Date: 23 Apr 97 02:58:13 From: email@example.com (Roger Chung-Wee) Organization: Frontier Internet Services References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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On 18 Apr 1997 14:04:05 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric) wrote: >This begs to ask, however, what will happen to SIA's current flights to >JFK via Amsterdam and Frankfurt which are, I'm told, quite >profitable. Moreover, a recent in-house study said most passengers would >rather take a one-stop flight than a non-stop one if the non-stop flight >would be over 15 hours. Could we therefore see non-stop flights on some >days and one-stop flights on others, via Europe, or a longer term solution >which would offer two flights a day (not necessarily every day), both >operated with a B777 or A340 instead of the current B747-400 to New York ? When you say non-stop, I presume you mean trans-Pacific flights from, say, the west coast of America to Singapore as I'm sure that the 777-200X will not be able to fly non-stop from the east coast unless, perhaps, SIA can get a direct, polar route and GPS navigation. And won't flying westwards to America still require a stop en-route? Indeed, SIA is keen to extend its SIN-LHR service to JFK. It seems to me that one of the choices for passengers will one day be between flying trans-Pacific from the west cost one-stop (if they can't stand a very long non-stop flight) or non-stop in a 777-200X/A340-500X.