New services for MEL....over the summer

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Danger UXB

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Possible increase in service for the summer

23NOV-01FEB
SQ247 arrives MEL 05:25
SQ248 departs MEL
07:10
operates on 3,5,7 A333

22NOV-31JAN
SQ257 arrives MEL
23:15
SQ258 departs MEL 00:30
operates on 2,4,6 A333

only A333 so no F or suites but it might increase our chances of saver J which is particularly lacking where I have been looking at the end of jan.
That 05.25 departure ...hmmm lets all get up at 2am to catch a long haul plane, can't see that being too popular!
 
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Danger where did you spot this info? Attached is current - your info may be correct but looks a tad off beat - who knows - I guess time will tell:

Current SIN-MEL and MEL- SIN:
 

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So assuming these services go ahead, how many flights a day will MEL have? 5?
 

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So assuming these services go ahead, how many flights a day will MEL have? 5?
No not quite each service is only on 3 days in the week so on 6 days in the week there will be 4 services. As stated Cruiser it is only proposed at the moment so not in the schedule yet.
 

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No not quite each service is only on 3 days in the week so on 6 days in the week there will be 4 services. As stated Cruiser it is only proposed at the moment so not in the schedule yet.

Well there's already 4 daily flights... so are we talking about a 5th flight 6 days a week?
 

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Not doubting you at all mate but just noting 218 currently scheduled dep MEL 01:05 so suggested 258 dep 00:30 just looks weird - where did you actually see this proposal?

Hi cruiser. Just someone like Crystal. I've been looking for a j saver end of jan for some time and nothing for a while. Then the call center blossom said wait a while and a few more may appear and came up with these as possibilities. Nothing set in stone yet but I'm keeping my eye on the website and app for the next week or so.
 

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Just picked up this from here

Singapore Airlines Increases Australia Service Nov 2014 – Jan 2015 | Airline Route

Singapore – Brisbane
SQ255 SIN0045 – 1045BNE 333 D
SQ265 SIN0650 – 1650BNE 333 57
SQ245 SIN0930 – 1930BNE 333 D
SQ235 SIN2115 – 0715+1BNE 333 D
SQ256 BNE0910 – 1510SIN 333 D
SQ236 BNE1440 – 2040SIN 333 D
SQ266 BNE1805 – 0005+1SIN 333 57
SQ246 BNE2345 – 0545+1SIN 333 D
Singapore – Melbourne
SQ207 SIN0740 – 1815MEL 333 D
SQ217 SIN1045 – 2115MEL 77W D
SQ247 SIN1240 – 2315MEL 333 246
SQ227 SIN2115 – 0745+1MEL 77W D
SQ237 SIN2350 – 1020+1MEL 773 D
SQ248 MEL0030 – 0510SIN 333 357
SQ218 MEL0105 – 0545SIN 77W D
SQ238 MEL1130 – 1610SIN 773 D
SQ228 MEL1645 – 2125SIN 77W D
SQ208 MEL1930 – 0020+1SIN 333 D
Singapore – Sydney
SQ231 SIN0045 – 1140SYD 77W D
SQ241 SIN0705 – 1800SYD 772 D
SQ211 SIN0940 – 2035SYD 773 D
SQ251 SIN1925 – 0625+1SYD 333 357
SQ221 SIN2040 – 0735+1SYD 388 D
SQ252 SYD0740 – 1245SIN 333 146
SQ212 SYD0905 – 1415SIN 773 D
SQ232 SYD1210 – 1720SIN 388 D
SQ222 SYD1610 – 2120SIN 77W D
SQ242 SYD1910 – 0020+1SIN 772 D


Looks like that really odd departure from MEL at 00.30 may go head but the other departure I mentioned seems to have bitten the dust . I am no expert on the SYD and BNE departures but it looks like they have extras too. Now to wait for the timetable to be updated and then hopefully those J savers I was after will appear:D
 

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How did they get the slots at SYD for this? I'd have thought on that time (0625 and 0740) things were pretty busy.....
 
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Can see why extra services into MEL reqd - arrived in this morn on 237 - 8/8 in F - I think something like 59/60 in J - 217/218 or something similar in Y - total only 5 spare seats on whole plane.
 

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Can see why extra services into MEL reqd - arrived in this morn on 237 - 8/8 in F - I think something like 59/60 in J - 217/218 or something similar in Y - total only 5 spare seats on whole plane.

Good figures for SQ and deservedly so. My preferred carrier.
 

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Can see why extra services into MEL reqd - arrived in this morn on 237 - 8/8 in F - I think something like 59/60 in J - 217/218 or something similar in Y - total only 5 spare seats on whole plane.

Over the last few weeks it has been exceedingly difficult (at least in Y) to get seats from SIN to MEL - on SQ, QF, JQ, EK or even MH via KUL. Ditto with SYD and ADL so it was difficult to get options via those cities too. The only options I came up with that were in the order of $1300 return were EY via BNE (EY code on VA domestic), Royal Brunei via BWN or separate tickets on KL/JQ via DPS.
 
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