The infamous JFK-FRA SQ25 Route

Old Oct 10, 07, 12:23 am
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I'm flying C from JFK all the way through to SIN on SQ25 next month. Would I have enough time to comfortably deplane, get my passport stamped, make it back into the terminal and onto the plane?

Are there premium passport, security lines, etc?
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Old Oct 10, 07, 3:05 am
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Originally Posted by Nado View Post
I'm flying C from JFK all the way through to SIN on SQ25 next month. Would I have enough time to comfortably deplane, get my passport stamped, make it back into the terminal and onto the plane?

Are there premium passport, security lines, etc?
At FRA, you can go through passport control without having to exit security. You have ample time, though there are no premium passport queues.
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Old Oct 22, 07, 3:19 pm
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Somewhat off topic... on SQ26 if I'm arriving on a non-holiday Sunday in F would I be able to make a 12:20 PM flight that's going out of T3 (Delta domestic to DFW)? I won't have baggage, just carry-on.
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Old Oct 22, 07, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by kanebear View Post
Somewhat off topic... on SQ26 if I'm arriving on a non-holiday Sunday in F would I be able to make a 12:20 PM flight that's going out of T3 (Delta domestic to DFW)? I won't have baggage, just carry-on.
Most times that I have taken this flight it has gotten in on time and there have been few if any other pax queued up at immigration. That said, any slight delay and a long line at immigration and you won't make that flight...
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Old Oct 22, 07, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by kanebear View Post
Somewhat off topic... on SQ26 if I'm arriving on a non-holiday Sunday in F would I be able to make a 12:20 PM flight that's going out of T3 (Delta domestic to DFW)? I won't have baggage, just carry-on.
I arrived on a Sunday at 10.50am in Y (although the IFS graciously allowed me to sit in C just before landing when he found out I had a short connection) with two pieces of checked luggage and still comfortably made it to my 12:14pm DL flight in T3 via Airtrain. Even had time to stop by the CRC after checking in with DL.

Of course YMMV if there are delays, but there is no queue at the foreigners' immigration at that time, and I've easily made the 12.15pm NW flight out of T4 about 3-4 times when arriving in C.
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Old Oct 22, 07, 11:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Savage25 View Post
I arrived on a Sunday at 10.50am in Y (although the IFS graciously allowed me to sit in C just before landing when he found out I had a short connection) with two pieces of checked luggage and still comfortably made it to my 12:14pm DL flight in T3 via Airtrain. Even had time to stop by the CRC after checking in with DL.

Of course YMMV if there are delays, but there is no queue at the foreigners' immigration at that time, and I've easily made the 12.15pm NW flight out of T4 about 3-4 times when arriving in C.
Thank you! That's exactly what I needed to know.
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Old Nov 6, 07, 6:15 am
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Question Paid Upgrades?

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LX sometimes offers paid upgrades for a reasonable fare (approx 500$ US - ZRH, Y to C). I'm booked in C (award) for JFK - FRA and wanted to know whether SQ also offers such kind of paid upgrades (would like to upgrade to F). Any experiences?

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Old Nov 6, 07, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by grischtu View Post
Hi all

LX sometimes offers paid upgrades for a reasonable fare (approx 500$ US - ZRH, Y to C). I'm booked in C (award) for JFK - FRA and wanted to know whether SQ also offers such kind of paid upgrades (would like to upgrade to F). Any experiences?

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I have not seen this happen on SQ; they would always welcome the full pay-up to F of course...

YMMV
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Old Nov 6, 07, 2:30 pm
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On a paid ticket you can by paying the fare difference (ie quite a lot of $). On an award, the only way is to upgrade your award to a first class award.
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Old Nov 7, 07, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by grischtu View Post
Hi all

LX sometimes offers paid upgrades for a reasonable fare (approx 500$ US - ZRH, Y to C). I'm booked in C (award) for JFK - FRA and wanted to know whether SQ also offers such kind of paid upgrades (would like to upgrade to F). Any experiences?

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I've seen that only once on SQ though in my case it was C to F. I suspect they were overbooked in C and would have either had to bump passengers or op-up them, so better to sell some $500 upgrades than give them away free.
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Old Dec 7, 07, 9:07 pm
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I am booked on this route, outbound April, returning in early May. I seem to recall someone on FT saying this route will go nonstop when SQ gets more ULH birds. I'm curious if anyone knows of a timeframe for this.
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Old Dec 7, 07, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by SEAUAKID View Post
I am booked on this route, outbound April, returning in early May. I seem to recall someone on FT saying this route will go nonstop when SQ gets more ULH birds. I'm curious if anyone knows of a timeframe for this.
That would be a bummer. Lots of travel to Europe planned for next year, and I was hoping to use this route for connections out of FRA...
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Old Dec 10, 07, 6:07 am
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A SIA sales rep told me recently that the A380 will eventually replace the 744 on SIN-FRA-JFK but that they do not plan to bring any changes to the routing (despite his acknoledgement that they still have some problems to fill a 744 on the FRA-JFK leg).
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Old Dec 10, 07, 1:16 pm
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I still firmly believe SQ can make more money if they can & are allowed to have 5th freedom on LHR-YYZ. A more profitable sector IMO than FRA-JFK.
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Old Jan 13, 08, 7:49 am
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Can somebody recommend which J seats they prefer on the SQ25/26? They are currently showing the emergency exit row available? Any recommendations?
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