Deeply Discounted Business Class Airfares from Singapore?

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Post by seasider » Thu, 18 Jan 2007 9:23 am

An ex-boyfriend always sat at the back, as he said you never hear of a plane backing into a mountain. :)

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Post by jpatokal » Sat, 20 Jan 2007 7:11 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I think he's right. Most Business Class airfares from SIN to Toronto are 5 digits ranging from 10,000 SGD to 16,000+ SGD Return. At least using Zuji.com
Psst: For that price you can get a business-class RTW ticket, and even lop off a few k from 10k if you fly from Thailand or Sri Lanka.

As for being an obscene waste of money, I dare any of you to fly from Toronto to Sing in economy -- meaning ~24h of butt-in-the-seat time by the most direct route possible and a time difference of 12 hours -- and be productive the next day. Of course, for most of us it's still cheaper to take a few days off to recover afterward, but after a certain point it does make business sense to fly business class...
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 20 Jan 2007 11:23 pm

jpatokal wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I think he's right. Most Business Class airfares from SIN to Toronto are 5 digits ranging from 10,000 SGD to 16,000+ SGD Return. At least using Zuji.com
Psst: For that price you can get a business-class RTW ticket, and even lop off a few k from 10k if you fly from Thailand or Sri Lanka.

As for being an obscene waste of money, I dare any of you to fly from Toronto to Sing in economy -- meaning ~24h of butt-in-the-seat time by the most direct route possible and a time difference of 12 hours -- and be productive the next day. Of course, for most of us it's still cheaper to take a few days off to recover afterward, but after a certain point it does make business sense to fly business class...
I"ve been flying economy from SIN to BWI for 24 years (21 to 26 hours depending on the route) bit quicker now using the O'hara connection rather than Frisco or LA. all on United (How's that for pure S&M! :D As I said, it's just a bus with wings. Course being only 5'7'' makes the United Economy plus seats pretty okay except I don't like sitting over the fuel tanks! :( I live 100 km outside of D.C. It's no big deal. If I went any further I'd be on the way back! :wink: When you spend 15 years living & working out of a diving bell and recompression chamber for a week or two or three at a time, you find that airborne buses are a skate in the park.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Makan24-7 » Sun, 21 Jan 2007 11:49 am

Darn guys, you do take some severe punishment!

Perhaps your company's global travel category/commodity managers should start negotiating rates with Singapore or Cathay from here to LAX, SFO, EWR or JFK.

I'm almost ashamed I brought this topic up... My ticket on Raffles Class from SIN-LAX on the direct SQ38 flight cost me S$7000 including all taxes. Connection from LAX-PHX on UA Express is about US$120.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 21 Jan 2007 2:28 pm

Makan24-7 wrote:Darn guys, you do take some severe punishment!
Yeah, but I won't eat vegemite! :-# :mrgreen:
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Post by huggybear » Mon, 22 Jan 2007 3:20 pm

no one here uses kayak.com?

haven't heard of misa travel so i'll check it out.

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