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by kdm
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Seat In First Class On SQ 747
Replies: 5
Views: 9637

RE: Best Seat In First Class On SQ 747

I prefer 1B every time. If you are shallow like me you can pretend you are the only person on the plane. 1B is not the best for looking out the window, but then the flight you are on is a night flight so nothing to see anyway. There is a load hum that comes from the nose but that soon goes once you ...

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by kdm
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SYD - LHR, Etihad Or Singapore
Replies: 16
Views: 7111

RE: SYD - LHR, Etihad Or Singapore

Also don't count on being able to use your points to get the upgrade between Sydney and Singapore on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>. For over three years I flew Singapore/Sydney every couple of months and not once could I get an upgrade with points. Maybe I was really unlucky but I...

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by kdm
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines... How We Far Have We Come?
Replies: 43
Views: 10945

RE: Singapore Airlines... How We Far Have We Come?

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by kdm
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines... How We Far Have We Come?
Replies: 43
Views: 10945

RE: Singapore Airlines... How We Far Have We Come?

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by kdm
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK One Bag Rule To End?
Replies: 44
Views: 4314

RE: UK One Bag Rule To End?

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by kdm
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines... How We Far Have We Come?
Replies: 43
Views: 10945

RE: Singapore Airlines... How We Far Have We Come?

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by kdm
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines... How We Far Have We Come?
Replies: 43
Views: 10945

RE: Singapore Airlines... How We Far Have We Come?

My favorite Lee Kwon Yoo quote regarding the marketing of Singapore Girls with <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> is "the problem is once a woman turns 30 she is no longer attractive" , or words to that effect. I know I am taking it out of context, but I love the fact it is not <acrony...

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by kdm
Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQA380's Capt. Ting: A380 Created By God
Replies: 77
Views: 24923

RE: SQA380's Capt. Ting: A380 Created By God

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by kdm
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Standing Up In Planes On The Runway
Replies: 62
Views: 17095

RE: Chinese Standing Up In Planes On The Runway

I recently flew China Southern internally within China and on touch down a <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> came and got 2 passengers out of their seats, got their bags and took them up the front. We had only just touched down with reverse thrusters doing there thing and it prompt...

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by kdm
Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Man Survives 55m Flight In Wheel Well Of An SQ 772
Replies: 33
Views: 7414

RE: Man Survives 55m Flight In Wheel Well Of An SQ 772

I am sure when I took this flight that it did not go very high. I can not remember the exact altitude but it surprised me at the time. Although it is a short flight I likened it to flying from Wellington to Christchurch many years ago where I am sure they still went to 30000 feet even though it is a...

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by kdm
Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread #12
Replies: 202
Views: 10791

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread #12

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by kdm
Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread #12
Replies: 202
Views: 10791

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread #12

Chewing gum is contraband in Singapore You are allowed to bring in 1 or 2 open packets now. You can also buy it under prescription or from a Chemist if you have your passport. The rumoured reason is because a MRT train door would not open one day due to chewing gum, hence it was banned. I think the ...

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by kdm
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread #12
Replies: 202
Views: 10791

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread #12

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by kdm
Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread #12
Replies: 202
Views: 10791

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread #12

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by kdm
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2007
Replies: 652
Views: 10763

RE: Rugby World Cup 2007

I can't help but whinge. I live in Singapore and they didn't bother putting the <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> game on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>!!! So annoying. They did put the Aussie game on so at least I can watch that. They played a football (soccer) g...

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by kdm
Sat Sep 15, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If 9/11 Hadn't Been A Clear Day?
Replies: 64
Views: 10138

RE: What If 9/11 Hadn't Been A Clear Day?

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by kdm
Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380s For Vietnam Al?
Replies: 25
Views: 8733

RE: A380s For Vietnam Al?

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by kdm
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is It Safe To Charge Batteries In The Air?
Replies: 15
Views: 6067

RE: Is It Safe To Charge Batteries In The Air?

SQ used to tell you to remove batteries if using the in seat power but they no longer do. I assumed that they had relaxed the whole removing batteries thing.

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by kdm
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QFA380 Interior Photos; Any1 Else Released Photos?
Replies: 34
Views: 15871

RE: QFA380 Interior Photos; Any1 Else Released Photos?

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by kdm
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QFA380 Interior Photos; Any1 Else Released Photos?
Replies: 34
Views: 15871

RE: QFA380 Interior Photos; Any1 Else Released Photos?

This is what got my attention "Stay in touch when you’re in the air with internet and e-mail access on your seatback or on your own laptop. The Qantas A380 also has SMS and telephone connectivity." Looking forward to internet on planes again. I hope <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> d...

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by kdm
Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ And Operational Exigencies
Replies: 4
Views: 3226

SQ And Operational Exigencies

Maybe I am illiterate but I have just completed an internet check in on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> and received an automated email. The email says "However, Singapore Airlines may have to re-assign seats without prior notice due to operational exigencies" I am native English sp...

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by kdm
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F And J Class In Upper Deck Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 5309

RE: F And J Class In Upper Deck Questions

I always sit upstairs for long haul on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>. I like upstairs because it is very rare that children are upstairs (I have 2 children under 4 so I am a hypocrite). It is noisy though as you get a lot of wind noise. <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acro...

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by kdm
Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380s Will Have Showers
Replies: 70
Views: 15132

RE: Emirates A380s Will Have Showers

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by kdm
Thu May 10, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Travellers And First Class
Replies: 52
Views: 7956

RE: Business Travellers And First Class

I can fly business if greater than 8 hours. I fly Singapore/London about 6 times a year. I will always fly business as I can sleep approx 8 hours on the flight, I arrive at 5:30am UK time and can go to the hotel, check in, shower and be in the office for 8:30. As I don't like to be away from the fam...

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by kdm
Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore:Why So Many Airports?
Replies: 12
Views: 9630

RE: Singapore:Why So Many Airports?

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by kdm
Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 Preview!
Replies: 22
Views: 8694

RE: Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 Preview!

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by kdm
Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland International Airport Transit Passengers
Replies: 19
Views: 9352

RE: Auckland International Airport Transit Passengers

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by kdm
Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Time For Chinese Pilot To Learn Some English.
Replies: 153
Views: 51240

RE: Is Time For Chinese Pilot To Learn Some English.

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by kdm
Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Time For Chinese Pilot To Learn Some English.
Replies: 153
Views: 51240

RE: Is Time For Chinese Pilot To Learn Some English.

I remember flying from <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> to London on United and listening to channel 12? the entire trip a number of years ago. When flying over Scotland the ATC was trying to communicate with the American pilot. The scottish ATC gave instructions 4 times, each time the Americ...

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by kdm
Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Celebrity Pilots
Replies: 83
Views: 21870

RE: Celebrity Pilots

How about the Sultan of Brunei. Apparently he often flies his 747 and likes doing "touch and goes" for fun. Also apparently no one really knows if he actually has a license as everyone is to scared to ask him. A big advantage of running your own Country I guess. Probably all rubbish but part of me h...

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by kdm
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starting My Life As Business Traveler, Tips?
Replies: 95
Views: 8995

RE: Starting My Life As Business Traveler, Tips?

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by kdm
Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starting My Life As Business Traveler, Tips?
Replies: 95
Views: 8995

RE: Starting My Life As Business Traveler, Tips?

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by kdm
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starting My Life As Business Traveler, Tips?
Replies: 95
Views: 8995

RE: Starting My Life As Business Traveler, Tips?

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by kdm
Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Takeoff & Landing Camera On ANA 767 Last Night
Replies: 35
Views: 11958

RE: Takeoff & Landing Camera On ANA 767 Last Night

Cathay Pacific have it on some 777's. It was mounted just behind the noise wheel so you could watch the wheel go up and down. On Emirates I think it was mounted on the actual front wheel so during the flight you of course could not see anything.

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by kdm
Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starting My Life As Business Traveler, Tips?
Replies: 95
Views: 8995

RE: Starting My Life As Business Traveler, Tips?

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by kdm
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Loss Of Cabin Pressure, Why No Masks?
Replies: 51
Views: 8091

RE: Loss Of Cabin Pressure, Why No Masks?

I have this theory about face masks which it would be nice to know if it rings true. At 30,000 feet if the plane has a huge problem and takes a sudden dive (like a bit of the fuselage falls off) we have complete loss in cabin pressure I have two choice. 1. take oxygen 2. don't bother. Theory 1) If t...

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by kdm
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going Through 10000 Feet
Replies: 14
Views: 4758

RE: Going Through 10000 Feet

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by kdm
Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going Through 10000 Feet
Replies: 14
Views: 4758

RE: Going Through 10000 Feet

Thanks, but a bit boring. I was hoping it was to re-enforce that as we have gone above 10000 feet remember you can no longer breath on your own.

Or on descent it was to let you know that should a window pop out you probably don't need oxygen anymore.

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by kdm
Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going Through 10000 Feet
Replies: 14
Views: 4758

Going Through 10000 Feet

I learnt recently that when a flight ascends or descends through 10,000 feet the pilot rings the chime. I had never noticed this before but I now see it happening most of the time. Well at least on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> and always when descending and sometimes when ascendi...

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by kdm
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Unveil 787 On The 7/8/07
Replies: 51
Views: 15415

RE: Boeing To Unveil 787 On The 7/8/07

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by kdm
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peanuts In Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5355

RE: Peanuts In Flight

SQ serve peanuts by default. However if they have someone on board with an allergy they announce that they will not be serving them, and tell passengers who bought peanuts on board not to open them. Don't know how effective that is but it is at least an attempt.

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by kdm
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Reviewing Its PPS - More Selective Criteria
Replies: 14
Views: 3340

RE: SIA Reviewing Its PPS - More Selective Criteria

I have been a PPS member for about 3 years now. I do about 100k per year and just over 50K of that is in business class which is why of course I qualify for PPS. I always fly <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> unless they don't go where I want to, or they have no seats available, which...

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by kdm
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does John Travolta 707 Have Hush Kits?
Replies: 48
Views: 19521

Does John Travolta 707 Have Hush Kits?

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by kdm
Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Vs. A340 - AC CEO Comments
Replies: 174
Views: 26032

RE: 777 Vs. A340 - AC CEO Comments

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by kdm
Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boarding By Bus...
Replies: 64
Views: 6735

RE: Boarding By Bus...

On my last two flights from Heathrow to Singapore on SQ (in the last couple of months) we were bussed to the plane. Both times I was flying 1st class and it really did detract from the experiance.

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by kdm
Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who has flown on a VC-10?
Replies: 48
Views: 10544

Who has flown on a VC-10?

Not exactly but around the same time my mother flew from CHCH to London. This included a flight from I believe <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> to Heathrow on the VC10. Just after take off their was a bomb scare and the pilot did a very quick (and according to mum a dramatic re...

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by kdm
Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Putting Air Bags On 777LR
Replies: 20
Views: 12320

RE: DL Putting Air Bags On 777LR

Am I being cynical or are they actually saying that the air bags will be installed into the riskiest (business class) seats, so it is a case of survival of the richest

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by kdm
Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Kicked Off Plane For Breast-Feeding Baby
Replies: 124
Views: 20743

RE: Woman Kicked Off Plane For Breast-Feeding Baby

It was the case in New Zealand and possibly still is that it is illegal to breast feed in public. In Scotland however it is illegal to prevent a woman from breast feeding in public. I certainly hope there is more to the story. My wife recently flew business to <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</ac...

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by kdm
Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore 777-300 ER Picture
Replies: 64
Views: 18790

RE: Singapore 777-300 ER Picture

I am hoping their will be something at Changi today. I am flying 1st class to London today so if I am lucky they will have something in the lounge at least.

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by kdm
Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secret Airport Fee Targets Families - AKL
Replies: 18
Views: 2897

RE: Secret Airport Fee Targets Families - AKL

I think it is necessary, New Zealand has such a large problem with professional people leaving New Zealand to work overseas that a price hike to leave the Country might help  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> That said Auckland is already the worst airport for fami...

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