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User currently offlineCtang From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 139 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

Other than flying non-stop to LA, where else does SQ plan to use 340-500?

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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

I hear that sq have cancelled spares etc, so my bet is on them not getting A345 at all.

User currently offlineGaruda From Indonesia, joined Nov 2000, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

Aerorobnz,

Sources pls...


User currently offlineA340-Fan From Germany, joined Apr 2002, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

Maybe to YVR and SFO. Will SQ use them on the SIN-CDG route?

User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

No , SQ will not use them for the SIN-CDG route. They have the 777-200ER for that. The A340-500 was bought specifically for the nonstop longhaul from SIN to West Coast USA (SFO/LAX). I think it is still very much in the works that SQ will be getting these aircrafts.

User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

I believe an SQ insider has just confirmed that SQ will be getting the aircraft in November or December 2003 and will initially be using them on the Singapore - Los Angeles route before attempting to use them on the Singapore - New York (non-stop) route.

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

I dont believe what the rumours spreading about SQ wanting to get rid of A340-500 until there are offical news regarding this issue .

Anyway , I can't wait to see the A340-500 .Too many B777s can be boring .



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User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2435 times:
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I had never heard about those rumours of SQ cancelling their A345 orders... so far.
But I don't believe it. California and the Canadian West Coast are two top markets for SIA. So a non-stop flights to LAX/SFO/YVR do make sense.
But as far as I know they intended to keep the Megatop on those routes as the A345 were meant to be two-class only flights, First & Raffles.

But I can't wait to see the first A345 in service !


FB.



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2381 times:

Cancelling spares is one thing.

Cancelling frames is something else.

N



User currently offlineAlexG From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2364 times:

Hi Singapore 777,

[...]before attempting to use them on the Singapore - New York (non-stop) route.

I can't imagine SQ will try to use it on SIN-JFK?!? That's 9537mls and only capable with a maximum payload of about 20%.

Or will they use a 50 seats, first class only arrangement on the A345?  Big grin

Alex




User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2344 times:

I hear that sq have cancelled spares etc, so my bet is on them not getting A345 at all.

I've never heard this, but it would certainly be welcome news if true! It'd make much more sense for SQ to operate the 772LR on its transpac nonstops; and I wouldnt be surprised to see them consider it in the long run, as the 772LR had not been launched at the time SQ ordered its A345s.

Be interesting to know if Boeing's behind this.... perhaps a repeat of the famous "SQ-F.U." to Airbus? Big grin


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2332 times:

I doubt Boeing has enough money to waste for another deal of this kind.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2324 times:

Well the A345 is going to be in service in November 2003.

What does SQ-F.U. to Airbus mean? SQ - fuck you Airbus? (about the A343 for 772 thing?)

Also, it has been mentioned that SIA is interested in SIN - NYC. This is indeed more or less a safe rumour to go with.



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User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 721 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

Some great rumours here but a few facts.

SIA confirmed the A340-500 order last year for 5 firm and 5 options. The aircrafts first commercial service was due on Nov 3 2003 but now appears more likely to be in Dec 2003. Boeing may well be brewing some ideas but the A340-500 will join SIA in the forseeable future, as the A343 did except for 2.

Management pilots and engineers have more or less been confirmed for the fleet. Line pilots can now apply to join the fleet. First courses in Toulouse will be in about 3 months.

First flights will be to Los Angeles and once a daily service has been established non-stop flights to New York will follow via the pole. This is confirmed by an internal memo.

There are no plans as yet for non-stops to San Francisco. Vancouver was never on the cards. The route has minor high yield and originating traffic from Singapore. Vancouver survives because of the stop in Seoul.

Cheers

[Edited 2003-03-09 03:32:52]


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User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
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Will those still be First/Raffles only service ??

How long will the JFK flight be ?? I thought it'd be out of reach.

THX,


FB.



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