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Welcome to "What Everyone's Buying," a new series on souvenirs, wherein we investigate what tourist trinkets are the hottest selling in hotspots around the world.
Fun fact: the iconic "Singapore Girl" of Singapore Airlines is so iconic that, in 1994, she became the first commercial, non-celeb figure to enter Madame Tussaud's wax museum in London.
The clothing itself is simplea traditional tailored kebaya top with sarong skirt. It's also quite timeless; this has been the uniform of Singapore Airlines' female flight attendants since 1972 and part of what makes the look of the Singapore Girl such a long-lasting favorite is the lovely batik print.
No matter what airline you're flying to Singapore, at some point you'll be faced with the culture of Singapore Airlines and this florals-on-a-field-of-blue design. From billboards to glossy magazine ads, to the Girls themselves walking through Changi Airport, the SIA sarong kebaya appears over and over and eventually you may find yourself wanting a piece of the action.
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After about a year of back and forth and fight after fight, Asiana flight attendants have bucked their dress-code and can now rock up to work wearing a smart pair of pants to serve passengers. A South Korean human rights group has deemed the skirt-only rule for cabin-crew discriminatory, as it is far too gender specific.
For the first time in 25 years, any one of the over 3,000 flight attendants can wear pants to work without a slap on the wrist. The revised 10-page guidelines for what the female crew can wear gets as detailed as how big their earrings can be, what color their hair can be and which type of eye makeup can be worn.
We understand traveling is not cheap, trust us. That's why when there is some sort of deal we like to share the love with our readers. This one comes from a land far off, but we have to say it's worth the trip. The not-so-little airport in the not-so-little country of Singapore has made it easier to get a few more stamps in your passport and see the world with the Changi Travel Program.
This program is intended to make it more appealing to transit through the mega-hub airport. Launched late last year, it means the airport will provide a little cash for you to explore the airport and fill your belly or just relax with a bubble-tea in one of those massage chairs. For travelers transiting through the airport on Singapore Airlines or Silk Air, you can acquire $20 Changi Dollar Vouchers good for airport concessions.
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It's always nice to impress people with some useless knowledge, so here's a little morsel of info for when you're at your next dinner party: the airlines and routes that offer the world's longest and shortest flights. Since the world records are best left to Guinness, we will just clue you into the facts.
Let's start with the longest, since 2013 will cause some interesting movement in that area. Currently, Singapore Airlines holds this title for the longest commercial flight on the planet. SG 12, flying the 9,505-mile journey from Changi International to Newark Liberty takes passengers across the world in about 18 1/2 hours, give or take some time depending on winds. Singapore has announced that this year will sadly see the cessation of this route, handing over the crown to Qantas' flight from Sydney to Dallas. That 17-hour flight spans about 8,576 miles.
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It's that time of the year again, the time when the year just plain ends. Alas, we can't just let 2012 go that easily, especially since travelers spent it both up in the air and up in arms over a crazy range of topics. Needless to say, we're ready for 2013, but first we're taking a brief look back at the best of 2012 with the Jaunted Travel Awards,or as we fondly refer to themThe Jauntys.
Cheapy-cheap mistake fares are great and everything but they're rarely reliable, so for our Sweetest Deal we turn to one offered by an airline itself, with guaranteed prices and guaranteed travel. The honor goes to Singapore Airlines and their recurring A380 to Frankfurt or Singapore fares from New York.
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”Don’t touch what you can’t afford.” It was our go-to putdown in high school and, you might say, the atmosphere in the poshest of London's shops, Harrods. Except, for two weeks, you can do just that, because Singapore Airlines have set up a mock business class cabin in the shop window.
Saying “mock” is kind of a disservice to Singapore Airlines' display, because these are two fully functional seats (18A and 19A); they recline, they lie flat, and they even have the right inflight magazines in their windowside storage space. Speaking of the windows, they’re filled in with photos of Singapore. Even the TV in the seatback is a working example of the Krisflyer inflight entertainment system.
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Think of it as a big yellow dream. Budget airfares on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner are to become reality with Scoot's announcement of adding some new metal to their fleet. That's rightSingapore's newest little LCC has just placed a huge order for 20 new Boeing aircraft to take delivery starting in 2014.
The news comes at the same time Scoot's parent, Singapore Airlines, brags about a huge order of new aircraft for themselves, including A380s and A350s. Along with the Airbus planes, SIA signed the check to ensure their little brother can rock up to airports looking flash. With all their new routes it's making more and more sense to invest in efficient planes to keep prices as low as possible.
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Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. The award categories cover the best cities, islands, hotels, cruise lines and airlines. For now, we're going to focus on those last twothe forms of transportation.
We've only noted the top three airlines in each category below, but see the complete rankings over at CN Traveler.
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Too much awesome aviation news came down the pipeline this week, so we'll just wrap it up neatly for you with some bullet points:
· LAN's first 787 Dreamliner hit the South American skies: Well, it's official; South America's first Dreamliner is running its first regularly scheduled service, flying 22x week between Santiago (SCL) and Buenos Aires (EZE). The inaugural happened on October 1 after the plane got some fresh ink (check out the 787 underneath the cockpit windows). Wanna see more? LAN's Facebook page has an entire gallery from the event and our own photos and video of the delivery event are still hot and fresh.
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Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.
· Alaska Airlines:
There’s a brand new option between Portland—the one in Oregon—and Washington, DC, as Alaska Airlines just started flying between the two cities. The new flights will link the Pacific Northwest with Reagan Washington National Airport. Things are scheduled to depart from Portland around 9:30am local time, and the Boeing 737s are set to touch down over in Washington around 5:40pm local time. Apparently this is the only nonstop flight between the two airports, so expect to pay a little bit of a premium if you’re looking to cross the country with Alaska Airlines and their new flight.
· Singapore Airlines:
New daily service is soon arriving in Myanmar, as Singapore Airlines is planning to link Singapore with Yangon beginning on October 28. The new flights are done thanks to a little assistance from the airline’s regional buddies over at SilkAir, so don’t except Airbus A380s on these routes. However, Singapore Airlines will operate certain flights, and they’ll be using some Boeing 777s to boost the number of seats available between the two cities. It sounds like the flights are still subject to government approval, so you’ll have to wait a little bit to book your tickets.
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You heard it here first in April and now, after five months of testing and tooling, A340s and select A380s and 777-300ERs will be able to log on in the air, no matter where that happens to be (with the exception of on the runway and under 10,000'). This includes the A340s that operate what's known as the world's longest non-stop commercial flight, Newark to Singapore.
Even some of the most luxurious and well appointed airport lounges need a fresh coat of paint every so often. That's why Singapore Airlines has revealed plans to completely overhaul their lounges across the the entire network. The airline is expected to spend around $20 million dollars on the complete refurbishment, so it's safe to say that we can expect more than just paint.
Without giving away too much, the architects of the project have been tasked with creating a "home away from home," so passengers can feel even more relaxed before heading off on a long-haul journey. All lounges will further improve the "ground to air" experience for passengers.
We dont know how they'll do it, but if they can improve on this lounge in Singapore, the outcome will be nothing short of stellar.