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Singapore Airlines A345 Seating Configuration: 181  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5811 times:

Singapore Airlines Pte Limited is to inaugurate the Airbus A340-500 in early 2004.

My source indicates that the aircraft will have 64 Raffles Class beds and 117 Economy Class seats.

It is unclear whether these Economy seats will have more room and there is no Premium Economy Class.


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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5787 times:

Wow, that is pretty low. A 757 in 2-class configuration holds 180 seats.

User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5774 times:

There will be no F class?

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5761 times:

I just noticed that.

There will be no First Class. Hmmm.



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5757 times:

The difference between First and those Sky beds is so infinitesimal.
Who the hell wants Dom perignon and caviar in a more egalitarian world anyways? Most of the folks flying First and Business are a bunch of exhausted businessmen and women who just want to sleep.


User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5755 times:

where are these aircraft going to be flown?


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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5747 times:

Planned routes include nonstop SIN-LAX and I believe SIN-SFO.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 724 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5747 times:

There will be no First Class.

First route Singapore-Los Angeles and once daily will be followed by Singapore-New York, that is the current plan.



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User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5731 times:

I think this 345 will complement the SIN-FRA-JFK service, otherwise they will loose out quite a fair bit amount of revenue on the FRA-JFK route. Hopefully things will sort out quickly, otherwise it'll not be profitable to start a non stop service to JFK.

And I suppose more space in Economy is rather obvious. If they still configure the economy at a 33' and Raffles at 60', the wouldn't it have a lot of unused space with only 181 seats?


User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

There will be much more seats than a total of 181. Let´s say the aircraft will have 64 Raffles Skybed. They will be arranged with app 60" pitch. Using the Airbus layout examples for the A345, the aircraft will hold 30 seats between doors one and two. An additional 36 Raffles seats in the forward part of the cabin section between door two and three (bringing the total to 66 at 60" pitch). According to the Airbus layout example there should then remain room for 187 economy seats arranged in 32" pitch. 32" pitch is actually Economy Class standard on most SIA aircraft so my best guess will be (taken that the figure of 64 Raffles seats is correct) that SIA will operate the aircraft with 64 Raffles and 181 Economy - not 181 as the total number of seat. I don´t believe that the A345 would be economical to place into service with only 181 seats.

User currently offlineSq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1643 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5516 times:

Is it true that due to the length of the flights that will be operated with these A345s, SIA has Econ Class configured in a more spacious and comofrtable layout than the current layouts that are prevelant in the rest of their fleet? I even heard rumors of a 2-3-2 lay out in Econ...but I havent a clue as to the validity of that.


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User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5505 times:

We will only know when the A345 is launched into service, Andrew, if you're around somewhere, any insider info?

9V-SVA



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User currently offlineSjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5503 times:

Yeesh... that should attract the hell out of the high yield passengers - just what they're going for.

User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5475 times:

It's gotta be 181 Y seats...unless his sources or Singapore_Air is/are is not a credible source of information (which I think Singapore_Air is not).

I have questions based on the interiors of new Airbuses: Is it going to a sleek one that competes with the 777's interior, unlike the same old setup Airbus has in its 346 airplanes?

Oh, and 1 more thing...Sjc>sfo, you do hail from the USA, do you? You do not have any country information written below your nickname (From ___, joined May 2003)

(gotAirbus?)



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5464 times:

"(which I think Singapore_Air is not)"

Yeah well you wouldn't. Stick it.

The source works very high up in Singapore Airlines' ranks so he is very credible.

The SpaceBed (The Skybed is used by some other airline) and the Economy Class seats will probably be allowed to take up mre space. Economy for example at a 35" seat pitch. 18 hours at 33" is unacceptable. 36" would be nice but might be too optimistic.



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User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5451 times:

SIA should have some official release on their 345 products. It's been under the blankets for too long!

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5422 times:

Singapore Airlines don't want to reveal what plans they have incase a certain airline copies them.


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User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1017 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5327 times:

It may well be 181 total seats because they may have reserved certain areas of the aircraft for other uses and because the economy class will definitely have more than 32" pitch (perhaps closer to the region of 34-35") and because the economy seats may well be wider than normal.

User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5082 times:

"Is it going to a sleek one that competes with the 777's interior, unlike the same old setup Airbus has in its 346 airplanes?"

The A346 has the new interior and not the old set up but IMO the 777 is still better looking. The A32X, A330-200/-300 and A340-300 all have updated interiors too. On the A320 the changes are minor only such as different overhead bin handles.


User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 724 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5059 times:

Singapore Airlines don't want to reveal what plans they have incase a certain airline copies them.

As Singapore Airlines did to another Airline and paid a hefty price for doing so in an out of court settlement.



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User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

It may be as few as 181 TOTAL (Raffles and Economy) because of some weight restriction on the routes. SIN-LAX and SIN-SFO are right at the edge of the plane's range capacity.

Does anyone know if the 777LR would be subject to similar, or any such restrictions? (Taste of things to come !!)



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

So wait, Singapore Airlines doesn't want to release any information unless Cathay copy them......yet you're releasing VERY important information about a new service Singapore are offering? Without an official press release and going from informational released to your personally from "someone high up" at SA?

Don't you think that's a bit stupid? You've just given away SA secret to Cathay.


User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4977 times:

What do you think a ticket on one of these flights will cost? I doubt that they would just be a normal priced ticket. SQ has to make money from operating the plane on these routes and with 181 seats, the seats would need to cost more to ride in. Do you think they would be a lot more expensive considering it is kind of a luxury to get from North America to Singapore without stopping, sort of like the Concorde (not as expensive though) with getting between Europe and North America in three and a half hours? Do you have any guess as to how much it would cost to fly one of these routes in economy and in business? I know it's impossible to guess for sure, but do you have a rough estimate?

Regards,
Airplanetire


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4945 times:

I don't think it will be that expensive, Coach might be a little more because of the comfort of the seats on the A340-500


What now?
User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

Its so funny, i posted this information containing the exact stuff a few months back and nobody seemed to be interested... Big grin

Yeah, its not mistake SQ will configure its A340-500s to be abt 180 seats for pax Big grin Great isnt it? Now time to find cheap fares for its inaugurual flight to the US !!!

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25 Sjc>sfo : The non-stop is obviously geared towards business passengers, so I think the vast majority of these fares will be sold at full Y price.
26 ConcordeBoy : Does anyone know if the 777LR would be subject to similar, or any such restrictions If everything goes to plan, the 772LR will have a few hundred mil
27 Ex_SQer : Does anyone have confirmation of when the flight will depart SIN and return to SIN? I've heard conflicting reports so far, and I am very curious to fi
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