I've flown both on the route. I flew CX
2 weeks ago but my decision was purely based on price. Because I didn't have 2 people to travel with me, CX
was half the price of SQ
Nice planes, crew were good too. Food on the way out from SIngapore (dinner) was average, the breakfast back to Singapore was excellent.
's Inflight Entertainment is more archaic than SQ
's Krisworld in 1995, but adequate for a 3h15min flight.
Things that SQ
has but CX
Internet Check-in even for non members of SQ
Phone Check in out of Singapore
Menus in Economy Class
Porcelain plates for the Y main meal
Possible Audio-Video on Demand in Y class with 60 movies. If not, normal Krisworld has 22 channels, which is more than CX
's ordinary offering anyway.
Cocktails and Aperitifs in Y: CX
only offered wine on my SIN
sector. on SQ
you could get a Singapore Sling, BLoody Mary and other aperitifs in Y.
Well if we really have to get to details, SQ
has a wider range of toiletries and perfumes in their Y lavatories! (Singapore_Air, who doesn't seem to post anymore has done extensive tests on their sanitary pads, you should try contacting him regarding that!)
Things that CX
has does SQ
Almost guaranteed Western pilots
Possibly nicer interiors as CX
has just refurbished many of their regional planes.
And anyway, both airlines have 5 flights a day each to HKG
! Service is very good, but different. Both offer very scripted service but at least you know what to expect and I like that. Remember, I don't mind if they're robots so long as the robots are nice to me! =)
Oh but seriously for a flight just over 3 hours, I would choose them based on price. Since they cost the same, I'd choose them based on schedule. They're both excellent airlines.
[Edited 2005-04-12 10:59:50]