Nov 07, 2017, 11:56 PM
While this hotel isn't quite 5 stars, I agree that having a self serve laundry is a great feature that I wish many more hotels would offer. There are some places where laundromats are particularly thin on the ground (China comes to mind) where such a facility would be a lifesaver.
Oct 26, 2015, 01:07 PM
Most lounges in China tend to be pretty ordinary. The only one I've been impressed by is the new(ish) Air China lounge in PVG T2 International.
Apr 22, 2015, 10:44 AM
I regualrly fly from China to MEL return and I've flown every time on SQ. Their prices are competitive with the mainland carriers, but they have a better schedule and better product on board, so it becomes a bit of a no brainer, in the end. While I'm here, could Chris or anyone else confim the p...
Jan 29, 2015, 12:35 AM
Agreed that SQ will still be a major player on the PEK-MEL route. But at least now there's another realistic *A option that's worth looking at. The forced overnight in PEK just made the old CA schedule so unappealing. I really used to like the old SQ803 that departed at 1:15 am because you could ...
Jan 28, 2015, 03:43 PM
Big fan of this news. The CA166 flight is much better for connections to other cities in China than the old CA178. With CA178, one would be lucky to connect to the last train on the Beijing Airpoirt Express, let alone any domestic flight connection. For this reason, I've flown SQ (3-4 flights dai...
Apr 17, 2015, 10:02 PM
They regularly use the old 772s for the overnight flight from SIN to PEK and PVG as well. They really are a step down from their newer planes. If it wasn't for the ease of connections with those flights, I'd avoid them like the plague.
Mar 26, 2015, 04:01 PM
Based purely on transit experience, I'd choose via AKL every day of the week.
Mar 10, 2015, 12:44 PM
If they wanted to keep flying to SCL and JNB but thought that the 380 and 748 have too many seats, maybe they could buy a few 340s and do them up. The fuel costs might not be great, but they're likely to be available at a rather low unit price so it could even out.
Jun 13, 2014, 12:33 PM
I can't see it coming back as a regular service. Too expensive for the airlines and with companies cutting back on business class travel, it's hard to see them suddenly splurging out for F. Even in long haul travel, F is being phased out, particularly as the 747s get retired., Realisticly, the fu...
Mar 01, 2013, 05:07 PM
Apart form letting people look into/look out of the plane, lifting the shades also helps your eyes adjust to the natural light before landing in case there is a need to evacuate. This is also why the lights in the plane are swicthed off before landing. It's important beacuse survival rates for em...