Duke & Duchess of Cambridge fly SQ

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    Bruce98
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    To Singapore, to represent the Queen.

    Can’t say I blame, them, SQ suites vs BA First, no brainer.


    Vertrek
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    Would do the same!! Smart move!! =)


    VintageKrug
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    Good move by the Royal Household, and naturally as it is a tour to a Commonwealth country, it is only appropriate that their national airline should be used, just as the Queen uses New Zealand and Canadian transport aircraft when visiting other members.

    After all, we did used to own Singapore, too.

    A brace of proper longhaul VIP aircraft would be preferable, though.


    RBrown9
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    The airline or the country. Either way, they have prospered after being released from our ownership.


    RBrown9
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    Let’s compare Changi to Heathrow or SQ to BA. In my view, Changi and SQ win by a long way.


    DoorsToManual
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    The Duke and Duchess CHOSE to fly SQ, they had the option and made the right choice. The SQ Suite (and even SQ Business) beats every BA cabin, hands down.


    Hippocampus
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    The decision by the staff of the Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge would have been made on the basis of price and schedule.


    openfly
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    Since aviation began, in most cases of Royal trips abroad, it has been traditional to use a carrier of the host country to arrive. The return flight is usually on a UK carrier.


    BeckyBoop
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    Hippocampus, how can you be so sure that it was the staff that would of made the decision?

    Overall this is a slapin the face to British ‘airlines’ and is nothing more than a snub by members of the Royal Household.

    VK having a VIP jet would be a serious waste of taxpayers money!

    BT, is it possbile that you may be able to get an offical response from St James’s Palace and get an offical reply about the decision to fly SQ over BA or VS?


    LuganoPirate
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    HM is head of state of 16 countries, including Canada and Australia. Obama is only head of 1! She’s also head of the Commonwealth of Nations, which comprises 54 states. I think it’s scandalous the Queen does not have her own VIP aircraft and that she, and for that matter the PM, have to travel scheduled.

    Most of the recipients of our aid money fly private jets. The great socialist “Hollande” as well as Merkel all have VIP transport at their disposal. They wouldn’t even think of going on holiday by scheduled carrier let alone Easyjet. Even the president of tiny Switzerland has his own jet!


    BeckyBoop
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    LP that is still no excuse, just because everyone else has one… 🙁


    esselle
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    Hi LP

    Agree fully with your sentiments. By the same token, why strip our Monarch, and nation, of Britannia?

    I had a private tour/dinner etc at her berth in Leith a few years ago, and the sense of history, place and plain ” royalness” was overwhelming.

    Thank you, Broon, for sending her to the knackers yard.


    cityprofessional
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    Hangonaminute BeckyBoop… Surely this is just good business sense. SQ buys a helluvalottta British built Airbus wings and Rolls engines. I dare say they’ve spent a lot more on GB plc than BA and VS put together over the last 20 years…

    And VK… “we did used to own Singapore” – errr, WTF?!


    LuganoPirate
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    BB, it’s not an excuse. I’m making the point she should have one.

    Agree Esselle, Brittania was magnificent and a real flag bearer for GB plc. Such amity she’s gone.

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