Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) to Singapore.

Old Oct 11, 21, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by sammyg901 View Post
For Singapore it's 48hrs before the flight from London. Personally I'd try to have it in Paris to avoid the check in problem you describe & any hiccups on the way but if you had a long enough connection in London and a slot at the 3hr facility at Heathrow I can't see them denying you boarding that far (potentially after some discussions, supervisor check etc!)
Should be 48 hours before the flight from CDG. If he canít show the PCR test, then he will be denied boarding at CDG.
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Old Oct 11, 21, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by MrCheapSeats View Post
As an associated query, if i fly cdg-lhr-sin on one pnr when does the 48hrs in which to get a PCR at a lab before departure start from? My departure from CDG or LHR? I assume that it's CDG as they couldn't check me through without the test result?

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The Singapore gov't web site states, "Travellers must undergo a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before departure for Singapore."

I read that as if you are on one PNR, that's 48 hours before departure France. But it doesn't follow what is written is what they mean. I'd contact your carrier, after all they will have to bring you back if they've got it wrong!
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Old Oct 11, 21, 8:02 am
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This is currently a hypothetical question, but I'll ask it anyway. On the days where BA currently has two daily flights scheduled to SIN, if they were to say designate ONE of those two daily flights as VTL and you happened to be booked on the other, non-VTL flight, would BA allow you to rebook onto the VTL flight as a 'free' change? As I said, currently hypothetical...
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Old Oct 11, 21, 6:32 pm
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I need some advice on this. Currently contemplating travel to Singapore to reunite with my family (from HK) who I havenít seen in two years. Should I try and grab reward seats while itís available even tho I donít know which BA flights will be VTL??
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Old Oct 11, 21, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Starship73 View Post
This is currently a hypothetical question, but I'll ask it anyway. On the days where BA currently has two daily flights scheduled to SIN, if they were to say designate ONE of those two daily flights as VTL and you happened to be booked on the other, non-VTL flight, would BA allow you to rebook onto the VTL flight as a 'free' change? As I said, currently hypothetical...
While not directly answering your question, I suspect BA will.

FWIW, for SQ where there are Saver and Advantage redemption rates on any flight, VTL seats are generally available only at Advantage rates (for J at least, ironically for F you can confirm an Advantage seat but waitlist for Saver - although it remains to be seen if Saver will eventually be made available or this is simply a website technical constraint that reflects "dummy" F Saver waitlistable availability). But in case of BA, there's no such Saver vs Advantage differentiation for any flight, just Peak vs Off Peak days.
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Old Oct 11, 21, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by WonderPink View Post
I need some advice on this. Currently contemplating travel to Singapore to reunite with my family (from HK) who I havenít seen in two years. Should I try and grab reward seats while itís available even tho I donít know which BA flights will be VTL??
Isn't there just one BA flight a day now to SIN, so it "must" be that one, at least for the immediate future?
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Old Oct 11, 21, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Midships View Post
The Singapore gov't web site states, "Travellers must undergo a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours before departure for Singapore."

I read that as if you are on one PNR, that's 48 hours before departure France. But it doesn't follow what is written is what they mean. I'd contact your carrier, after all they will have to bring you back if they've got it wrong!
This would be the correct deduction. The transport minister did say that you can take any designated VTL flights "to enable flexibility of making travel arrangements". So the PCR test is required 48 hours prior to your first sequence of flights that ultimately arrives in SIN. Your flights don't even have to be on the same PNR a long as you haven't invalidated the VTL arrangement by transiting in a non VTL country.
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Old Oct 12, 21, 12:38 am
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice View Post
Isn't there just one BA flight a day now to SIN, so it "must" be that one, at least for the immediate future?
I currently have a flight booked for April, when there are two daily flights scheduled, although I appreciate that's a long way ahead...
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Old Oct 12, 21, 12:44 am
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I just successfully applied for a Vaccinated Travel Pass. Very simple process that takes just a few minutes – it only asks for your date of arrival while stipulating that you must arrive on a VTL flight. You have to select the hotel in which you plan to self-isolate for up to 24h while awaiting the PCR test result, but it does not require proof that you have made a booking at the point of application. So you can apply for your VTP prior to making your flight and/or hotel reservations.
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Old Oct 12, 21, 12:50 am
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Originally Posted by Starship73 View Post
I just successfully applied for a Vaccinated Travel Pass. Very simple process that takes just a few minutes Ė it only asks for your date of arrival while stipulating that you must arrive on a VTL flight. You have to select the hotel in which you plan to self-isolate for up to 24h while awaiting the PCR test result, but it does not require proof that you have made a booking at the point of application. So you can apply for your VTP prior to making your flight and/or hotel reservations.
the arrival PCR result usually will be out between 4-6 hours.
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Old Oct 12, 21, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by Starship73 View Post
I currently have a flight booked for April, when there are two daily flights scheduled, although I appreciate that's a long way ahead...
Right now, four flights a week. That was due to change to daily on 9 December, but that seems to have been pushed back to end of month? As matters stand, twice daily flights start 27 March, though I'm hoping with the VTL lane, it might be earlier. Mrs. M came back to SIN on a 777 about four weeks ago, 27 pax and told to stay in their seats at the gate while some cargo was taken off as risk of plane tipping! (I should add that I've lost count of the number of times the dates for restarting twice daily flights has been pushed back).

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Old Oct 12, 21, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice View Post
Isn't there just one BA flight a day now to SIN, so it "must" be that one, at least for the immediate future?
As mentioned above only four a week at present. The decision BA will have to face is how many non-VTL pax do they bounce if they go for VTL flight only and how many will they upset by not going VTL?

In the world of fantasy I hope that they add additional flights to solve this issue, I think SQ have three flights a day from LON and one from MAN and from what I'm hearing from SQ flight crew, the loads are high on those. BA also have an opportunity to grab those pax that route through Middle East, Finland and Turkey who are qualified for and would prefer VTL. I rarely fly BA this routing, preferring QR or AY - but the next jaunt will be BA if they get their VTL act together.
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Old Oct 12, 21, 1:48 am
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Not sure whether it’s a sign, but when I booked my arrival PCR test I ticked the box to confirm I was arriving on a VTL flight (in my case SQ), but ‘BA11’ also appeared in the drop-down list of VTL flights from London…
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Old Oct 12, 21, 2:04 am
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Not that I was planning to go to Sg, but it's a bit irritating that all the countries around me are VTL countries, apart from mine/Switzerland.
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Old Oct 12, 21, 2:52 am
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Originally Posted by Starship73 View Post
Not sure whether itís a sign, but when I booked my arrival PCR test I ticked the box to confirm I was arriving on a VTL flight (in my case SQ), but ĎBA11í also appeared in the drop-down list of VTL flights from LondonÖ
I wouldn't read that much into it given it is BA's only flight into SIN so it was rather a given. Suppose the question will be which of days of the week the VTL flights are on.
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