Singapore Airlines Delays/Cancellations

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Friday 22 November 2019 sees SQ241 SIN-SYD (N77W 9V-SWI) divert to MEL as a results of storms.
 

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I'm on the diverted SQ241, flying in premium economy. We deplaned in MEL gate 14 around 7pm and initially was told would be taken to a lounge for a 8:50 re-boarding and 9:30 departure. But then after passing through transit security we were informed to head straight to the gate for reboarding. However, no sign of anything occurring at the gate other than economy passengers also arriving to wait here. Business passengers taken to SQ lounge, I think. I'm VA Plat so guess I could go there too but not bothering for the moment. Ground staff handed out muffins and water. No other gates in use in this satellite section of the terminal and the newsagent is closed. Hopefully we get off soon!
 
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I'm on the diverted SQ241, flying in premium economy. We deplaned in MEL gate 14 around 7pm and initially was told would be taken to a lounge for a 8:50 re-boarding and 9:30 departure. But then after passing through transit security we were informed to head straight to the gate for reboarding. However, no sign of anything occurring at the gate other than economy passengers also arriving to wait here. Business passengers taken to SQ lounge, I think. I'm VA Plat so guess I could go there too but not bothering for the moment. Ground staff handed out muffins and water. No other gates in use in this satellite section of the terminal and the newsagent is closed. Hopefully we get off soon!

B773ER 9V-SWI took off from MEL at 2108 hours and arrived SYD at 2224 hours on Friday 22 November, 269 minutes late.

Usually this aircraft forms SQ242, the evening 1910 hours SYD to SIN. However tonight, B773ER 9V-SNC that arrived as SQ211 one minute early in SYD at 2119 is quickly turning around and operating 'the 242', although it had not taken off by 2242.
 

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With the storms and lightning in SYD on the afternoon and evening of Monday 25 November 2019, SQ288, the 2135 hours mid evening SYD short hop down to CBR had not taken off by 2241. Large numbers of aircraft were holding on approach to SYD.
 

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The usually punctual SQ247 MEL-WLG (A359 9V-SMD) diverted to CHC. The return leg as SQ248 departed WLG at 18 43, as such arrival is revised to 20 29, 239 behind schedule.
 

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The usually punctual SQ217 service SIN-MEL sees a delayed arrival at 22 31, 66 behind schedule on Wednesday 22 January (A388 9V-SKG)
 

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The usually punctual SQ217 service SIN-MEL sees a delayed arrival at 22 31, 66 behind schedule on Wednesday 22 January (A388 9V-SKG)

I've been on the flight it forms (a departure at 0005 or 0105 depending on AEST or not) with latter always punctual (and generally well loaded.) A388 9V-SKG is arriving MEL at a projected 2234 hours, 69 minutes behind schedule. Had it not endured a hold northeast of Horsham, it may have picked up a bit of time.
 
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A388 9V-SKR on SQ231, the 0045 hours SIN - SYD (Thursday 23 January 2020) took off at the unpleasant time of 0242 hours. Arrival should be 1255 hours this afternoon, 65 minutes behind schedule. This arrival forms SQ222 ex SYD, the 1610 hours, so barring unexpected events it ought be on time.
 

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SQ232 (Wednesday 29 January, the scheduled 1215 hours lunchtime from SYD up to SIN (A380 9V-SKW) was not pointing skywards until 1348. Anticipated arrival at gate should be 1827 in the very early evening, 52 minutes tardy. The 'heavy' was only 15 late arriving at 0755 hours in SYD on SQ221 from SIN, a redeye, so reaosn(s) for today's delay are not obvious.
 

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B773ER 9V-SWL on SQ241 (0705 hours day flight, SIN - SYD airborne at 0826) should arrive at around 1833 hours, 38 minutes behind its timetable on Monday 3 February.

A359 9V-SHK on SQ265, the similar 0715 ex SIN but bound for BNE took off at 0813 so its at gate arrival looks like 1728, 33 late.
 

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A380 9V-SKQ on SQ231 (0045 hours SIN down to SYD that took off a little early at 0056 hours on Sunday 9 February) looks to have had a missed approach at about 1122 hours, so it's headed out over the Tasman Sea and hence arrival at gate should be at around 1145 hours, still five minutes early. I'm including it as were it not for the missed approach, it would have arrived earlier.
 

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Continuing very rainy weather in Sydney on the evening of Sunday 9 February sees SQ288 (the 0935 hours SIN - SYD punctually airborne at 0955 but single runway operations (arrivals unusually from the west) have necessitated an extensive holding pattern just north of Goulburn, so arrival should be at 2109 hours, 44 minutes late.
 

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The usually punctual SQ248 WLG-MEL (A359 9V-SMH) has a delayed arrival at 21 49, 319 min behind schedule.
 

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Thursday 27 February finds SQ217 SIN-MEL (A388 9V-SKQ) with a revised arrival at 23 25, 120 min tardy.
 

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Monday 16 March 2020 in an increasingly devoid of bookings environment with the coronavirus restrictions sees SQ226, the 1410 hours PER up to SIN cancelled.
 

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SQ announced on 17 March 2020 that due to coronavirus-related border closures, it would cut 'capacity' to some destinations by 50 per cent.

It said that the fine detail would be placed on its website on 18 March, but by Thursday 19 at 2300 AEDT this did not seem to be the case.

PM Morrison stating that entry would be denied to non-Oz residents from Friday 20 March at 2100 AEDT would have sent this airline back to plan what further flights to cut. No announcement of that yet that one can see.

SQ dominates Australia - SIN traffic and as many of us who've used it know, on flights ex (or to) Oz, OD traffic is fairly minimal while at a guess 80 per cent plus connect from/to Asian, European and other origins/destinations. This airline will 'feel' the latest stipulation from Australia badly.
 

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SQ has finally posted a large, more extensive list of cancelled flights to and from Australia on various dates due to the coronavirus:


This goes up until 1 June 2020. As expected, given it's just not viable to operate when Australians are told 'not to travel' overseas and non-residents/non-Oz citizens are prohibited from entry, to describe what remains as 'minimal' might be an understatement.

The way the information is presented could be simplified. Some flights have several date ranges when they seem to be continuously cancelled without any operating days in the middle.

Of course, these reductions make it hard for any Australian citizen or permanent resident who is still overseas to get to Oz, and on top of that very few SQ crew will be staying in hotels like one along Flinders Street in Melbourne where they normally occupy many rooms a night.

Changi Airport's number of passengers will further decline given these huge reductions in flight numbers. There was already a more than 35 per cent drop in February 2020.
 
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SQ has finally posted a large list of cancelled flights to and from Australia on various dates due to the coronavirus:



I am not sure about the finally part, as that is not that different from the previous list and my flights are still not on it :(

I suspect that SQ like some other airlines is just still flying some planes so that they can transfer any tickets onto from other flights it to say that they are still flying to avoid cancelling tickets and this having to refund the tickets.

All this when they know that virtually everyone who had ticket by points or $$ cannot actually fly now.
 
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...All this when they know that virtually everyone who had ticket by points or $$ cannot actually fly now.

According to various media, thousands upon thousands of Australians remain overseas, but supposedly want to 'come home.' Some in Peru have resorted to chartering a plane with travellers being asked to pay A$5160 - huge - for a single (i.e. one way) ticket.

Not all 'stranded' will be booked on SQ, but some won't yet have tickets and will want to travel, even if the fares by normal standards skyrocket. Apart from special repatriation flights that have yet to be publicised, QF has stated that its international flights will cease at the end of March 2020 for a considerable period so that's a major competitor temporarily out of the way for SQ.

And there'll be some foreign businesspeople/tourists still in Oz who need to return to their domiciles.

My apologies if the list I published had largely been available for a few days: I didn't see it a couple of days ago.
 
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