Jun 18, 2016, 10:52 AM
Hi Dennis, I think the may just be a case of who your check-in person is. I have had no issues going PER-IST-ATH in the past, but going back the other way I've had to go to a transfer desk. I'm yet to have been forced to get my bags and check in all again at the transit airport.
Jun 15, 2016, 08:11 PM
I spoke to Singapore Airlines who confirmed that they would check my bags through all the way to Athens.Worst case scenario, the transfer desk at Istanbul would ensure re-tag the bag and give me a new baggage receipt at the gate
Jun 15, 2016, 07:28 PM
Very interesting. I have a Singapore Airlines ticket from Perth - Istanbul and an Aegean ticket from Istanbul - Athens. Without the Star Alliance through check-in this would not be possible. I think I'm definitely sticking with Star Alliance after this news. Anyone else feel the same way?
Nov 16, 2015, 05:27 PM
Intersting. Chris, what do you think are the advantages (if any) of the Essential card over the AMEX Platinum Edge card? Which would you recommend?
Jun 11, 2016, 05:37 PM
Has SQ lounge in Perth reopened? Any photos of the upgrade?
Apr 21, 2016, 06:06 PM
Still nothing on SQ booking system on direct service to Athens. Does anyone have confirmation it has been cancelled?
Feb 01, 2016, 03:24 PM
Thanks for your response. I rang Singapore Airlines, and they confirmed what you said. At PER I will need to show the two different tickets, and the bags will be checked thorugh to ATH. I will collect the boarding pass for IST-ATH at the Star Alliance transfer desk in IST.
Jan 31, 2016, 04:14 PM
Booking PER-ATH with Singapore Airlines by flying to IST, then on a separate ticket with Star Alliance partner Aegean going IST-ATH. Will I be required to collect baggage and check-in again in IST because of a different ticket, or can you go to Star Alliance transfer desk?
Jan 14, 2016, 03:09 PM
SQ 777-300ER exit row, preferred seat 31A: does anyone know if this seat is obstructed by the emergency exit door? Some photos look like it could be. Can anyone provide input on whether or not to choose this seat.