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Old Oct 26, 2021, 5:17 am
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Transit Singapore

Hi All,


I am transiting Changi between Finnair and Qantas in December. LHR/HEL/SIN/BNE One ticket.

The transit route keeps updating and the future ones are not indicated on the Changi website.

Does anyone know if this route is possible or where I can find the latest info?

Given a choice. Would you transit via Singapore or Hong Kong?
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Old Oct 26, 2021, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Cho
I am transiting Changi between Finnair and Qantas in December. LHR/HEL/SIN/BNE One ticket.
The transit route keeps updating and the future ones are not indicated on the Changi website.
Does anyone know if this route is possible or where I can find the latest info?
Given a choice. Would you transit via Singapore or Hong Kong?
More of a question for Singapore forum than the airlines
May not be relevant to you, but from a DFAT email yesterday on AU repatriation flights on SQ
What's different about these flights?

These flights are being operated for repatriation purposes, conditions are in accordance with Howard Springs and Singapore Airlines requirements, including the following:
  • Bookings can be made directly through the Singapore Airlines website from 10am SST on Tuesday 26 October 2021.
  • Transfers between Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air Niugini, Garuda Indonesia, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines and Turkish Airlines have been approved by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) for transit in Singapore. Transfers to and from flights operated by other airlines, that have not been approved by CAAS are currently not allowed. Please refer to the list of countries passengers may travel from, to connect onto a Singapore Airline flight and transit through Singapore Changi Airport here.
  • <snip>
  • Please check https://www.changiairport.com/en/air...h-airport.html for the latest information on the Changi Airport transit experience
By December it could be different, both with transit rules and operating airlines. QF have not announced SIN-BNE flights. Up to QLD state govt to open up to the world

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Old Oct 26, 2021, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi
More of a question for Singapore forum than the airlines
[mod hat] I agree with Mwenenzi and will move this to the Singapore forum for greater coverage. [/mod hat]
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Old Oct 26, 2021, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Cho
Given a choice. Would you transit via Singapore or Hong Kong?
You probably already know that a PCR test is required in Singapore for transit. If your final destination and other locations don't require PCR test, you'd probably use other route.
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Old Oct 27, 2021, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi
More of a question for Singapore forum than the airlines
QF have not announced SIN-BNE flights. Up to QLD state govt to open up to the world
They haven't announced them but have started selling them from 19 December.
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Old Oct 28, 2021, 2:45 pm
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If i am flying FRA-DOH-SIN-SYD on QR and QF separate bookings transiting via SIN.
Just in case QR does not interline my baggage, the question is would SIN allow me to check-in on QF?

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Old Oct 28, 2021, 7:28 pm
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Can anyone confirm if Category 2 countries (US) transiting through SIN on a non-VTL flight is allowed - with unrestricted access throughout the airport (dining shopping etc.)
Flight in question is JFK-FRA-SIN-BKK on 1 ticket.
According to this link (https://www.changiairport.com/en/air...rt.html#lifted) we are, but this link on the SQ website (https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/s...singapore/#cag) suggests otherwise.

"Transit Passengers from Category II countries who are not on a designated Vaccinated Travel Lane
Upon disembarkation from your flight, you should proceed to the Central Transit area of Changi Airport. You may be escorted to this area by the airports staff. You will be requested to stay in this area, and will only be able to enter the gatehold areas one hour prior to your flight departure. Passengers who are eligible to access the SilverKris Lounge will find our relocated Lounge in the Central Transit area. Please note that some eateries and attractions may be closed during this time. The rest of this section does not apply to you."
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Old Oct 28, 2021, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by scrappydog
If i am flying FRA-DOH-SIN-SYD on QR and QF separate bookings transiting via SIN.
Just in case QR does not interline my baggage, the question is would SIN allow me to check-in on QF?
No. Transit in Singapore requires the journey to be on one ticket and in accordance with current airline transit permissions. I don't believe QR to QF is currently allowed. As always, these rules will change in the coming weeks and months.



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Old Oct 28, 2021, 11:08 pm
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Originally Posted by scrappydog
If i am flying FRA-DOH-SIN-SYD on QR and QF separate bookings transiting via SIN.
You will be denied boarding either at the beginning or at transit point before boarding the flight to Singapore.

Separate tickets are not allowed now.
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Old Oct 28, 2021, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by scrappydog
If i am flying FRA-DOH-SIN-SYD on QR and QF separate bookings transiting via SIN.
Just in case QR does not interline my baggage, the question is would SIN allow me to check-in on QF?
Normally QR will (normally) interline to OW airlines on separate tickets. Dedicated thread in QR forum
When are you hoping to travel?
As posts above, if soon very little chance you will be flying
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Old Oct 29, 2021, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi
Normally QR will (normally) interline to OW airlines on separate tickets. Dedicated thread in QR forum
When are you hoping to travel?
As posts above, if soon very little chance you will be flying
likely will change when QF is operational next month. I might be safe my flight is still 2nd Jan
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Old Oct 29, 2021, 8:32 am
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My SIN BNE flight with Qantas has just been cancelled. Rang up the platinum line...no help and no effort at all, doesn't give me much confidence.
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Old Oct 29, 2021, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Cho
I am transiting Changi between Finnair and Qantas in December. LHR/HEL/SIN/BNE One ticket.
Originally Posted by Jonathan Cho
My SIN BNE flight with Qantas has just been cancelled. Rang up the platinum line...no help and no effort at all, doesn't give me much confidence.
Based on that would see separate flights (FRA-DOH-SIN/SIN-SYD) on 02 Jan 2022 at risk. I would be looking for a new single ticket flight for FRA(or EU)-xxx-SYD
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Old Nov 23, 2021, 4:38 pm
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I've just booked LHR-SIN-BNE on BA and QF, transiting in SIN, all one ticket for April. I know a lot can change in that time and that's why I cashed in some AA miles so the ticket is fully refundable in the event of issues of any kind. Based on how things stand today:

1) I'm a little confused if you can transit between airlines at the moment
2) UK and Australia both count as VTL countries don't they?
3) The PCR test needs to be done 2 days before departure for SIN, not arrival in SIN, right so if my flight leave at 10pm Friday I need to do my test any time from 10p Wednesday. I need to check what Australia's time frame is.

I have looked at SQ for pricing in Y, but it's as dear as CX PE at the moment. EK and EY aren't flying in yet. QR has a horrid connection back. I know when Anna allows international travellers into Queensland, airlines will ramp up flights where possible. But for now I've at lease secured a seat (PE on the BA leg, Y with QF as no PE cabin on that leg. Grrr!).
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Old Nov 23, 2021, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by dddc
....3) The PCR test needs to be done 2 days before departure for SIN, not arrival in SIN, right so if my flight leave at 10pm Friday I need to do my test any time from 10p Wednesday. I need to check what Australia's time frame is.....
Between now and April 2022 requirements may/will change

AU PCR test requirement is 3 days (not the same as 72hrs)
So with careful timing one PCR test may be OK for both SG and AU
https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/before-i-travel
A negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result is required for travelling to or transiting through Australia. Evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 3 days before your flights scheduled departure must be provided to your airline when you check in.
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