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zippsy

Member Since 26 Mar 2007
Offline Last Active May 10 2010 02:12 AM
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In Topic: $%#@& -- Need a hotel in Singapore

07 May 2008 - 07:07 AM

Just curious MikeO - were your original flights the non-stop flight from Singapore to Newark on Executive economy? Have they now changed them to regular economy going through Frankfurt? They screwed a lot of people with that little change. Lots of people had their flights changed that way and didn't get much more than an e-mail saying take it or leave it. It's like ordering and paying for a BMW, getting a Hyundai 3 months later instead and being told the cost is the same because of recent price rises.

In Topic: Singapore Airlines Cancels Executive Economy Service

16 March 2008 - 06:58 PM

It's simple for me, I've changed airlines. I can get three United flights that take me right to where I am going. I can upgrade to their executive economy class too and compared to the new SQ Frankfurt flights, I'll still spend S$500 less, arrive 5 hours earlier without the drive from Newark and have seats with 4 inches more leg room. In exchange, I have two lay-overs instead of one, I won't get a personal on-demand TV and I'll get surly flight attendants rather than snobbish stupid ones.

I'd rather have the non-stop executive class flight but SQ's next best option is far down my list.

I just feel bad for the poor people that already bought tickets on EE non-stop flights and were recently sent an e-mail saying, "Thanks for flying with the best airline in the world. Oh, by the way, we have downgraded you to a seat on regular economy class and the flight has a stop-over in Frankfurt. I hope you don't mind but we'll make more money by changing your previously paid for flight to all-business class. Also, we're not giving you any sort of a refund. Have a good day, sucker."

In Topic: Shark bite on Shear Water, Bahamas

15 March 2008 - 08:10 PM

More conjucture & rumor unless the poster has spoken face to face with the parties directly involved. I'm still waiting for accurate & reliable information on what actually happened aboard the Shearwater. Hopefully that data will be made available in the future. Until then can't we all just take a deep breath & be a little more patient. In following all the posts on this thread I have yet to read anything definitive except a diver was bitten & died.

.... I think it has been stated with reliable sources that a diver was bitten and died while on a shark baiting dive. Isn't that enough to discuss the merits of shark baiting & feeding for photo ops? Even if the guy just had a heart attack and the shark sensed this and was trying to take him to the surface to save his life, can't we discuss the merits of shark baiting? I don't need data on this particular incident in order to form an opinion on shark baiting.

In Topic: Paul Watson reportedly shot in chest by Japanese Coast Guard

11 March 2008 - 12:40 AM

No worries Eric. I'll keep quiet. It doesn't make a difference anyway as we all just keep restating the same points over & over. I don't know anyone that has changed their mind on the subject because of any posts. That's why I yawned.

my mouth is now zipped, see?

In Topic: Singapore Airlines Cancels Executive Economy Service

10 March 2008 - 06:48 AM

I feel much better about SQ after getting a reply from them about the subject:

10 March 2008

Dear Mr. S.....

A good day to you from Singapore Airlines and we hope our email finds you well.

We have received your email of 5 March and am [sic] sorry to learn of your disappointment with the conversion of our A340-500 ultra-long range aircraft into an all-Business Class configuration, for daily flights between New York and Singapore.

The decision to convert our current 2-class seat arrangement with 100 of our Airline’s new award-winning Business Class seats is in response to market demand. There is a demand for our non-stop flights from our Business Class customers and this change will help us cater to this market need.

Thank you for allowing us this opportunity to correspond with you and to explain the matter.

Yours sincerely,

Ms. S......
Manager Customer Services



See how sweet they can be while they tell economy class passengers to piss off? I guess I'll go back to using lesser airlines.