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SQ A380 & 747 Airfares To Sydney  
User currently offline747Dreamlifter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

I just purchased my A380 (F-Class) SQ tickets online and I thought I'd share my buying experience with everyone. There is some measureable dollar difference between flying on the A380 vs booking yourself on a 747 flight. All fares are R/T - SIN - SYD - SIN on 08 Jan returning 12 Jan 2008. (Pictures posted on left are A380 and 747 on the right)


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FIRST CLASS A380 Suite = $7,267........B747 = $6,299.......Difference $968


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BUSINESS CLASS A380 = $5,039........B747 = $4,615.......Difference $424


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COACH/ECONOMY CLASS A380 = $4,386........B747 = $1,796........Difference $2,590


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My business class R/T fare from SFO to SIN via HKG is $6,167 (03 Jan and 14 Jan 2008) Hope to enjoy every minute on the A380.

"Happy Holidays to everyone"!

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User currently offlineThreeFourThree From Australia, joined Nov 2007, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4013 times:

$4386 for economy class return from SYD-SIN?! That doesn't seem right.
My dad recently flew SYD-SIN return, and on the way there he was on the 747, on the way back, he had the pleasure of flying the A380, and it didn't cost half as much as that.
I would defiantly want to fly the A380, I heard its really quiet compared to the 747 and the new seats.


User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4010 times:

There must be a mistake in the economy class price, unless the Airbus 380 only has a few seats left and that too full fare

IIRC SQ stated that there would be no/marginal difference between economy in the Airbus and Boeing

Regards
Ag92


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17144 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3999 times:

Think that the economy fares are wrong. It is not soo big difference in Eco between the 744 and A380.

For the First class, SQ has stated that their first class in the A380 is going to cost 20% more than First class compared to the 744.



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

AFAIK SQ had different fares for certain aircraft types before.  Smile

User currently offlineSpeedyGonzales From Norway, joined Sep 2007, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

I just did a check for fares mid-week in april, and I got 1240 S$ return on both A380 and 747.


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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3221 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3975 times:



Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Thread starter):
My business class R/T fare from SFO to SIN via HKG is $6,167 (03 Jan and 14 Jan 2008) Hope to enjoy every minute on the A380.

What part of this journey will be on the 380?



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User currently offline747Dreamlifter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3942 times:



Quoting Zrs70 (Reply 6):

The A380 is from SIN - SYD - SIN only. SFO to SIN will be on a 747-412 stopping in HKG

Quoting ThreeFourThree (Reply 1):

THANK YOU, for your focus.....so I went back online to Travelation.com to see if I made an error on the figures. As of this morning this is what was listed. R/T coach fare (SIN to SYD, 08 Jan - SYD to SIN, 12 Jan) on the A380 was $4391.00 + 261.18 tax/fee = $4,647.18 Flights for the same dates on a 747 was $1,801.00 + 261.18 = $2057.18
Still reflecting a sizeable price differential. I too began to agree that it just didn't look right.

So, thanks to everyone who posted a comment, I checked out SQ site directly and concluded that TRAVELATION.com has the coach fare posted in correctly. SQ posted "Coach" fares as $1,271.62 on the A380 and $1,064.29 for their 747. Now that's looks more reasonable. I further researched and discovered that I could save a few dollars by booking directly with Singapore Airlines. NOW, that was a shocker. I always assumed that dealing with online brokers such as Expedia, Travelation, Travelocity, etc was a way to save some money. Wow, I received a "Heads-up" awakening today.

I'm never going to assume anymore....This really made an "Assss" out of myself.

Fortunately the Credit Card I'm using allows me to cancel without penalty within 30 days of travel. So I decided to rebook my res with SQ and save some pocket change.

I going to have a "Happier Holiday" and a few more dollars to spend.

Cheers.


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