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bmi Manchester - London Heathrow | 31 March 2006  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 14493 times:

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Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
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User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 14489 times:


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 14435 times:

Quoting Docpepz (Reply 1):


Oh, and I don't think Singapore Airlines Limited actually own their desks - perhaps if you were present while they were checking in for the morning flight you would have seen their branding.

No trees were harmed by this message. However, several million electrons were terribly inconvenienced
User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 14435 times:

I don't understand. Is this meant to be funny?

If so, well done.

User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 14373 times:

Well that was different I'll give you that!

One thing - I wouldn't expect to see any SQ branding at MAN at 15:30 seeing as their flight leaves around 10am. Trust me the desks are always nicely branded when the flight is checking in  Smile

Oh and did you really think you could get into the lounge without a *A gold card or were you just trying it on? Sorry to break it to you but SQ is no more important than any other airline in the airline alliance for earth.

Flown: A300,A319,A320,A321,A330,A340.A380,717,727,737,747,757,767,777,DC9,DC10,MD11,MD80,F100,F50,ERJ,E190,CRJ,BAe146,Da
User currently offlineNicksair From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 484 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 14366 times:

Right now, i am at a total loss for words... maybe ill come up with some later on.

Nicholas William Reed KSAN/KLAX/KSFO
User currently offlineEurohub From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 14355 times:

Mr Picky notes that British Midland Airways is not a publicly quoted company but is actually a private limited company, hence British Midland Airways plc should actually read British Midland Airways Ltd.

Eurohub  Wink

Forget A vs B - Give me E or BAe any day of the week!
User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 14330 times:

Quoting ManchesterMAN (Reply 4):
Well that was different I'll give you that!



Forever Flight
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2608 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 14238 times:

Fortunately for me, next to me a British Airways plc steward was sat in 10D. I was hoping to ask him some questions but instead he just shut his eyes through the journey.

I'm not bloody surprised!


*slaps forehead with hand over mouth*

Only 1 pic out of the aircraft, but three in the toilet... Seat up & seat down! I was dreading the third one.... Thank god it was the sink, with it's adequately temperatured water!


I'm up to the 'action' shot on the carousel now. I've got the same giggly condition as the two bmi girls in the arrivals hall. It must be an effect you have on people....


Conclusion: Well, there's a great big grin on my face, so at least I'm happy.
I'm just wondering how many of my former bmi colleagues at MAN to send this to....  Wink

User currently offlineCrossChecked From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 14226 times:

Quoting Singapore_Air (Thread starter):
I hope I haven’t bored you to tears with my story.

Oh, you have.


Cabin crew, doors to manual and cross check.
User currently offlinePalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1241 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 14036 times:

I travelled on BD591 two days ago on Monday 17 April.

I booked my ticket at the end of January and I did receive an email from BMI notifying me of the change of departure time of this flight so I'm not sure why you did not get the same message if you booked online.

Eastern - Number One To The Sun
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3831 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 13934 times:

Sorry but this was extremely dull but given your reputation I gave the whole thing a read. Did you really need to give us audio transcripts of every flight that happened to leave whilst you were waiting for yours? Everyone has been to an airport and heard a boarding announcement before...

I'm aware you are a fan of SQ and all this but do are you really hamming it up with:
-The disclaimer
-Trying it on in the lounge with the SQ blue card nonsense
-The pic of the CEO at the end
-All the 'in the spirit of Singapore Airlines' nonsense.

"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineLeonB1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 13878 times:

You forgot to thank your parents, God, Airbus, ATC, BAA, bmi engineering, the CAA, the National Grid and a few others.  Wink

What's with all the SQ bits and pieces, and using their logo? And the disclaimer? Errrrm... Nothing of interest to take from the toilet? Delight at scuffed carpets? Disgusted by a timetable with a small scribble? The SQ CEO portrait? You seem slightly too obsessed!

The most detailed and... 'unique' trip report I've ever read here...  duck 

User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 13787 times:

Wonderful! Just Wonderful!

I had been eagerly awaiting this report. My expectations have been exceeded! Congratulations on a superb piece of work.

User currently offlineYUL2010 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 320 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 13754 times:

Quoting Docpepz (Reply 1):

Ya.... that was me as well...

"Hotel November Oscar clear to land runway 24L"
User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2192 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 13679 times:

Nice report


User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1421 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 13665 times:

"I don't think so my dear!"


I nearly just fell off my chair!



User currently offlineVsa340 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 136 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 13660 times:

Erm.... What can i say... its different but there is a line and you have just crossed that line a bit too far.


What ever life throws at you, remember one thing - Never Surrender
User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13600 times:

Different, thats for sure. I was a bit confused at whether you should be flying SQ or BMI?????? Do you write down EVERY announcement over the P.A system, if so i think you may need to see someone  Wink and WTF is with the picture of the CEO of SQ?

You are one die hard SQ fan,
Thanks for a laugh and a good read.....

Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13593 times:

This is either the best TR gag ever or humanity is in a worse state than I feared.

It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1748 posts, RR: 37
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13580 times:

Um... What can I say except,

Quoting Docpepz (Reply 1):

SR 103

User currently offlineBAtriple7 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13519 times:

My oh my.

At least you didn't include a 'before and after' picture of the toilet after flushing.  vomit 

Btw, how come no FAs stopped you walking into the lav with a camera?

But...one more thing,

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 18):
WTF is with the picture of the CEO of SQ?

User currently offlineSK973 From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13447 times:


He does it again!  bigthumbsup 

Great job, can't wait for the next one!!

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3213 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 13339 times:

I have never heard somebody so picky in my life!!!

You'd have thought you were a celebrity of some sort! You chose to travel that airline, so shut up and deal with their standards!

Rant over Big grin

Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 13296 times:

Time to see a Doctor methinks! Nuff said.

25 Sabena332 : Kudos for your achievement of this brilliant trip report, I am impressed and amused! Patrick
26 Post contains links and images Singapore_Air : Greetings and Salutations to you all. Thank you for your glowing positive comments, constructive criticism or just a post to show shock The Disclaimer
27 Teahan : Well what does one say to this. I enjoyed reading it, I really did!
28 Post contains images EWS : Lew
29 USAFHummer : I'm glad to see you are back in top TR writing form, S_Air...thanks for the laughs! Greg P.S. When is your next trip on O Holy Singapore Airlines or w
30 Post contains images Alaskaqantas : First report I've read form you! Also if people are complaining about his detail, the just don't read those lines! I will say your trip reports are di
31 Post contains images Wrighbrothers : Well, that's...erm...certainly different (yes that's the word) Is this some sort of computer employed by SQ or something ? There's detail..and there's
32 9V-SVA : I smell obsessive-compulsive disorder..
33 Cedarjet : Brilliant report! It obviously took a long time to write and format, so thank you for putting in that much effort on our behalf.
34 Post contains images Gkirk : Absolutely brilliant!
35 Post contains images LeonB1985 : Now, was this written to be taken seriously, or have lots of us (foolishly?) fallen for some sort of joke?
36 Post contains links Mhodgson : Judging by Buzz STN - BOD - STN (28 July / 07 August) (by Singapore_Air Aug 14 2001 in Trip Reports) Singapore Airlines: LHR - SIN - SGN (1st Part) (
37 AFC_Ajax00 : Disturbing to say the least!
38 Post contains images Eurohub : Surely *no-one* on A.net thinks that just because you have the handle Singapore_Air you must be connected to the company in question, do they? I mean
39 LeonB1985 : In a number of respects, this report reminds me of the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, written from the perspective of a boy w
40 Jubilee777 : Still trying to find the right words to put in my mouth.....................
41 Post contains images SK601 : Pfff, it's indeed a different kind of TR, but actually amusing to read. A few comments from my part: *About SSCI, the BMI lady is right, in the (very
42 BMIFlyer : An interesting read... Thanks Lee
43 Myt332 : KH, where is the mention of me since you did call me a few times whilst airside? Unamused. I like the report though. Kudos.
44 Post contains images 9VSPO : I'm speechless.
45 Kazzie : Fantastic Report Mr Hemel!, To bad it was G-MIDW though... *shudder*
46 Post contains links BWI757 : YAAAAAAA!!!!! Singapore_Air is BACK!!!! Be sure to read this wonderful TR spoof RE: Singapore_Air Goes To Hong Kong On CX -Speculative (by N754PR Dec
47 LH477 : Brilliant...your TR is very reminiscent of the one B747-437b (Sean Mendis) would put up. I did enjoy the written language of your report.
48 Post contains images Pope : The opinions expressed below are not those of Pope Benedict, the Vatican City state, the Catholic Church, the Archdiocease of St. Augustine or of Hol
49 BMED : I can't view it. Can someone help?
50 Post contains images LeonB1985 : Some might say it's better that way!
51 Singapore_Air : Oh most unfortunate. This problem will be resolved on 27 May 2006. I apologise for any inconvenience caused. This is due to the file server not being
52 LotsatLHR : He-he. I like the bit about the loo. Has anyone ever seen 'SYD-LHR on a plane'. Another ridiculous trip report. Although I expect this was unintention
53 Lapper : [Pedantic mode on] Amadeus GTD is no such company. If you would like to give it its' full title it's Amadeus IT Group SA [Pedantic Mode off] 2 other t
54 Timboflier215 : Oh. My. Lord. Just gobsmacked!
55 Goodbye : Best trip report ever!!
56 Post contains links PerthGloryFan : He's back!!! It's been two long years since the Trip Reports board has been, er, graced, by SQAir's eloquent and elegantly descriptive discourses. Not
57 Post contains images Rossbaku : Oh lord. Well I'll give you the fact that this is unique! I think *website that shall not be mentioned to prevent bias/warnings* will have a lot of di
58 DTManiac : The most hilarious thread ever. Cannot wait for your next report. Continue like this, please! Frederik
59 Post contains images Ardian : Wicked tripreport! Nice job with that extra scrollbar in your own post Could you post some more pics of the famous Singapore Girls in your next tripre
60 VC-10 : "Right, the story about a ‘friend’ telling me that a KrisFlyer Blue could have access to a Star Alliance lounge was obviously bull****, but trust
61 Bill142 : singapore_air, you do realise you have broken copyrights and your beloved SIA group has every right to take you to court? I would find it quite humour
62 YWG : I don't think I've ever come across a person so obsessed with their journey, you clearly don't get out often do you. Just the way you described that c
63 Lhrmaccoll : I know this is a very long time out of date, but was this a joke? If not, dude, you need to get out more. I would however suggest that next time you c
64 StarGoldLHR : Ok you win. You are more sadder than I. I'm beaten... back to trainspotting for me. two questions though (to which I can usually guess the answer).. 1
65 Post contains images Corey07850 : Thanks for reviving this thread, I needed a good laugh nope. which makes it that much better
66 Post contains images Lhrmaccoll : Your probably 100% right Thats why i Love bmi Yayers!
67 Post contains images Fly727 : I got a Chocolate Macchiato without flake for an awesome sum of £2.49 – a total rip off but I suppose it was nice to have some interaction with a p
68 Speedbird19 : oh my god...whyyy? I think you're a tad bit obsessed with Singapore Airlines, and the point of taking a big trek to T2 was...? Was amusing tho...lol
69 Post contains images ChrisH : Saddest thing I ever read. If I was a SIA manager you'd be on the no-fly list instantly
70 Post contains images N751PR : A portrait of SQ's CEO in a BD trip report...Singapore_Air, you pretty much brought us towards new heights when it comes to this obsession...
71 Post contains images ZBA320 : Just to take the biscuit... What are the normal parameters of a toilet? Apart from the Seat Up, Flush, Seat Down. Interesting and unusual read, howeve
72 Raventom : 6 of the best in Singapore if found guilty! Also chill with the SQ obsession.
73 SOBHI51 : You are about19 now.One suggestion from a father of 3,GET A LIFE. What kind of a person checks on how dirty are the carpets in an airport,or the toile
74 ZKSUJ : Brilliant stuff man. I do hope you are just kidding around. If you aern't, then it is my duty to inform you that no airline is perfect, not even SQ.
75 Lazarus31 : ok how am I gonna put this in a way Sin_Air will understand: As a valued Singapore Ailrlines customer (a PPS club member infact) I have had my fair sh
76 Post contains images Pawsleykat : Very interesting report Singapore_Air. The aircraft you flew was the same one that I flew EDI-LHR in April, 'cept I was in Seat 26A, waaaaay at the ba
77 BrianDromey : Hi guys, Ive not posted on here before, but here goes...... Singapore_Air, you come across as more than a little strange in this trip report. I admire
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