the lounge looks really good! QF sounds like it's a very competent airline. thanks for this report. I really enjoyed it.Jump to post
Hey great report! I just wonder why you're raving about <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>'s service. I did eight sectors with them in the past two months on JCL, and it was absolutely dismal. The only time in those eight sectors where I saw the <acronym title="Orlando - ...Jump to post
Great report with nice pictures. Took Thai Air Asia for the first time in June on the same sectors, and it was quite an experience, to say the least. I do however suppose that considering I'd paid less than S$100 (US$70) for both sectors, it was great value for money. On another note, glad to hear y...Jump to post
Loved the photos of the food haha! I don't know if it's just the greedy Singaporean in me talking but the pictures of the meals just got me watering in the mouth haha.
Anyway, fantastic report, pity there weren't any pictures of the meals on the way back!
I only just re-read this trip report and was most sufficiently amused. Oh 'tis a good one!Jump to post
Only just read your report after trying to finish my essays the past couple of days. Thank you for the honorary mention in this amazing trip report of yours haha! Fantastic read as always, and it's always great reading about trips where people aren't moaning about having one less grape or if they we...Jump to post
Absolutely stunning report with fantastic pictures of both the city and the aircraft cabin. Makes me want to hop onto the next plane back to Beijing! <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Anyway, since I happen to be that Singaporean friend that Docpepz was writing about,...Jump to post
I remember a similar discussion a few years back, and we came to the conclusion that most frequent <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> flyers would have similar stories on how the airline went out of its way to pacify otherwise-angry passengers. It's still a top notch airline, although ...Jump to post
Great report! Why did you fly out of Johore but return straight to <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>? Anyway, what's with the sudden spate of reports coming out of <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> these couple of days? ...Jump to post
Nicely done report. I was actually travelling with Docpepz and have a slightly different version of how the flight went. Pretty much similar, but I'd give more credit to the crew. Considering that everyone on the flight was asleep except for the three of us (who were giggling and laughing like teen-...Jump to post
Nice report! It's always great to read about people who've enjoyed their flights. Thanks for sharing it with us! Saw the pictures on your website too, nicely done!Jump to post
Hey, absolutely amazing trip report. Thanks for spending time to write the report and posting all those pictures! Makes me want to hop onto the next <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> flight to <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> or...Jump to post
Nicely done report. I might have missed it, but what was the load factor like on the flight to DEL and BOM? SQ772: (Enters defend <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> mode <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin">)I wouldn't say that <acronym title="Singapore Airl...Jump to post
I'm somewhat skeptical about another non-stop flight to North American cities like <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> or <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>. <acronym...Jump to post
I feel inclined to agree with CXoneworld on this as well. Year-on-year growth might be 34%, but it may not necessarily reflect reality due to the SARS crisis last year, where there was a drastic drop in the number of passengers entering Malaysia and Singapore to unusually low and unsustainable numbe...Jump to post
Superb trip report. Loved the photos and all! I'm not sure about Docpepz's comments though. Whilst SIA and Thai are pricing their <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> flights to match <acronym title="British World Airlines">VF</acronym>'s prices, ...Jump to post
This is just bloody funny. Hats off to ya Hawkins!Jump to post
The shore restaurant and pesky young waiter? Yeah there's this annoying young fellow who goes around shouting at the other waiters. Bloody annoying but oh well.
Anyway, it's a nice place for spotting, although it does get somewhat noisy if you're just looking for a place to eat.
Don't know if it's just the Straits Times giving me a false impression or what but things do seem to be looking up here in <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>, and hopefully the same will apply to <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> soon. But anyway...Jump to post
Very nice report. I've never flown on <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)">SK</acronym> before, but <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym>'s usually quite a pleasure to fly on. You're very fortunate you got to take one of their 773s, I always seem to en...Jump to post
I remember being told about one particular case where the IFS or Inflight Supervisor actually gave the guy a $50 shopping voucher for him to buy stuff at KrisShop to apologise for the damage IFE. So yeah, concur with rupertvander, you should have brought the matter up to the FAs. I'm sure they'd hav...Jump to post
Com'on dudes give <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> some credit when it's due. They did win the award, the did beat all the other airlines, so in spite of whatever S_Air is posting the fact remains that they won the award! Really don't see where the big fuss is all about. If they can ...Jump to post
Garuda: Haha army's fine yeah haven't seen the likes of this board in ages. How's school for you these days? Yeah pretty amazing offers these days. Saw one for StanChart customers this morning in the papers, there was an <acronym title="Finnair (Finland)">AY</acronym> 4D3N <acronym title="Bangkok - ...Jump to post
Yah yah that's the one!! With a <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> FSS batik motif on the cover! Really can't remember anything I read in the book, really, but haha just remember it was quite an engaging read. Don't think there're any other books that give as substantial a write-up on ...Jump to post
Ryanair: Pretty amazing offer, where did you get that from? Been in the army for too long now haha in dire need of a break. I don't recall receiving anything from Citibank offering me anything to that effect. Never flown on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> before so this might be a pret...Jump to post
Well there actually is a pretty good book on SQ and its history that was given out to its staff during the airline's Golden Jubilee or was it the 40th ann.? Can't recall for a fact but I read the book at Docpepz's house a while back. Most entertaining.Jump to post
Just a little note from a citizen of a country in the exotic Far East. Does anyone know that more than 80% of American airpower in the Afghanistan conflict went through or had servicing done in Singapore? And that Singapore has the only naval base outside of the United States where American ships ca...Jump to post
I somehow have this gut feeling that Virgin Blue may choose <acronym title="Kuala Lumpur - International (Sepang) (KUL / WMKK), Malaysia">KUL</acronym> over <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> as their Asian hub. Virgin Blue being a low cost airline would obviou...Jump to post
Great report! I'm not technically inclined myself, so it's really kinda nice to read a report without all the technical details which I really don't understand anyway. The photos add a lot of life into the trip report, really helped to give a visual image to the words.Jump to post
Quite an amusing trip report, but the airline itself doesn't actually sound all that bad, does it? It seems like any other run-of-the-mill kind of airline, nothing spectacular but all right I guess. But I'd personally be erm.. a little turned off to hear announcements made in horrid English by some ...Jump to post
Welcome back to Singapore! Hope you'll have a great time meeting up with all the people you've missed in the past err three years? Anyway, nice report, and oooh yes, we should try organise a meet or something. When will you be going back to the States? Really should try and meet up with some of the ...Jump to post
Tony you've got too much time on your hands.
But on the other hand, this is one HELLUVA trip report, great job!!
I think the great number of different responses from the different members stands to prove that in aviation, just like in anything else on earth, there are no absolutes. You've got these posts by members like Odie who're praising MAS to the core and you've got posts like that by Mx5_boy who doesn't ...Jump to post
Got to agree about the Singaporean weather, it's been an absolute horror. Just today, it was freezing cold in the morning, nice and cool in the late morning, blazing hot around 2pm without a cloud in the sky, and by 3pm it was so cloudy I would have thought the sun didn't even rise. Very annoying. B...Jump to post
Great trip report Qantas, a very enjoyable read. Not quite sure if I understand your return trip correctly, you mean to say you took a train from KUL back to Singapore? Very exotic if you did! The train actually takes an awfully long time and I suspect a bus would bring you back to Singapore in a mu...Jump to post
To just go somewhat off topic, I think the reason why countries like Malaysia are unhappy with the travel advisories being issued by the US, UK and OZ is because it somehow seems strange that these countries don't issue travel advisories advising their citizens not to travel to Spain when there're B...Jump to post
I've actually heard from a few of my friends and acquaintances that some idiots have been calling up various government agencies, military establishments and the likes saying that there's a bomb here there or wherever. In fact I think it was the Singapore Prime Minister who told these buggers to sto...Jump to post
<i>Do you seriously think the Australian government would be so callous as to say such things? If anything happens to our nationals overseas again and they are their against advice you bet your sorry @ss that we would still come to their rescue regardless. And they are not issueing travel advisories...Jump to post
Well just had to add my two cents' worth. My take on this entire issue is simply that the Australian government is simply issuing travel advisories against every country possible so that if an attack happens like anywhere they have their own asses covered and can say "See we told you so." I mean for...Jump to post