|Quoting mariner (Reply 44):|
Quoting gasman (Reply 43):
Well I think it's an very clever idea.
So do I - but it is all speculation until it is announced.
Add me to it too, which seemed like a very good idea. But yes until it is announced this is still purely speculation.
When we were living in Wellington we were one of those travellers who would do WLG-SIN, more often than not transiting through AKL but occasionally via CHC. For years we've been longing for a direct WLG-SIN service, and we've heard many times that Wellington Airport has been courting SIA, especially when it was announced years ago that/when SIA first ordered the Boeing 787 Dreamliners (before they made the decision to use the 787-8 and 787-9 for Scoot). I'm still excited by the fact that SIA is looking at doing a direct flight to SIN from WLG, albeit via CBR, althoguh we've moved up North...
And why would WLG-CBR-SIN on SQ all the way be any different from say, WLG-AKL-SIN or WLG-SYD/BNE/MEL-SIN using different airlines...? Well, the difference, to me, is that you get to fly on a widebody jet all the way to SIN, and that sure beats having to sit in a narrowboby plane (i.e. A320 or B737) for the Trans Tasman section. WLG-AKL on an A320 ot 737 is bearable, but I find Trans Tasman on an A320 or B737 very uncomfortable. We've just recently did AKL-MEL-SIN, outbound on JQ - A320 AKL-MEL and 787-8 MEL-AKL, return via QF SIN-MEL on an A330 and MEL-AKL on JetConnect's B738. Both the Trans Tasman flight was bordering on torture for us.
Just my 2 cents worth of thoughts...