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by infinit
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 75
Views: 9912

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

AA What's with all the hate for AA? I'm from Singapore and took a couple of domestic flights in the US 2 years ago on AA and I had nothing to complain about. They were probably new aircraft I was on so I reckon it doesn't represent their entire fleet but the seat pitch was decent, IFE was great wit...

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Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 5357

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

I double check my boarding card seat with the row number, then I say excuse me, I think you are sitting in my seat, what seat is on your boarding card? Then they check the seat and move, If they ask if I would mind sitting in their seat I say no because they are invariably trying to improve a middl...

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by infinit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 5357

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

What's wrong with you people?! Why on earth would you approach the person sitting in your assigned seat directly? I'm pretty sure your questions here are tongue-and-cheek, but sometimes the situation can be handled at the lowest level by just discussing it with them. No need to immediately involve ...

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by infinit
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 7762

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

Why wouldn't they, and not just Asian airlines? Birds are associated with flight- like how you might have a fish or a sea creature on the logo of a ship maker. With that said the legacy airlines usually have a story like the examples mentioned above. For Singapore Airlines, the bird is also meant to...

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by infinit
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 5357

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

What's wrong with you people?! Why on earth would you approach the person sitting in your assigned seat directly? It happened to me once on a SQ flight. I saw from a few rows down that someone was sitting in my seat.. I walked up to a flight attendant and told him someone was in my seat, showing my...

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by infinit
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 5357

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

What's wrong with you people?! Why on earth would you approach the person sitting in your assigned seat directly? It happened to me once on a SQ flight. I saw from a few rows down that someone was sitting in my seat.. I walked up to a flight attendant and told him someone was in my seat, showing my ...

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by infinit
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 65 Years Ago: CIA and British Intelligence Overthrew Iran's Prime Minister
Replies: 14
Views: 1426

Re: 65 Years Ago: CIA and British Intelligence Overthrew Iran's Prime Minister

You must be a novice to 'the ways of western governments past & present'... This kind of treacherous behavior goes back, way back beyond Brutus & Cicero thinking they would be better rulers than Julius Caesar. At the time you mentioned, guess who was US President...it was Ike, Dwight Eisenh...

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by infinit
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 65 Years Ago: CIA and British Intelligence Overthrew Iran's Prime Minister
Replies: 14
Views: 1426

65 Years Ago: CIA and British Intelligence Overthrew Iran's Prime Minister

Just came across this and I was speechless. How could something like this have gone unabated? [Foreign Policy magazine] 64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup ... "Known as Operation Ajax, the CIA plot was ultimately about oil. Western firms had for decades controlled the ...

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by infinit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was Iran Air like pre-revolution
Replies: 5
Views: 667

What was Iran Air like pre-revolution

I came across some literature about how culturally liberal Iran was before the Islamic revolution of 1979. I couldn't find much on Iran Air during the time beyond this article that shows its FAs in short skirts, a contrast to the present where all females on board need to have their hair covered and...

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by infinit
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 10679

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

How do you know my personal life? Sounds like you're the one trolling. I definitely flew with them, but I did not find service to be better than AA. I flew from LAX to NRT to SIN in the early 2000s. I hate to break it to you, but nothing you've said is coherent. Let's take a look at what you've pos...

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by infinit
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 10679

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

I've heard some allegations that the Skytrax methodology isn't fair. Not sure about that but I'm glad to see Singapore Airlines at the top after 9 years. Over the last decade, LCC competiton has grown exponentially in Southeast Asia and the ME3 have been offerin much more competitive fares in this r...

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by infinit
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR
Replies: 51
Views: 12309

Re: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR

Wow.. that means there's now 4 to 5 daily flights between San Francisco to Singapore. I think it really shows just how strong a market Singapore is- that it can sustain such a high volume of high yielding O&D and connecting traffic. And yet every now and then, people here insist that SIN is goin...

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by infinit
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore-Vancouver: “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”
Replies: 21
Views: 3626

Singapore-Vancouver: “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”

With over 130,000 searches in the last 12 months, a potential city pair from Singapore to Vancouver has been identified as this week’s “Skyscanner-anna.aero Unserved Route of the Week” – a powerful analysis based on aspirational data captured from the Skyscanner.net flight comparison site used by +...

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by infinit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?
Replies: 15
Views: 4143

Re: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?

That sounds horrible. I'm shocked..
Any response from SQ yet?

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by infinit
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 7883

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Trump did the right thing and so did Boeing. Maybe Iran Air should take the issues up with their radical islamic government. If they didn't behave the way they do these things wouldn't happen to them. Saudi Arabia ok, Iran bad :roll: This will make Iran moving into more radicalism. The only solutio...

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by infinit
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 13311

SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/sia-to-offer-non-stop-flights-to-la-soon-looking-for-other-us-cities-to-fly-non Facts based on the Straits Times article: - LAX will be SQ's 2nd US non-stop destination with the 350 ULR variant - It is unclear if their 1-stop options via Tokyo an Seou...

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by infinit
Thu May 31, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 24341

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

How far is this a350 better than the previous a340-500 economically Hello, A brief summary of the fuel consumption of airliners reported at http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1355819 states the following: Airbus 340-500: 8300kg/h Airbus 350-900: 5800kg/h Please note that the 350 figure ...

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by infinit
Thu May 31, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 24977

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

By your logic, the UK should tear down the Big Ben because it screams '1800s'. There is such a thing as heritage and I dare say the Singapore Airlines livery embodies the heritage of the Malayan region (Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and and some parts of Indonesia) with its iconic blue-yellow and the...

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by infinit
Wed May 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 24341

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

The draw to EWR could be UA's massive hub and *A FF base. UA and Singapore never seemed too keen on collaborating. I flew the non-stops to EWR/LAX several times back then, almost always with a connection, and I often ended up on another carrier for the domestic leg, even when UA was a viable option...

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by infinit
Sat May 26, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 24977

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

I think it's timeless. Not dated. It screams 1980s and sticks out like a sore thumb now. Agreed. It so old hat now. :checkmark: The Singapore livery is both timeless and iconic- it holds the same branding value like the logos of Louis Vuitton and Chanel. It's a warmed over rehash of what was an ele...

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by infinit
Fri May 18, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 24977

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

I knew it was a matter of time. Travellers want seemless connections. MI already codeshared with SQ on all its routes from 2015- and yes, it took SQ that long to realise the value of leveraging on its MI network. However despite SQ's extensive efforts to prop up the SilkAir brand as a full-service r...

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LAXintl wrote:
Silk Air to be rebranded as Singapore Airlines and take over more regional ops.

https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/m ... 718-180518


This is big.. deserves its own thread!

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by infinit
Tue May 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 4335

Re: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments

Looks amazing with a lot of potential! Can't wait to visit Iran.. I'll be landing in IKIA in 2 weeks :)

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by infinit
Tue May 08, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Insider: How major airlines refer to Taiwan
Replies: 17
Views: 2958

Business Insider: How major airlines refer to Taiwan

"China wants to dictate how foreign airlines refer to Taiwan and the US is having none of it — this is how every major airline is responding" https://www.businessinsider.sg/what-do-airlines-call-taiwan-china-2018-5/?r=US&IR=T Business Insider reported that on April 25, authorities from...

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by infinit
Mon May 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 50
Views: 8805

Re: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?

Simple answer: branding. There could be many other reasons as well but as a Public Relations and Marketing executive, I'd focus on the branding aspect. Airlines brand themselves on various things. For Southwest for example, the value of their brand is based on offering efficient and economical fligh...

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by infinit
Fri May 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore named busiest int'l route
Replies: 9
Views: 1959

Re: BBC: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore named busiest int'l route

RE the Singapore - Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail Project Since I was a child growing up in Singapore, there was talk about it. But the deadline keeps getting pushed back. It was supposed to be operational by 2020 sometime back.. I've lost all hope in it :( Both governments seem to be really slow in m...

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by infinit
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15327

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

I have friends who are SQ flight attendants. They tell me that they are required to clean the lavatories every 30 minutes or so on all flights.

I have seen the crew walking in with cleaning equipment on my flights with them.

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by infinit
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 28
Views: 9175

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

You could say the same about public toilets. #closethedoor Except the issue is a fundamental design flaw in the cabin. The only set up that allows for meal service is to sit in the chair facing out towards the opposite suite and the door to remain open as otherwise the crew can’t serve you. You the...

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by infinit
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 28
Views: 9175

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

Note to myself: never book first class on SIA... I detect a whaff of satire in this post post. In any case, Singapore Airlines has always always invested a lot in the products and updated their products regularly. Case in point, their long-haul Business Class circa 2007. It was the first to go 1-2-...

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by infinit
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [With photos] New Business Class in Singapore Airlines' first ever Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 10
Views: 13244

Re: [With photos] New Business Class in Singapore Airlines' first ever Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

I was keeping a lookout for a Trip Report of SQ's new short-haul Business Class :)
Thanks a lot for sharing.
I can't wait to try this when I fly to Bangkok for work.
From the pictures, I imagine this seat could be comfortable even on an ultra long-haul!

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by infinit
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM
Replies: 23
Views: 5429

Re: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM

The CEO did mention that it might not necessarily be for the mainline carrier itself; "We will continue to look at it and explore if it will fit into our plan. It would be not necessarily for Singapore Airlines, but for the group," Goh Choon Phong has said. And seeing as how airlines have...

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by infinit
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LH: Special A380 VIP Flight in First Class
Replies: 8
Views: 11082

Re: LH: Special A380 VIP Flight in First Class

Love the Bavarian outfits and the traditional Brotzeit lunch box in that checkered wrapping!
It's nice when airlines make the effort to showcase their traditional cultures, give the whole experience more character.
Thanks for sharing.

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by infinit
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ announces new FCL and JCL products for 777-9
Replies: 10
Views: 2870

Re: SQ announces new FCL and JCL products for 777-9

In terms of the previous generation of products, I could not understand why SQ didn't put their 2008 Suites of the 380 onto the 77W considering the popularity of the Suites. They could have just made it slightly narrower to suit the dimensions of the latter. The 77W First Class felt like a big step ...

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by infinit
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin photos from SQ 787-10
Replies: 13
Views: 4252

Re: Cabin photos from SQ 787-10

Yes, the cabin looks nice, but I shall be honest and say that I'd like to see some more colour from SQ...that blue/grey combination, while very soothing and simple, is a bit on the drab side...I would have liked a richer colour combination, like rust/gold/blue..a tad more adventurous and less remin...

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by infinit
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23384

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Finally! The first pictures of SQ's 787-10 Business Class are out: https://www.ausbt.com.au/review-singapore-airlines-boeing-787-10-regional-business-class As always with SQ, the colours are warm brown tones and it conveys a sense of understated luxury. Definitely an improvement over the current 2-2...

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by infinit
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 18954

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

I’ve read for years about the tense relationship SQ has with UA, but if flying to EWR for pax to connect onwards on United, it would help fill SQ’s airplane- so could the poor relationship actually get in the way of selling tickets and making money? I thought the UA/SQ feud was debunked. Thought it...

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by infinit
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23384

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Stunning! Can’t wait to see more 787-10 in the skies!! SQ certainly have a varied fleet! They do turn them over fast! Next up for retirement should be 5 non-ER B773, 2 Oh god yes... I fly SIN-BKK regularly and more often than not I get one of those old 773. While it doesn't bother me that much sinc...

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by infinit
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23384

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

RE the 3-3-3 Economy config, keep in mind that SQ will be using this aircraft on short-haul/regional routes, the bulk of which are under 6 hours. The regional market in Southeast Asia is highly price sensitive and SQ's fares have gone down a lot in recent years. Something's gotta give. When it comes...

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by infinit
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23384

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

It's amazing how SQ livery looks gorgeous on every aircraft they've had (the exception being the 380).. Truly timeless.

Can't wait to see the interiors which I expect should flood the net in a few hours when the embargo is lifted.

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by infinit
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris
Replies: 26
Views: 4827

Re: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris

I could not disagree with that any more strongly. Even among my non-aviation circles of friends and colleagues the mere mention of any aircraft incident can bring up Malaysia Airlines, and imagine the headlines if they announced a reintroduction of service to the US based on how prominently that st...

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by infinit
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris
Replies: 26
Views: 4827

Re: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris

The report doesn't hint that it will be anytime soon. Coming from a Malaysian source and knowing what the media there are like just before an upcoming General Election, I wouldn't give any credibility to this report. It's probably just an attempt to get rouse up some nationalistic sentiments, like &...

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by infinit
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines eases rules to woo former cabin crew
Replies: 0
Views: 1214

Singapore Airlines eases rules to woo former cabin crew

With tougher competition in the premium carrier space, and presumably Singapore's greying population, SQ is reportedly trying to get former crew the airline has trained to return. The article reports that many returning applicants had previously left to start families. The Straits Times: Singapore A...

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by infinit
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 13154

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

I too think that CX has too much arrogance overall, I believe that there is some sort of delusion that the current management have, especially thinking that its still a strong brand and a market leader that it once was, obviously something is not working at CX with the past years of losses evident ...

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by infinit
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 13154

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

What about Dragonair? Dragonair is not an LCC. It's a full-service regional airline that even has an F Cabin. Like SQ's Silkair albeit Silkair only operates narrow bodies with J and Y cabins. CX doesn't have a real LCC the way SQ has Scoot which has expanded sizeably after it integrated with Tiger.

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by infinit
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 13154

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

I remember 7 years ago when SQ only had a minority stake in Tiger and talked about starting an LCC which became Scoot, CX's CEO arrogantly said they dont need an LCC subsidiary because they're right by the growing Chinese market... Ironic to see top carriers like CX and SQ suffer. Just for the recor...

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by infinit
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best First Class Seat Experience - US East Coast to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Best First Class Seat Experience - US East Coast to Europe

SQ JFK-FRA without a doubt on their 380 Suites.
Its currently their older 1-2-1 layout one, not the newer 1-1 configured one in the press last year.
The former is still an amazing experience IMO with SQ's understated elegance.

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by infinit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6719

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Beautiful. Qantas does amazing special liveries inspired by their native aboriginal art.. In contrast to airlines with generic soulless schemes *cough* lufthansa...

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by infinit
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 37
Views: 6373

Re: Is the route map dead?

Bit of a rant... Like many of you I love looking at route maps. Mainly just for kicks but also so that I can see clearly where an airline flies non-stop. You used to be able to get a clear route map on almost any airline's website. The really good ones allowed you to mouse-over a city and easily se...

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