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    Guest the4hopes

    Hi

    I'm not sure whether to book our flight through the travel agents, or direct through the airline. We may be having a 2 day stop over in Singapore.

    Any advise welcome!!

    Laura x

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    Guest Guzzler&Sas

    At the time we found direct with the airline cheaper including stopover,

     

    Good luck

     

    Guzzler

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    I don't know about there but here the agents add a couple of hundred onto the price that you get from buying straight from the airline. The only plus is that you can usually pay the agent in installments, whereas the airline especially if done over the net wants the whole lot at once.

     

    Rachel

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    Guest ali@51

    We booked direct as well as the travel agents wouldnt let me fly alone with 3 children. They said we would have to pay for one as an adult. Singapore airlines had no problems with me and 3 kids

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    i used travelmood (on web site) for my tickets i went business class its worth the money and deff the leg room seats lay flat 6 foot long , dont forget its a long flight and its the best night sleep i had on a plane any way the price was £7100 they got it down to £6500 for two adults and child and infant

    with business class you get to use the lounges in heathrow and singapore which are very nice relaxed and kids are welcome it may seem a lot of money but its a new life and a new start for you and family thats how i saw it

     

    alex

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    Guest Libby1971

    We also used travelmood. They are on the internet I think. They quotes us exactly the same price as we found by contacting the airline direct.

     

    Travelmood were also able to help book the transit rooms which we had half way. We did want to go business class but 3 adults and a child, well the price we couldn't justify. New life, yes. As it was, we had space enough. On the last leg from Singapore to Adelaide, there was hardly anyone on the plane and we had a row each to stretch out on.

     

    Libby

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    Guest mOZzy

    it seems like everyone's used singapore?!

     

    reassuring!!! Oh wouldn't let me chose any different - he can't wait to get to changi airport! i just have to make sure i'll take his card off him before we land ;)

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    oh yeah deff use singaporeair and as for changi that is a fantastic airport...when we landed i was in terminal 3 the new section which is very nice and clean but term 1 has the koi carp fish pond inside either way enjoy the place,if you smoke cigs are very cheap 200 gold bensons £7 or 1000 £30 but you can only bring in to oz 200 cigs

     

    alex

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    Guest weesp

    We booked our flights through the Singapore Airlines direct, it worked out cheaper than the Travel Agents, we were originally going to have a couple of days in Singapore, but decided upon it as June is monsoon season, so decided against it! Also, by booking over the internet it allows you to book your seats which you can't it you go to the travel agents.

    Lynn

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    Guest soggy

    Hi,

    I booked online using ebookers, it was about £80 less than booking direct with the airline, Singapore of course:)

     

    Simon

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    i used travelmood (on web site) for my tickets i went business class its worth the money and deff the leg room seats lay flat 6 foot long , dont forget its a long flight and its the best night sleep i had on a plane any way the price was £7100 they got it down to £6500 for two adults and child and infant

    with business class you get to use the lounges in heathrow and singapore which are very nice relaxed and kids are welcome it may seem a lot of money but its a new life and a new start for you and family thats how i saw it

     

    alex

     

     

    I totally agree with you it is a new start and yes, great to have all the benefits of flying business class. But OMG!! I just looked at the fares. £5000/adult :shocked: and with 3 adults (my eldest daughter will be 12 by a couple of months can you believe so will be classed as an adult) and 2 child fares, well I haven't even bothered to work out just what that amounts to. So I looked at the economy fares instead, still with singaporeair and they were about £3,800. More like it. However my local travel agent who apparently specialise in Australia quoted about £2,800 with Malaysian Airlines. Has anyone had any good/bad experience with them? Initially I thought what a good price but after reading everyone's comments about travel agents being more expensive than going direct I'm wondering how the travel agent I used managed to get such a low price. I can't help but ask what's the catch? Should I be wary? :unsure:

     

    Nicky

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    Guest Lulujim

    Hi - We too were wondering about Malaysian Airlines as have been to Singapore before, and even though absolutley loved it, was hoping to stop off in Kuala Lumpar for a few days. Would be very interested to hear if anyone's done a stop-over in Malaysia - and their experiences of Malaysian Airlines too.

     

    Thank you! x

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    Guest alibongo

    Hi

    We flew with Malaysian airways last year. They were lovely nothing too much trouble. Even when there was a fight on the plane there were so many male stewards in total control at all times. Food was good..well as good as it gets on a plane..certainly was edible..

    Had game consoles in the seats and you could control when you watched the films etc. drinks were plentiful. KL airport clean and spacious. a few shops to look in. When we visited they were having a celebration 50 years of flying I think ..so they had music and dancers to entertain us all and food to try. So I was OK to go back to Oz this year with them. However OH found a slightly cheaper flight with Singapore airways. so looking forward to the 6 hours wait there!!??

    Ali

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    Guest Lulujim

    Thanks very much, will hunt around when it's time to book. The cheaper airfare will probably win hands down!

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    Guest Diane

    It's a while ago that we did it, but when we booked ours we used a company called Lees Travel (www.leestravel.com) who were actually able to beat the price of booking direct with Singapore Airlines.

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