Tag: Singapore Airlines

Hiring freeze at Singapore Airlines as air travel takes a hit due to the Covid-19 outbreak

Singapore—Feeling the pinch of the Covid-19 outbreak, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has frozen its recruitment and is even looking at asking its current personnel to go on voluntary unpaid leave. SIA told The Straits Times, “In response to Covid-19, a general recruitment freeze has been implemented...

Aircraft cabin air is much cleaner than home or office, less chances of Covid-19 contamination

Numerous experts have established that the chances of catching the Covid-19 virus, or any other virus, in particular, are much lower in an aircraft compared to other locations like the home or office. Those who have cancelled or avoided flights due to the Covid-19 outbreak...

Metal screw found in first-class meal on SIA flight

Singapore—For many people all over the world, flying first class on Singapore Airlines is the pinnacle of luxurious travel. For one man, as much as he enjoyed all the perks and amenities of his first-class flight finding a screw in his soup, ruined the...

Vlogger comes under severe criticism, including a death threat, for negative review of SIA service

Singapore — A vlogger who regularly reviews airlines has come under severe criticism, including a death threat, for recently making negative remarks about the cabin crew of Singapore Airlines. Many netizens have defended SIA but some have become personal. They say that if Mr Josh...

Man’s drunken behaviour ‘affected safety’ of everyone on SIA flight

Singapore — A Russian national who got drunk and became disorderly on a Singapore Airlines flight was sentenced to three weeks in jail on Friday (Jan 10). “An airplane is an enclosed place. What you did affected the safety and security of all passengers, and...

Singapore Airlines diverting flights from Iranian airspace in wake of missile attacks

Singapore—After the launching of over a dozen missiles that targeted US troops in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday (Jan 8), Singapore Airlines announced in an email that it would be diverting all of its flight routes away from Iranian airspace. CNBC reports the...

Singapore Airlines apologises for 17-hour flight delay due to safety issues, but netizens scold one man for complaining about it

Singapore—Flight delays are not uncommon these days, and travelers should try to exercise some degree of patience, particularly when safety is at stake. One netizen however, missed his son’s award ceremony due to a Singapore Airlines flight that was delayed by 17 hours, and took...

ANZ dethrones SIA in “Top 20 airlines for 2020” list but retains “Best First Class Airline” title

Airline Excellence Awards by AirlineRatings.com has just announced its picks for the Top 20 Airlines for 2020. Air New Zealand was proclaimed the world's best airline, dethroning the previous champ, Singapore Airlines (SIA). Besides being in second place worldwide, SIA has also been named "Best...

Certain MacBook Pro models banned on Singapore airlines due to fire safety risk

Singapore—Some older models from Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro line of laptops have been banned from Singapore Airlines (SIA). Apple issued a voluntary recall of laptops sold from September 2015 and February 2017, since these units use a battery that could overheat and present the...

How far will the Singapore Airlines-Malaysia Airlines MoU go?

How far will Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines go in the deal signed on June 30? This is what many are asking after reports the Malaysian carrier is to get a new owner soon. The Memorandum of Understanding signed between Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines...