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Parking at remote stand at LAX as F pax. Itís just not right!!!

Parking at remote stand at LAX as F pax. Itís just not right!!!

Old Feb 6, 18, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
I have the "luxury" of not alway having to transit via LAX for my international flights. But my advice for SQ pax and anyone else is, deal with it or find ways to avoid it.
If possible I go through SFO, though admittedly connections aren't as great as LAX. I wish SQ would fly to SEA, but if wishes were horses...
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Old Feb 9, 18, 5:48 am
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
Aside from the fact that many of us who have to fly to or through LAX "intensely dislike" the place

As for OP's expectation of better service from SQ on arrival at LAX, well I expected an escort on arrival with LH F for my flights with them. Of the dozen or so departures and arrivals in F for international long-haul flights, I can count the few times this was available. Certainly not provided with NH, but did get it with LX F at LAX.
LH F offers escort for F/HON pax at LAX but they canít help speed through immigration, so the sentiment is there but tbh Iím quicker on my own.

That said, I fly in/out of TBIT up to 10 times a year and I think itís improved out of sight. For departures out of the main part of the terminal itís beautiful, and for arrivals if youíre eligible for ESTA I havenít had a wait in immigration of more than 5mins in a couple of years - true, Iím traveling F so get off the plane first, but thatís what this thread is about. Luggage comes reasonably quickly, I donít really understand all the complaining... It isnít amazing by any stretch, but so many airports are way worse.

SQ isnít known for their ground services. I love SQ but poor form for them to even have a bus gate at LAX IMO. Escort service whether at SIN or an outstation just isnít part of the service, Iíd never expect it on SQ.
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Old May 25, 18, 7:05 pm
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Slightly off-topic.

Does anyone know if SQ7 is still using a remote parking stand for departure from LAX to ICN/SIN still?
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Old May 26, 18, 3:07 am
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is this remote parking only for SQ or for all foreign airlines arriving at LAX?

Tks!
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Old May 26, 18, 3:15 am
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Originally Posted by HawaiiO View Post
is this remote parking only for SQ or for all foreign airlines arriving at LAX?

Tks!
last time I was there, the other aircraft parked next to SQ in the remote parking areas were other Asian airlines.
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Old May 26, 18, 1:19 pm
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wow this would suck if all asian flights have to disembark using buses.

Must be something new at LAX as this didnt happen last year.
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Old May 26, 18, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by HawaiiO View Post
wow this would suck if all asian flights have to disembark using buses.

Must be something new at LAX as this didnt happen last year.
Didnít happen to me when I flew in on SQ8, just on SQ12 which is why I probably had to leave from remote stand on SQ7.
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Old May 27, 18, 9:50 pm
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That would make sense. SQ12 > SQ 7 13:25-17:50 (4h 25m ground time).
SQ8 > SQ11 06:40-10:00. (3h 20m gound time)

Maybe between the 1 hour less gate occupancy time and early morning they let SQ8/11 use a gate?
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Old May 27, 18, 10:59 pm
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FWIW, Iíve flown on both SQ7/8 & SQ11/12 this year and was never at a remote gate for the in-bound or out-bound. Perhaps I was the anomaly?
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Old May 28, 18, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by wolfpacktrojan View Post
FWIW, Iíve flown on both SQ7/8 & SQ11/12 this year and was never at a remote gate for the in-bound or out-bound. Perhaps I was the anomaly?
I've had bus gates twice this year for SQ7.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 7:54 am
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SQ12 on Sunday was a remote stand again. Needed a bus to get to the main part of the terminal.

No doubt SQ7 will be the same.....
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Old Jun 7, 18, 11:55 am
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I believe there is some construction or other issues ongoing at LAX currently. Recently I've noticed multiple morning arrivals going to the remote stands where they would typically park at TBIT, while gates sit empty. Whenever I've flown SQ from LAX they never used the remote stands. I think it is a temporary issue, and not just related to SQ or Asian carriers. I've seen it with Virgin Australia, Qantas, and LATAM as well. I just arrived yesterday from HND on AA and we parked at a remote position, although AA handled it so well. They had at least 10 buses lined up for our arrival and didn't wait to fill them; they were sent to the terminal 25-30 people at a time. I didn't mind, as we disembarked via stairs from the second (L2) door and passed right by the big beautiful Dreamliner GE engines!
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Old Aug 18, 18, 3:16 am
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Was on SQ12 again a few days ago and had a remote stand. Itís quite poor considering there were some empty gates and no doubt my return back to SIN on SQ7 will require a bus to get to the remote stand.

First world problems....but the 2 hour wait at immigration was tough. Would have been longer had I not had the little one.
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Old Aug 19, 18, 11:31 am
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Old Jul 23, 19, 3:11 am
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Absolutely horrendous transfer today at TBIT. Honestly, makes me slightly embarrassed as an American for it to work this poorly.

Arrived at remote stand via Avianca business. After the door not opening, the pilot came on and said the airport staff couldnít figure out the jet bridge so it will be 30 minutes.

When they finally opened the door, they had us all get on a bus. Since I was in business, I was first on. Which meant I was crammed into the very far back. They occasionally got on the bus to yell at us to pack more people in.

I dont want to exaggerate but the bus ride to TBIT was a SOLID 20 minutes. Likely 30.

I followed the sings after immigration to ďconnecting flightsĒ but it turns out this is just for rechecking baggage. Since I was carryon only, I was in the wrong place.

Got up to security for my EVA business flight. No premium line. No precheck (10pm). There was a new dog sniffing station.

My EVA flight boarded from a strange remote stand area about 15 minutes from the lounge. 136 I believe. Typing this from another bus on the runway.

Honestly, just an atrocious system is almost every regard. And this is the new terminal. More than looking for luxury, it just makes me sad that the whole thing is such a mess.
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