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by Coal
Tue May 21, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines 2020 Fleet Plans
Replies: 21
Views: 8128

Re: Singapore Airlines 2020 Fleet Plans

Ugh. The 773As with the old seats in J and Y don't seem like they will ever go away.

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by Coal
Sat May 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2785

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Yes, there have been a couple of small terrorist attacks in Lahore since. No biggie. It's too late for you here, but if you want to be taken seriously in the future you should not refer to the death of 20 people as "no biggie". Wow. Sorry, that was completely insensitive. Thanks for calli...

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by Coal
Fri May 17, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani airspace reopened to Indian flights
Replies: 14
Views: 3043

Re: Pakistani airspace reopened to Indian flights

I was booked to fly TG SIN-BKK-LHE and return. TG first changed the flights to KHI instead. Then they changed the timing. They are only operating day flights, not evening or red eyes, into KHI, for some reason. BKK-KHI was normal, it took 5 hours, we did not go all the way out almost to Oman to turn...

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by Coal
Wed May 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2785

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

...that I'd be framed for some crime unbeknownst to me. I generally have a look at travel advice for the country I am going to visit. The US page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ also quite helpful if you translate it, the one from Germany: https:/...

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by Coal
Wed May 15, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2785

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

I just went on holidays to Pakistan a few weeks ago. What an amazing country. So much history, so peaceful, so beautiful. Islamabad is amazing, such a livable city. I was never afraid. Yes, there have been a couple of small terrorist attacks in Lahore since. No biggie. What's the worst that can happ...

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by Coal
Wed May 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11727

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

WNTS: I just want to do this for a few years and see the world. WTS: I love travel. WHY: This is true with any job, but because of the length of training NEVER say you have any intention of leaving. There are many jobs / careers in which it is more than fine and almost expected to say you only want...

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by Coal
Wed May 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5738

Re: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes

love the GUM hub, really wish it could position itself to a SE Asia hub with a connection to LAX/SFO. When UA recently pulled GUM-PVG, the network planning VP stated a new route from GUM would replace it, however, appears that has backtracked and there has been nothing. Really would like to see a L...

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by Coal
Tue May 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5738

Re: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes

At one point the GUM-HKG extended to SIN as well. It was funny to get on a UA 738 for very very cheap to fly from SIN to HKG.

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by Coal
Fri May 03, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38895

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Love the branding. Finally not something ridiculous like Scoot or Jetstar or Vanilla or Peach or Chocolate Chip Mint or Cookies and Cream. My thoughts exactly. It's simple, minimalist, very Japanese, almost that "vaporwave aesthetic" feel to it. Tokyo circa 1990. It doesn't feel cheap and...

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by Coal
Fri May 03, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will SQ replace its 773As on the CGK and MNL routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: What will SQ replace its 773As on the CGK and MNL routes?

I'm pretty sure they could forego F and replace it with a good, modern lie-flat business class on these routes. No. Very rich Indonesian-Chinese and Filipino-Chinese will get blisters in their @$$ if they fly J. Besides, they will usually purchase an F ticket to connect in SIN to Europe, Australia,...

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by Coal
Fri May 03, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will SQ replace its 773As on the CGK and MNL routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

What will SQ replace its 773As on the CGK and MNL routes?

SQ still has a bunch of 773As, some of which have a very old Y product with new seat covers. These planes mainly fly to CGK and MNL (and a few other destinations in China and I believe Australia), particularly in the early morning and evening rotations. The planes cater to the business traffic betwe...

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by Coal
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's Scoot Announces Route Suspensions
Replies: 17
Views: 6309

Re: Singapore's Scoot Announces Route Suspensions

Bangalore and Yangon being fully handed over to SQ/MI makes sense. Strong business / premium demand to those destinations.

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by Coal
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jewel Terminal at SIN
Replies: 51
Views: 7637

Re: New Jewel Terminal at SIN

SCQ83 wrote:
So this is just a mall attached to Changi?

What a depressing place Singapore is. Is there anything else to do other than shopping?

Tons, especially nature and museums, but it’s easy to be lazy and critical rather than to do a bit of research, isn’t it?

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by Coal
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38895

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Love the branding. Finally not something ridiculous like Scoot or Jetstar or Vanilla or Peach or Chocolate Chip Mint or Cookies and Cream.

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by Coal
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who flies what into Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Who flies what into Singapore

I believe GA is flying some sort of CRJ (CRJ-1000?) from SIN to Belitung Island, though I have not spotted it yet. GA only has one type of CRJ (CRJ-1000). And yes, SIN-TJQ is indeed 4/wk CRJ-1000. All the other GA flights into SIN are 738, though (Including CGK-SIN). GA also flies the A333 to CGK a...

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by Coal
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who flies what into Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Who flies what into Singapore

I believe GA is flying some sort of CRJ (CRJ-1000?) from SIN to Belitung Island, though I have not spotted it yet.

There's also the odd 737 classic (I think mostly -400) from some of the smaller, dodgy Indonesian cargo airlines.

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by Coal
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.
Replies: 26
Views: 2803

Re: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.

Love flying in Asia.
Hate flying in the US.

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by Coal
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar Airways odd backtracking rules
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: Qatar Airways odd backtracking rules

It allows me to book LHE - DOH - SIN - DOH - LHE. Though not SIN - DOH - LHE - DOH - SIN. Maybe book the SIN - DOH sector separate, and the DOH - LHE sector separate? If your looking to rack One World miles, you can also fly Sri Lankan airlines? Unfortunately SIN-DOH-SIN is ridiculously expensive. ...

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by Coal
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar Airways odd backtracking rules
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: Qatar Airways odd backtracking rules

It's probably yield management. SIN-DOH is high yielding so they're not ok with you buying SIN-DOH-LHE which may not offer them the best yields. Whereas CGK & KUL, being VFR markets, may not command as high a yield as SIN. That's my theory anyway. But in that case they could still allow me to b...

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by Coal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar Airways odd backtracking rules
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: Qatar Airways odd backtracking rules

It's probably yield management. SIN-DOH is high yielding so they're not ok with you buying SIN-DOH-LHE which may not offer them the best yields. Whereas CGK & KUL, being VFR markets, may not command as high a yield as SIN. That's my theory anyway. But in that case they could still allow me to b...

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by Coal
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar Airways odd backtracking rules
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Qatar Airways odd backtracking rules

I am trying to buy a ticket SIN-DOH-LHE and return but when I choose SIN as the origin it does not allow me to choose LHE as the destination. However, I can book CGK-DOH-LHE or KUL-DOH-LHE. I thought this was strange. So I called Qatar Airways directly and the person on the line said you can't buy S...

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by Coal
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy
Replies: 51
Views: 8829

Re: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy

https://www.dawn.com/news/1472142?fbclid=IwAR3nSMrgRT3mBsBf7pz1Pwc2SNKr_bF9AYUhNqyUQ9JQhzxuGEsLeSuwhxI here you go mate. "However, flights for Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and New Delhi will not operate due to security reasons." No difference as far as India is concerned That PIA operates .........

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by Coal
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 12630

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

Miami with a 77W. Will be full of connecting pax to Central and South America on AV.

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by Coal
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy
Replies: 51
Views: 8829

Re: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy

I’m going to Pakistan for a wedding in two weeks. Then going on a road trip from Lahore to Islamabad and back. Super excited!

But now very concerned as we’re flying via BKK and it seems TG 345 has been cancelled for the last few weeks.

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by Coal
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1944

Re: How many countries have you visited?

48 so far. India was 48th. Pakistan will be 49th in a couple of weeks.

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by Coal
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Waste Reduction in In-Flight Services
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Waste Reduction in In-Flight Services

I fly SQ 2x per week almost every week and I usually ask my travel agent to pre-book a low fat / low calorie meal. However, I never really eat it as I am usually doing 2-3 hour flights and I would rather eat before or after and then work on the flight. I wish there was an option to say you do not wa...

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by Coal
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Replace Singapore Airlines' A333 and B772 Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 4676

Re: What Would Replace Singapore Airlines' A333 and B772 Routes

From what I can see, the 78Xs are doing SE Asia, India, and North East Asia, while the A350Rs are doing limited SE Asia, some India, and Australia (excl. SYD and MEL).

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by Coal
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 Sydney - Singapore | 2007 Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 5406

Re: Singapore Airlines 9V-SMZ SQ220 Sydney - Singapore | 2007 Photos

Amazing... SQ had mainline flights to Penang! Also, to Lahore and Karachi. All those have now been discontinued. And, I saw SK's sign at SYD!?

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by Coal
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your FF programs: past and present
Replies: 30
Views: 2348

Re: Your FF programs: past and present

Active:
- SQ KrisFlyer
- CX Marco Polo / Asia Miles
- DL SkyMiles

Inactive:
- VA Velocity
- QF Qantas Frequent Flyer
- AA Aadvantage

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by Coal
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline to fly to Asia
Replies: 34
Views: 1437

Re: Best airline to fly to Asia

I've flown both EK and QR SIN-DXB/DOH-FLL/MIA. EK when my child was about 1.5yo and QR when my child was about 2.5yo. I felt the experience on QR was way better. They had a lot of open seats on both legs (going there and back) so my child could sleep. I also found the flight attendants on QR (mostly...

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by Coal
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 81414

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

<b>Flown</b> Jan 7 SIN BKK Jan 10 BKK SIN Jan 14 SIN BKK Jan 17 BKK SIN Jan 21 SIN BKK Jan 24 BKK SIN Jan 28 SIN BKK Jan 31 BKK SIN Feb 4 SIN BKK Feb 7 BKK SIN <b>Booked</b> Feb 11 SIN BKK Feb 21 BKK SIN Feb 25 SIN BKK Feb 28 BKK SIN Mar 4 SIN BKK Mar 7 BKK SIN Mar 11 SIN BKK Mar 14 BKK SIN

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by Coal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Attractions at Airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3948

Re: Attractions at Airports

http://www.jewelchangiairport.com/
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SIN has a free movie theater with relatively contemporaneous movies.

Also, Jewel at Changi: http://www.jewelchangiairport.com/

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by Coal
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 6102 Pages of Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Re: 6102 Pages of Topics

When will NW retire the DC9?

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by Coal
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 2223

Re: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?

1) Fruits, egg whites, and whole wheat toast for breakfast. Nothing else. Best is to order a car and then go for breakfast, so you have limited time and don't get tempted by the buffet 2) I usually have a 5 min lunch in between meetings. Lean protein, veggies, brown rice, or a salad or wrap. I have ...

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by Coal
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3167

Re: Your best flights of 2018

SQ MUC-SIN in J on the A359. Hadn't flown SQ J for a couple of years and I was lucky I got a bulkhead seat given I did a miles upgrade at check in (due to a broken leg).

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by Coal
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thai 747 domestic ops
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Thai 747 domestic ops

Check BKK-CNX as the 744 sometimes gets deployed there.

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by Coal
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

From my interactions with passengers, it's only Americans that use airport codes at all and then only for a few specific airports. JFK, LAX and BWI are the ones I remember people saying. Otherwise it's just the name of the airport or the city. Not really - In my line of work, me and my colleagues f...

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by Coal
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

BKK = "Bee Kay squared"

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by Coal
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Triple' ICAO codes (of the form ABBB)
Replies: 18
Views: 2031

Re: 'Triple' ICAO codes (of the form ABBB)

While Changi uses WSSS, Seletar Airport (which was meant to start ops in early Dec but hasn't done so due to Malaysian belligerence), is WSSL. Paya Lebar Air Base, which is usually used by VVIPs (e.g. heads of state), is a military base, and has had some very rare SQ diversions, is WSAP.

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by Coal
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival
Replies: 33
Views: 3791

Re: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival

SQ put relevant (e.g. relevant to pax on board) connecting flight information in the IFE 1 hour prior to landing.

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by Coal
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Reward Credit Cards
Replies: 33
Views: 5184

Re: Travel Reward Credit Cards

UOB Prvi miles. 2.4 points per S$ spent overseas is, as far as I know, the highest.

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by Coal
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 6677

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

SIN-DOH-CDG-MUC-CLT-MIA-EWR-CDG-DOH-SIN

Bought one ticket SIN-DOH-CDG and return as I needed to spend a few days in Paris. Then I had to get to Miami and the best fare I got was CDG-MUC-CLT-MIA on LH/US and MIA-EWR-CDG on UA.

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by Coal
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you arrive at the airport earlier or later than you did pre electronic check in?
Replies: 17
Views: 1901

Re: Do you arrive at the airport earlier or later than you did pre electronic check in?

I usually arrive at the airport 30 mins pre-departure (and all departures are international). Gotta love Changi's efficiency.

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by Coal
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GA delays LHR resumption to Dec 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 27985

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

Re. the overnight stop in Jakarta - it's actually a great place to spend a night as you can get a 5* hotel for about £30 and a Mercedes limousine to/from the airport costs about £10. But I understand most people wouldn't want to do that, they just want to get where they're going. Anyway, the Austra...

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by Coal
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 23
Views: 3384

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

For plane watching, if they're landing on the 02s go to Myra's Beach Club (if it re-opens by the time you visit) at East Coast Park, and if they're landing on the 20s, grab a beer at Little Island Brewing Co. and then walk over to Changi Beach.

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by Coal
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best luggage for the frequent traveler
Replies: 13
Views: 1562

Re: Best luggage for the frequent traveler

Tumi or Rimowa.

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by Coal
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR Begins Alliance Accession Talks
Replies: 19
Views: 5654

Re: PR Begins Alliance Accession Talks

I doubt it will be Star. What value could PR bring? Connecting N. America / Australia with SE Asia? You already have SQ, TG, BR, NH, all doing a combination of that. SkyTeam also seems a bit of a stretch. VN and GA have relatively good coverage of SE Asia for Europe/Australia and even Australia-Chin...

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by Coal
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 4514

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

SIN-EWR/LAX/SFO are the top three longest.

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