ICN to YYZ...SQ vs AC

Old Jan 26, 11, 10:39 pm
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ICN to YYZ...SQ vs AC

Asking for some advice/opinions...

I need to fly ICN to YYZ (flying OZ on the way there via ORD...no other choice)
Travels will be in J

I have two options:

1. ICN-SFO on SQ J (777) then SFO-YYZ on AC J (A320)

or

2. ICN-YVR-YYZ on 763 on AC J


Im a new SE and am partially tempted to take option 2 for double miles as I chose the 100% bonus. But how do they calculate miles on this route...is tit ICN-YVR-YYZ or ICN-YYZ. Of course SQ new J is awesome...and it seems a shame to turn it down!

The only other advantage of route 2 is that I get a pod all the way home (although I find them stuffy and hot at times..) vs a domestic J from SFO-YYZ if I take SQ.

I should mention that I fly AC J alot and its nice. I flew the new SQ J once before and it is a class above...

thoughts? what would you do?
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Old Jan 26, 11, 10:57 pm
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Do you care about lifetime E? Do you really need the miles?

If not a strong yes, this is a hard one. I'd veer towards SQ J because I like the seat + food much better, as long as SFO-YYZ isn't a red-eye.

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Old Jan 26, 11, 11:00 pm
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Depends if your priority is service or safety I guess.
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Old Jan 26, 11, 11:04 pm
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Depends if your priority is service or safety I guess.
safety???

I think both SQ and AC are safe!
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Old Jan 27, 11, 6:18 am
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I highly recommend you go with SQ, inflight service and food cannot be beat and the ambience is just perfect.
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Old Jan 27, 11, 6:19 am
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
Depends if your priority is service or safety I guess.
A very lame response.
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Old Jan 27, 11, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
Depends if your priority is service or safety I guess.
Please clarify your statement.
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Old Jan 27, 11, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
Depends if your priority is service or safety I guess.
As the moderator reminded you in the other thread, this is not the OMNI forum. Do you want your posts yanked again?
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Old Jan 27, 11, 7:11 am
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I choose option 2 just so I don't have to clear custom/immigration in US.

Is ICN-NRT-YYZ an option? That would be my first choice. All big jets all the way!
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Old Jan 27, 11, 7:19 am
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personally i prefer SQ for long haul flights. book the cook, better wines and hot fishball noodles in between meals.... and great singapore sling! AC is good as well, but most of their mid flight snacks are packaged snacks with 1 or two quick prep ones
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Old Jan 27, 11, 7:23 am
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FYI if i recall ICN to North America flights on SQ are still SpaceBed and not the latest product.
This would be the deciding factor for me. Unless you can get the new Bus Class seats on SQ, AC would be the way to go.
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Old Jan 27, 11, 7:49 am
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safety???

I think both SQ and AC are safe!
No such a thing as "safe." There safer vs. less safe.

SQ's record is not great. TPE crash, also the Silkair suicidal pilot. If you look for instance at airsafe.com, AC comes up at 0.33. SQ at 1.50 and on a much smaller number of flights. Worse than for instance Air France.
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Old Jan 27, 11, 8:15 am
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I would skip transit through the USA and go via YVR.
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Old Jan 27, 11, 8:16 am
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I go for SQ J over AC J any time!

One thing to keep in mind is that clearing US immigration and customs at SFO can be a nightmare at times due to the arrival of many international flights at the same time. That would be the only drawback on the ICN-SFO-YYZ in my view. Not sure if you have a NEXUS card or not, if you do, you can now use the Global Entry, which will eliminate this drawback!
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Old Jan 27, 11, 8:23 am
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SQ16 from ICN-SFO is the new J 77W. Another option to consider is OZ to NRT and back from there. If ease was my objective, I'd definitely do the ICN-YVR-YYZ: only one set of customs, and a quick exit at YYZ once you land after the long flight.
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