 1st stop on their flights from LAX-BKK/SIN? The layover isn't long; just an hour or so. What about other airlines that fly flights with a stop in them, like QF and BA on LHR-SIN/BKK-SYD, or SAA on JFK/ATL-JNB/CPT-CPT/JNB, or Emirates on DXB-SIN-SYD?
Airpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2269 times:
Generally, transit pax are allowed off at NRT,KIX with TG and NRT,TPE,HKG with SQ. Most times, pax are encouraged to disembark as they otherwise obstruct the cleaning of the a/c. However exceptionally there may be restrictions - either from the airline when the flt is running seriously late, or from the airport when the terminal is too busy. Airports like DXB, SIN and BKK positively encourage transit passengers to disembark and spend money!
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8656 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2133 times:
In my experience of multi-sector long-haul flights, you either HAVE to get off (EK and most other airlines at SIN, BKK en route to Aus) or you're not allowed off at all. You used to be able to stay onboard if you wanted while some pax wandered off into the duty free shops but those days seem to have passed. If it is a case of having to clear the aircraft, you also have to take all your handluggage as well, which is a HUGE pain in the arse.
PS On recent flights (ie EK DXB-SIN), business class pax (ie me) in transit didn't get access to EK's biz lounge during the ground stop, although pax joining the flight at SIN presumably waited there.
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TurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2110 times:
Having flown the route may times, yes, they do, and encourage you to get off. It is actually very nice, to stretch your legs. They clean the plane while you are off it, but I was seated in the upperdeck, and was able to leave my belongings in my seat and the side compartments.
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2081 times:
Thank you all for your help! I have a few other questions. What about the SAA flights I mentioned above? Also, when you deboard the plane, do you get your same seat if it's a stop like SIN on the LHR-SIN-SYD flight?