Singapore Airlines announces new LCC...Scoot.

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    Nov 02, 2011 3:36 PM GMT
    What do you all think?

    After the initial shock, Singapore Airlines could have a major winner on their hands. The fleet, for the time being, will consists of a small batch of previously used Boeing 777's from Singapore Airlines.

    The only other 'truly successful' long-haul LCC's I can think of are AirAsia, AirAsiaX, and Virgin Australia, as well as JetBlue and Virgin America. Some people may include Jetstar but that is up for questioning.

    Courtesy of the Washington Post
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/singapore-airlines-budget-carrier-scoot-to-begin-by-june-fly-to-australia-china/2011/11/01/gIQAza79aM_story.html

    Courtesy of airliners.net
    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5294315/

    Courtesy of flyscoot.com
    http://www.flyscoot.com/

    http://www.flyscoot.com/news/Not-your-usual-airline-name-not-your-usual-airline.html
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    Nov 02, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
    That's good news. Even though I highly regard SIA, they are way toooo expensive to invest my travel dollars. For an upcoming trip SIA wanted $ 395US from Hong Kong to Singapore and $ 180US round trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. At the same time Qantas' JetStar Asia is offering the same fairs for $ 115 and $ 145. Don't even consider the cost of a long-haul flight on Singapore with its award winning service. Fares are through the stratosphere.
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    Nov 03, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    nabob7729 saidThat's good news. Even though I highly regard SIA, they are way toooo expensive to invest my travel dollars. For an upcoming trip SIA wanted $ 395US from Hong Kong to Singapore and $ 180US round trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. At the same time Qantas' JetStar Asia is offering the same fairs for $ 115 and $ 145. Don't even consider the cost of a long-haul flight on Singapore with its award winning service. Fares are through the stratosphere.


    SQ can command a premium for its flights coz it isconsistently the best in the world.

    SCOOT is damn ugly though.
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    Nov 03, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
    From young I've equated SIA with online entertainment that made me wish we were flying around the world! Guess Scoot won't have any of that :/

    They mentioned something about the new fleet being operated independently, with their own organisational framework (only the backing of SIA Group), so I really don't know what to expect.
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    Nov 03, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
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    nabob7729 saidThat's good news. Even though I highly regard SIA, they are way toooo expensive to invest my travel dollars. For an upcoming trip SIA wanted $ 395US from Hong Kong to Singapore and $ 180US round trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. At the same time Qantas' JetStar Asia is offering the same fairs for $ 115 and $ 145. Don't even consider the cost of a long-haul flight on Singapore with its award winning service. Fares are through the stratosphere.


    SQ can command a premium for its flights coz it isconsistently the best in the world.

    SCOOT is damn ugly though.


    Agreed! It's like the budget terminal of Changi Airport; ugly in comparison to the main thing. But still if it gets the job done, I wouldn't mind! icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 03, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    nabob7729 saidThat's good news. Even though I highly regard SIA, they are way toooo expensive to invest my travel dollars. For an upcoming trip SIA wanted $ 395US from Hong Kong to Singapore and $ 180US round trip from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. At the same time Qantas' JetStar Asia is offering the same fairs for $ 115 and $ 145. Don't even consider the cost of a long-haul flight on Singapore with its award winning service. Fares are through the stratosphere.


    Because of the mass strike action and Qantas haven't been flying consistently for the last month icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 03, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    I guess it's better than calling it SCAT.

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    Nov 03, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI guess it's better than calling it SCAT.

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    hahaha! At my company we had an incentive program for new employees called a "Performance Achievement Plan". It soon became an acronym and soon after that, the name of the plan was changed, rather aggressively. haha.
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    Nov 03, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    bhahahhahahahahahah jetblue and virgin are NOT Lon haul! LOL a320 encountering headwinds flying west bound has to make a pit stop if its not weight restricted!

    virgin australia and airasia are not a long haul airlines either. i think the only real long haul airline you mentioned is airasiaX


    and of the two, jetblue is successful. I dont thin virgin america is yet to make any money.
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    Nov 03, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    jrunner25 saidbhahahhahahahahahah jetblue and virgin are NOT Lon haul! LOL a320 encountering headwinds flying east bound has to make a pit stop if its not weight restricted!

    virgin australia and airasia are not a long haul airlines either. i think the only real long haul airline you mentioned is airasiaX


    and of the two, jetblue is successful. I dont thin virgin america is yet to make any money.


    To get technical, I do consider Jetblue to be 'long-haul' since they DO fly to Colombia.
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    Nov 03, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    to get really technical! an a320 is not a long haul airplane (: not now, not ever! flying from nyc or miami to colombia takes about 4/2.5 hrs. hardly a long haul route. so you may consider it a long haul route but the rest of the world doesnt (:
    i cant believe im using wiki for this but its easy so here it is...educate yourself (:


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-haul
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    Nov 03, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    ps i meant to say westbound... flying from the east coast westward (:
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    Nov 03, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    Let's meet in the middle and call it a medium-haul flight. LOL.
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    Nov 04, 2011 5:37 PM GMT


    I am sure SIA did their homework (as always) and expect Scoot to do well (despite the stupid name and god-awful livery). The are associated with a 5 star band with very deep pockets. I also think that the potential of this project is why Alan Joyce is hyperventilating about QF's fixed costs.