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Aug 21, 11, 3:32 am
Replies: 138
Views: 17,692
Posted By fratboy

+1 it sounds like something a low-end...

+1
it sounds like something a low-end supermarket would say. besides which - in business - when is it ever sensible to promise anything?

LX in its current form has only existed 10 years and to me...
Aug 19, 11, 3:23 am
Replies: 138
Views: 17,692
Posted By fratboy

i don't like it one bit. looks a bit cheap. ...

i don't like it one bit. looks a bit cheap.
the slogan isn't flight-oriented enough either.

has neither the boldness of the cube, nor the elegance of the old SR logo.
if anything it looks like...
Jun 27, 11, 8:18 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,912
Posted By fratboy

make that reintroduction TG last flew this...

make that reintroduction
TG last flew this route in 1993 code-shared with Sabena who are long-gone but not forgotten! :(

at the time BRU also hosted MH on as part of KUL-DXB-FRA-BRU, and for a...
Jun 14, 11, 10:50 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 9,802
Posted By fratboy

in fact Cairns is a daily service with 3 nonstops...

in fact Cairns is a daily service with 3 nonstops going out, and 4 nonstops coming back. whether it's one stop or two, it's still a CX destination just like Colombo (via BKK or SIN), Karachi (via...
Jun 14, 11, 6:43 am
Replies: 96
Views: 9,802
Posted By fratboy

Apart from Cairns, they don't. However a city's...

Apart from Cairns, they don't. However a city's population is not always the best measure of viability in opening a route. Other factors such as ethnic links, wealth, inbound/OUTBOUND tourist...
Jun 13, 11, 6:17 am
Replies: 124
Views: 16,823
Posted By fratboy

That's been happening since Dec 2008. I provided...

That's been happening since Dec 2008. I provided language training for the first 8 groups, roughly 200 of them.
Jun 13, 11, 1:32 am
Replies: 124
Views: 16,823
Posted By fratboy

All CX cabin crew - whatever their native...

All CX cabin crew - whatever their native language, even if it's English - have to undergo 'service language training' as part of their 6 week induction. This is conducted by the language centre,...
Jun 12, 11, 12:55 am
Replies: 96
Views: 9,802
Posted By fratboy

Smile Munich does and doesn't make sense. SQ and TG...

Munich does and doesn't make sense. SQ and TG already fly there and it's the secondary intercontinental hub in Germany. On the other hand it is close enough to MXP and ZRH not to bother with...
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Replies: 9
Views: 9,735
Posted By fratboy

I don't think it can given that it was...

I don't think it can given that it was liquidated. Not sure how they managed to keep the SN code though. The new name sucks and doesn't have the same ring to it.

They operated two daily flights...
Replies: 9
Views: 9,735
Posted By fratboy

inherited from its predecessor Sabena, who were...

inherited from its predecessor Sabena, who were declared bankrupt in Nov 2001. pity...they were a great airline but with ambitions way beyond their (or partner Swissair's) resources.
Dec 26, 10, 10:00 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 7,906
Posted By fratboy

I doubt any new routes would include something...

I doubt any new routes would include something already covered by a Star Alliance carrier, meaning probably no SIN or EWR flights. However I do think it's only a matter of time before Etihad arrive...
Replies: 36
Views: 2,043
Posted By fratboy

You are right. But consumers will always try to...

You are right. But consumers will always try to find ways of getting round regulations, even when they are in the wrong.

I think what I'm going to do is actually fly the first segment (HKG-MNL) ,...
Replies: 36
Views: 2,043
Posted By fratboy

I used to do this a lot with BA and CX but in...

I used to do this a lot with BA and CX but in recent years airlines have wised up and won't even allow you to cancel the first segment and thus keep the remaining sectors. Basically, you now have to...
Replies: 36
Views: 2,043
Posted By fratboy

Not Using Connecting Sectors

Guys,

In a couple of places of LH's booking system it mentions I would like to benefit from the best offers and will use my flights in the booked sequence and you have to tick the box. To me...
May 14, 10, 3:18 am
Replies: 268
Views: 27,723
Posted By fratboy

overnight transit in BKK

folks... situation seems to have worsened. i've an overnight stay planned on thu 20th may continuing to LPQ the following day. definitely not going into town. any recommendations for an airport...
May 5, 10, 1:33 am
Replies: 67
Views: 4,939
Posted By fratboy

Not necessarily. SQ (and TG) serve both as well...

Not necessarily. SQ (and TG) serve both as well as MUC, although they probably got help from LH in doing that. But yes, restarting a ZRH daily should be top of the list, perhaps via IST which was...
Dec 19, 09, 5:46 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By fratboy

I'm travelling with hand luggage only, so can't...

I'm travelling with hand luggage only, so can't comment. Actually I wanted to check-in at HKG for the HAN-BKK-ZRH sectors but TG's ground staff apparently can't access non HKG originating trips. I...
Dec 19, 09, 4:46 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By fratboy

transit in Hanoi - live and direct!

Now that I'm in HAN I can answer this query.

Transit in HAN is pretty straight-forward. There is a tatty-looking transfer desk just before immigration, and when I arrived it was heaving with pax...
Dec 6, 09, 2:34 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By fratboy

OK will do. In the end I booked the VN flight...

OK will do. In the end I booked the VN flight for HKG-HAN which means a 4 hr wait. Bit long, but better safe than sorry. I've searched here and other forums but seem to get different info...
Dec 5, 09, 5:03 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By fratboy

transit in Hanoi (VN/KA to TG)

Hi, visitor from LX Miles and More here.
I'm booked on TG565/970 HAN-BKK-ZRH but actually coming from HKG the same day. Fare was HK$7000 less!
I've been to Hanoi before but don't remember if...
Nov 30, 09, 10:33 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By fratboy

SQ436/435 turnaround at Dhaka possible?

Hey all,

Does anyone have experience of doing a DAC turnaround? I'm not entirely convinced the 1h 15min turnaround time is feasible. Any info would be helpful, i.e return boarding pass issued at...
Sep 3, 09, 6:45 am
Replies: 94
Views: 9,483
Posted By fratboy

don't get the chance to fly SQ often, but have...

don't get the chance to fly SQ often, but have done the following all in J

SIN-ZRH vv
SIN-LHR vv
SIN-FCO vv
SIN-FRA vv
SIN-HKG vv
CGK-SIN
MRU-SIN (discontinued in 2003)
SIN-SYD
May 15, 09, 2:55 am
Replies: 9
Views: 4,123
Posted By fratboy

there are also twice-weekly flights on both Saudi...

there are also twice-weekly flights on both Saudi Airlines (SV) and Kuwait Airways (KU) although SV's cannot be booked online. KU works out around EUR 200 roundtrip...but for sure you can find...
Mar 17, 09, 4:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By fratboy

Yes, Korea !! It is spectacularly cheap, in part...

Yes, Korea !! It is spectacularly cheap, in part because the won is fairly weak. I'm not sure if the economic downturn has temporarily led TG to lower fares too.

SEL-BKK-LHR/ZRH/CDG starting...
Forum: Star Alliance
Mar 14, 09, 2:57 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,886
Posted By fratboy

Yeh, twice both in biz. First one was a while...

Yeh, twice both in biz. First one was a while back ticketed by BA in Milan, the oneworld global explorer which allows three stops on each continent.

Took about seven weeks and started from...
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