Monday, 24 April 2017

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Fare comparison between premium airlines

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Norwegian Shuttle's cheap fare to London

Budget airline Norwegian Shuttle is charging S$199 for a one way economy flight (non-stop) from Singapore to London's Gatwick Airport. The inbound flight is S$320. The airline announced it will start the flight from 28 September this year on a 4 weekly flight. The premium seat will cost $839 one way. It will be using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Premium airlines like BA charges an average of S$1,300 for a return trip to London and so is SIA. This is 2.5 times more than what Norwegian Shuttle's fare.
Sometimes, I wonder with the budget airlines cheap fares how in the world would SIA and other premium airlines survive? 

Friday, 21 April 2017

Can these be true?

Things I heard coming your way but not confirmed yet :

  • No bread & butter in the economy class (EY)
  • Above to be replaced by small kaya bun
  • No menu cards in the EY
  • No more towels in the EY
  • No plating in JCL (biz class)
  • RCS or Returning Crew Scheme (for pregnant girls only), max absence is 5 years
  • RES or Re-employment Scheme, max 3 years absence

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Cabin crew interviewees made to strip

At least, SIA cabin crew does not make its job applicants strip like Malindo.

Read here

Monday, 17 April 2017

Crew's retirement ages and benefits

Just got this message pertaining to negotiation between union and management regarding the above. It's not concluded yet, I was told.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Cost cutting coming your way

Some of the changes coming your way soon:

  • No menu cards for economy class passengers
  • Withdraw of free whisky and brandy in the economy class. Passengers will have to pay US$15 for a small bottle
  • Reduction of Suites to 6 per A380 aircraft from December onwards 
More cost reduction on the way.