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Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:41 am

For the moment, I think it's safe to say that DME just isn't working for SQ right now (or maybe it is and loads and competition aren't telling the whole story). So what would be a good plan for them? I can't see them just leaving after how long it took them to get it running.
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Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:35 am

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 250):
For the moment, I think it's safe to say that DME just isn't working for SQ right now (or maybe it is and loads and competition aren't telling the whole story). So what would be a good plan for them? I can't see them just leaving after how long it took them to get it running.

Based on IAH's posted numbers for many years DME traffic from IAH was ~20 percent of the traffic on the flight, sometimes as high as ~25%. Since they also pick up traffic at DME for SIN, one could presume the flight is still working overall
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Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:03 am

Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 251):
Based on IAH's posted numbers for many years DME traffic from IAH was ~20 percent of the traffic on the flight, sometimes as high as ~25%. Since they also pick up traffic at DME for SIN, one could presume the flight is still working overall

Something has to change for it to stick though. Oil has to recover and the Russian market has to recover. They can't live off of $800 fares from IAH to SIN forever especially with all the new competition.
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Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:38 pm

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 252):
Something has to change for it to stick though. Oil has to recover and the Russian market has to recover. They can't live off of $800 fares from IAH to SIN forever especially with all the new competition.

Agreed, would not be shocked to see this route axed sometime early next year.
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Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:22 pm

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 253):
Agreed, would not be shocked to see this route axed sometime early next year.

I don't want to see it go, but something has to change.
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Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:33 pm

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 254):
I don't want to see it go, but something has to change.

Perhaps change the stop from DME to HKG?
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Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:59 pm

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 255):

That would give IAH a need connection to HKG. According to GCMaper, it is roughly 10,000 miles for IAH-HKG-SIN, while IAH-DME-SIN is roughly 11,200 miles. It would be a shorter travel time, and remove Russia from the equation. The 77W can easily handle the route, as it is only 500 miles more than IAH-TPE.
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Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:31 am

Why the fascination with IAH-HKG? Is the demand there?
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Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:35 pm

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 257):

HKG and PVG are the two biggest holes in Asia for IAH. Since it would probably be easier for SQ to switch SIN-DME-IAH to SIN-HKG-IAH than PVG.
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Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:03 am

Anyone know how Frontier is doing on IAH-PHL? There are $39 fares for flights just over a week away (Tuesday 8/25). I would love them to keep it especially since my brother is moving to Austin (yes I know its a 3 hour drive but for a sub $100 fare, I will do it).
 
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RE: Houston Aviation Thread - Part 1

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