Flights-to-nowhere

Jamus is probably right that flights-to-nowhere will appeal only or mostly to the better off – ie, the richer, more well-to-do people who can afford such a luxury during a pandemic.

So, I don’t see why a tax, even during a pandemic, is not viable.

Would it discourage such well-to-do folk from such flights? Would they not take such flights if a few dollars more in tax is imposed?

Would they shun fancy restaurants when the GST goes up to 9%?

I doubt it.

And please note that Jamus is suggesting the tax be applied ONLY to flights-to-nowhere.

Why are PAP ministers’ panties in a knot over it?

Didn’t they – the PAP itself – just announce a rise in everything from electricity to transport fares – WHICH AFFECT EVERYONE – and the ERP and what not, during this same pandemic??

Doesn’t the PAP argument apply here as well – we are in a pandemic, why raise costs for everyone by increasing fares and fees, especially on public utilities?

Cannot impose extra costs on businesses but can increase costs for everyone else?

What hypocrisy, as usual.

And dear Amrin Amin, please grow up and respect the people’s choice lah. They rejected you, so just accept it. No need to be smug or sarcastic or a sore loser. Sengkang voters made the right choice, as you have now proved.

And spare me the bleeding heart about SIA crew. How much do you pay the elderly cleaners who clean and stand all day INSIDE your toilets in Changi Airport? Bleah.

 

Andrew Loh

 

 

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19 Responses to “Flights-to-nowhere”

  • Mountain Tortoise:

    Singaporeans have beennwell travelled.

    I find it strange that people would wanna risk their lives to take a plane to nowhere. The plane is a small enclosed space with small toilets. The seats are used a lot by many passengers. The seats are tight for economy seats. Why would people want airlines food when you can have great foods using food panda for cheap?

    Someone is really desperate to want money at all cost.

    Never taken a plane is it? What a joke!

    Pap mp and grassroots leaders and chambers of commerce people should all go and take the plane and cruises to no where!

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  • oxygen:

    “COLORFUL ADJECTIVES” are all well-earned and deserving of bestow.

    Why?

    Because PAPpypolitics and PAPpynomics are a meandering river of endless lies, scams and deception of farting 1% truth, 99% lies, fantasy and propaganda.

    Fatty boy should go back to his cave and hibernation now that Sengkang have sent him and his mates into political purgatory.

    Wait for his next turn/opportunity of PAPpypolitics practice of “recycling” of voters’ rejects.

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  • oxygen:

    THE FLIGHT TO NOWHERE fantasy was bornt out of someone with NO COMPREHENSION OF THE AIRLINE TRANSPORTATION BUSINESS.

    On take-off at Changi, immediately we cross into either Malaysian or Indonesia air space AND THAT NEEDS PERMISSION of innocent passage of way. We are not like China, Philippines, Japan, USA or Down Under.

    In Australia, they can fly to “no where” over the otherwise deserted Pacific or Indian Oceans or southern airspace over the Great Australian Bight. Philipine airline can fly east to Pacific Ocean, Chinese fly over South China Sea or around Taiwan, Japan over the Pacific basin, USA over either the Atlantic or Pacific waters.

    LEE-jiapore fly over half of Straits of Johore to on the way to Pedra Branca or Pulau Bukom and back to Changi airport of “freedom of flights” international air flight laws?

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  • John Richards:

    Frankly, I don’t give a shit about SIA or their flight crew in these troubled times. Reason? Their struggles are no different from those of other businesses which are barely surviving. Many have already gone under. Does anybody shed a tear for them?

    And what about the thousands who are unable to find jobs because the government believes foreigners should be allowed to compete unfairly against locals.

    Flights to nowhere my ass! Is this even an option worth considering in a time of crisis? If anything it exposes the complete lack of creative thinking necessary for survival. Spare me the bull crap!

    The only serious solution worth considering is whether to let life in Singapore go back to normal. The sooner this is done, the better it will be for all.

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  • Silly Idea:

    A silly idea to fly to nowhere. What can you see or do up in the air, cramped up in a small space? Eat, drink, watch a movie, visit the toilet. At least with a cruise to nowhere, you can go on deck and enjoy the sea breeze, the poo, food and drinks, live entertainment and other activities on board. But during this pandemic, who wants to travel in a crowd and be exposed to Covid-19?

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  • oxygen:

    Adding to my preceding paragraph on “freedom” flight rights as between countries restricting our capacity to organise “flights to nowhere”, here is a better informed illumination from Wikipedia.

    Wikipedia:
    The freedoms of the air are a set of commercial aviation rights granting a country’s airlines the privilege to enter and land in another country’s airspace…. The first two freedoms concern the passage of commercial aircraft through foreign airspace and airports, while the other freedoms are about carrying people, mail and cargo internationally. The first through fifth freedoms are officially enumerated by international treaties, especially the Chicago Convention. Several other freedoms have been added,…..

    How many of our over-hyped overpaid elected-to-be “garbage cleaners” in that House of the most expensive but mostly useless decorations understand or even aware of the Chicago Convention “degrees of freedom” traffic rights that must necessarily preclude our chances of organising “flights to nowhere” fantasy land dreaming??

    Or are they there to nag the peasants with incurable anguished love-sick screams of “making love” to puppies, cats, pigeon, mouse and rats of animal rights even though we all know our economy is sinking badly with dire consequences looming or broadcasting (fainted???) spells of hallucination of “receiving” $22,250 of Covid-19 pandemic relief which all, mostly financially-distressed, peasants have no re-collection of receiving such generous handouts?

    I wonder.

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  • oxygen:

    HERE IS THE WEBLINK from Wikipedia on traffic rights, accidentally omitted in the preceding post.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedoms_of_the_air

    Wkipedia: The freedoms of the air are a set of commercial aviation rights granting a country’s airlines the privilege to enter and land in another country’s airspace…. The first two freedoms concern the passage of commercial aircraft through foreign airspace and airports, while the other freedoms are about carrying people, mail and cargo internationally. The first through fifth freedoms are officially enumerated by international treaties, especially the Chicago Convention. Several other freedoms have been added,…

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  • Silly Idea:

    Silly Idea:
    A silly idea to fly to nowhere. What can you see or do up in the air, cramped up in a small space? Eat, drink, watch a movie, visit the toilet. At least with a cruise to nowhere, you can go on deck and enjoy the sea breeze, the poo, food and drinks, live entertainment and other activities on board. But during this pandemic, who wants to travel in a crowd and be exposed to Covid-19?

    Oops! Correction: “pool” not “poo”

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  • Harder Truths:

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. When the wallet is empty (again) it is time to steal (again).

    This is merely a ‘stealing opportunity’ from another connected idiot who has never had to work for a living.

    In Happy North Korea the people work for nothing so that the leeders may enjoy everything.

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  • Tremendous:

    Still thinking of saving that airline when it has been stucked up towards villagers for many years. Villagers won’t sabo the airline but don’t have to go out of the way to save the airline either. Show some value by putting a tax in. In case you think it hurts overall business costs, all you need to do is cut the top management pay down to size by another 30%. Don’t over protect the rich jiak liao bees and everything will be fine.

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  • xoxo:

    Strange PAPple make noise when oppo MPs or netizens make some suggestions or pass some constructive comments.
    But, they remain MUTE when wven there are PUBLIC OUTCRIES pertaining to beead and butter issues like locking of OUR CPF, SESTEUCTION N ROBBING OF OUR DECENT JOBS, COST OF LIVING IN GENERAL,LOOTING OF OUR RESERVES ESPECIALLY PAST RESERVES THAT CANNOT BE APPLIED TO ASSIST OUR OWN JOBLESS N RETIREES BUT CAN BE LOOTED TO SQUANDER HUGELY ON NON-sgs as well?
    If sgs can live on $1K SALARY AS PROPOUNDED BY PAP GAHMEN, I DONT SEE WHY THE GAHMEN SHOULD USE OUR RESERVES TO *SAVE JOBS* BY FRANTING MUCH MORE NOT JUST TO SGS WHO ARE HOLDING JOBS BUT OSO NON-CITIZENS IN THE TENS OR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS $ DEPENDING ON THEIR * MONTHLY SALARIES*????

    WHY CANT CAP THE GRANTS AT LOWER RANGES?
    A LIVING WAGE,which sgs at lower strata cannot even be granted under NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES?!!!

    DO YOU SEE AMIN QUESTIONING HIS PARTY LEADERS ON SUCH MATTERS?

    BTW, THE EP HAS KEY TO RESERVES N CAN APPROVE ITS USE.
    HOW COME IT ENDS THERE?
    THE EP MUST ACCOUNT TO THE PEOPLE ON THE RESERVES USAGE.
    I SUGGEST THE EP APPOINT AN AUDIT COMMITTEE HEADED BY OPPO TO AUDIT ON THE USE OF PAST RESERVES AND REPORT TO THE PUBLIC.

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  • Asd:

    I think its lacking ethics to fly to no where wonder which enviroment irresponsible m$ salary bum idea

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  • 45°:

    Urgent then built dorm thinker.

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  • stupid is as stupid does:

    Dr Jamus is 100x more intelligent than that PAP yesman Amrin.
    Trying to act high n mighty smart, but ended up looking like a fool by uttering those words.
    how come everytime the PAP4Gs stand up to speak they shove a foot back in their mouths?
    acting like cowardly pai kiahs !..
    why not chair a debate with Dr Jamus?
    He’ll outsmart them out of this world with his brilliance, a commodity which PAP is severley lacking these days.

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  • xoxo:

    Flight to NOWHERE like those disappearing planes?

    What a daft idea!
    Sometimes, DOING NOTHING IS ALSO A GOOD DECISION?

    MUST BE THE NEW TRANSPORT MINISTER TRYING TO SCORE POINTS AGAIN?

    Guess by next GE, this JOKER OYK will be out of sight like FLIGHT TO NO WHERE?

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  • Santa Claus, Satan Claws:

    Pre errrlection, Santa Claus
    Post errlection, Satan Claws

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  • Longan Claws:

    Santa Claus, Satan Claws:
    Pre errrlection, Santa Claus
    Post errlection, Satan Claws

    Bravo!

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  • Bad Boy:

    又一單.

    http://www.huogua.net/wap/a/37484

    警方通报威海轿车失控事故:致2死1伤 肇事司机已被警方控制

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  • Well, needy a stone's throw aw:

    Acerbic Amrin does not have the monopoly on “serious connection” with Singaporeans let alone poor sheeples, homegrown though he might be Amrin’s just landed two new jobs with tech firms and the likes of Ye Kung are still pocketing top of the world salaries….. belonging to the ownself reward ownself filthy wealthy vanguard of Sinchiapor Incorporated. Colorful Amrin should not throw stones while luxuriating in their glass cocoon. Taxing the rich anyway does not imply helping the needy, especially when the rulers over you are the very disconnected rich.

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